Christopher Lavorato is a partner at Howry Breen & Herman, where he practices civil litigation. He focuses on a variety of complex civil matters including claims of catastrophic injury, wrongful death, products liability, commercial transit accidents, and construction defect.
Mr. Lavorato received his B.A. in Communications from the University of San Francisco in 1992. He graduated as the Distinguished Military Graduate from ROTC and was commissioned in the United States Army, serving as an Aviation Officer and UH-60 Blackhawk pilot until 1998. After his military service, Mr. Lavorato earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Santa Clara School Of Law in 2002.
After law school, Mr. Lavorato practiced on the Monterey Peninsula and the Bay Area of California, focusing on complex civil litigation and criminal law. He was a member of a co-lead counsel for Economic Loss Class Plaintiffs in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration case which successfully resulted in a $1.5 billion settlement on behalf of class members.
Other examples of his cases include the protection of female rights in the workplace, representing injured passengers arising from the crash of an airline in San Francisco, securing seven-figure settlements for drowning victims, victims of sexual assault, and clients injured by negligent automobile and truck drivers.
Recently, Mr. Lavorato and attorneys Sean Breen and Glen Wilkerson of Howry Breen & Herman secured a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of hundreds of condominium owners in a construction defect case here in Austin.
- J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2002
- Bachelor of Arts, University of San Francisco, 1992
- 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
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