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Christopher Lavorato

Partner

Christopher Lavorato is an experienced trial lawyer, with a broad range of litigation experience, including claims of product liability, commercial fraud, consumer protection, commercial transit accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, contract disputes and business torts. Mr. Lavorato has a breadth of experience within the State of California and Texas representing both individuals as well as private and governmental entities. He has been named by his peers as a Super Lawyer of Northern California in 2015, and a Super Lawyer within the State of Texas in 2016/2017. He is an AV rated lawyer, recognized for holding the highest degree of legal competency and ethical standards.

Practice Areas

Serious Injury/Wrongful Death
Contract Litigation
Commercial Fraud
Construction Defect

Mr. Lavorato has extensive experience in handling cases involving:

  • Catastrophic Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Class Action Suits
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Transit Accidents/Aviation Accidents
  • Business Torts
  • Contract Disputes
Licenses/Admissions

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of California
U.S. Federal District Court of Texas: Western District
U.S. Federal District Courts of California: Northern and Central Districts

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2002
Bachelor of Arts, University of San Francisco, 1992

Military Education

FAA Certification for Small Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) Operations
Commercial Rated Rotary Wing Pilot (VFR/IFR)
United States Army Airborne School
United States Army Air Assault School
Held Top Secret Clearance (SCI) while serving in the Army

Presentations

Legislative Update on Drones (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) (2017), Austin Bench/Bar, Austin Bar Association
Know the Law: Family Law (2013), San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
Where Criminal Law Meets Tort Law (2013), Consumer Attorneys of California Conference
Expert Witnesses (2012), Consumer Attorneys of California Conference
Ethical Considerations in the Courtroom (2009), Monterey County Bar Association
Ethical Considerations in the Courtroom (2007), Consumer Attorneys of California Conference

Publications

Helping Veterans Stand Down (2014), San Mateo County Daily Journal
Howell and the Cost of Future Care for Medicare Recipients (2014), The Advocate Vol. 41, No.6
The Balance of Effective Drone Regulation (2/5/2015), San Francisco Daily Journal

Community Service / Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating since 2014
Selected to Super Lawyers of Northern California/Texas (2015-2017)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Evidence (Santa Clara University School of Law)
Outstanding Oral Argument (Santa Clara University School of Law)
Co-Founder and past President of Veteran Lawyers of San Mateo County
Past Director and Secretary of San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association
Past Director and Executive Committee Member of Monterey County Bar Association
Monterey County Free Libraries’ Philanthropist Honoree (2009)