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Robert S. Weiss

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation Family Law


Downtown Memphis
One Commerce Square
40 S. Main Street, Suite 2210
Memphis, TN 38103

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

Bob Weiss, an attorney with focus areas including domestic relations, mediation, and civil litigation, joined Harris Shelton in 2022. He has more than 26 years of experience as both an advocate and adjudicator.

Bob previously led the launch of the domestic relations and civil litigation practices for two boutique law offices in the late 1990s before joining the firm of Keenan, Dabbous & Weiss in 2002, where he became partner. There, he expanded his litigation experience in state and federal courts in Tennessee handling general civil litigation, with a continued focus on domestic relations matters. In 2007, he launched his own sole proprietorship law office, also handling civil and criminal matters with a focus on domestic relations matters.

Between 2010 and 2022, Bob served as the trial judge in Division VIII of the Shelby County Circuit Court. He presided over 100 jury trials and more than 3,500 bench trials, including divorces and appeals from the General Sessions and Juvenile Courts. He was the presiding judge for the Shelby County trial courts between 2016 and 2018, and chairman of the Parent Education Committee for Shelby County Circuit and Chancery Courts between 2016 and 2022. Bob consistently maintained the second lowest active case list among the Circuit Court Divisions.

Bob is an active member of the Memphis Bar Association and a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation. Outside of work, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, and his teenage son, Joseph.  He is an avid fan of the Memphis Tigers, Memphis Grizzlies, and live music.  Along with his wife, they are committed supporters of: Kindred Place, Carnival Memphis Children’s Charity Initiative, Porter Leath-Books from Birth, and Memphis Area Legal Services.

  • University of Memphis Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
  • Bradley University, B.A.

Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee, 1996

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Memphis Bar Association, Member
    • Young Lawyers’ Division (Board member, 1996-1998)
    • Family Law Section (Treasurer, 2010)
  • Memphis Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter of the American Inn of Court, Emeritus member
  • Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference
    • Pattern Jury Instructions Committee
    • Domestic Relations Committee