Christopher A. Viadro is a partner at Butler Viadro, LLP. He litigates catastrophic personal injury cases primarily arising from industrial accidents, dangerous premises, defective products, maritime accidents, elevator accidents, refinery accidents and auto accidents, as well as professional negligence matters.
Mr. Viadro simultaneously litigates workers’ compensation cases where present. Many of his clients are injured union workers, e.g. boilermakers, elevator constructors/mechanics, cement masons, operating engineers, hod carriers, sheet metal workers, carpenters, ironworkers, laborers and electricians, plumbers and pipe fitters, teamsters, millwrights and sprinkler fitters among others.
Mr. Viadro was admitted to the California Bar in 1992 and to the U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California in the following year.
He serves on the board of governors of The University of San Francisco School of Law (2010-present). He has been the board’s president from 2016-2018. He also serves on the board of directors of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (2012-present). He previously served on the board of governors of the Alameda/Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association (2002-07) and the board of directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (2001-2011).
He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and The American Association for Justice. Mr. Viadro previously served as an Early Settlement Conference Panelist for the San Francisco Superior Court and a fee dispute arbitrator for the Bar Association of San Francisco. He previously was the International Liaison for the United States for the International Network of Boutique Law Firms.
Mr. Viadro started his practice as an insurance defense litigator, learning the “ins and outs” of the defense bar. In 1995, Mr. Viadro began to represent personal injury victims and immediately found it more rewarding to represent the injured and aggrieved rather than defend against their lawsuits. He joined The Veen Firm, P.C., in 1996, where he later served as a trial team leader until co-founding Butler Viadro, LLP, in 2009.
Mr. Viadro graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law cum laude and was a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society; he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1992. Mr. Viadro also received American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts and Constitutional Law and was awarded Best Brief during the School’s Moot Court Competition.
He was a member of both the U.S.F. Maritime Law Journal and the U.S.F. Law Review. He also tutored other students through the U.S.F. Academic Support Program.
- California, 1992
- U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
- U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1993
- U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993
- University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D.
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A. – 1989
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