Born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in the Southern Tier of NY, Carissa Weidman received her B.A. in Cinema, cum laude, from Binghamton University in 2015. Following her undergraduate degree, she started her own business that focused on providing adverts and promotional materials for real estate professionals, which served over ten million dollars’ worth of homes within its first year.
However, passionate about the law, she pursued her law degree and earned her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 2020.
During her time at law school, she was selected to be in the Advocacy Honor Society – Appellate Division (“Moot Court”) and Justinian Honor Law Society; was awarded two Cali Excellence for the Future Awards, one for Intelligent Lawyering and Problem Solving and another for Bankruptcy Clinic; and was a member of the Syracuse Animal Legal Defense Fund, Intellectual Property Law Society, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, and Cold Case Justice Initiative. Further, she gained valuable experience as a research assistant focusing on intellectual property, sports law, and blockchain technology; as a student attorney for the Syracuse University College of Law Bankruptcy Clinic; as a legal intern in a private practice firm and for the Crimes Victims Assistance Center; and as a Judicial Intern for the Honorary Andrew T. Baxter., U.S. Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of NY.
Carissa was admitted to the New York State Bar in April 2021 and hopes to focus on litigation.