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Christopher Lavorato

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Austin, TX

Howry, Breen & Herman, L.L.P.
1900 Pearl Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-474-7300
Fax: 512-474-8557
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed in Texas Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%)
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Christopher Lavorato is a skilled trial attorney in Austin and a Partner at Howry, Breen & Herman. At the firm, he handles a variety of cases, including those involving catastrophic injury, contract litigation, commercial fraud, construction defects, and more. Mr. Lavorato has been selected for inclusion in the Northern California and Texas Super Lawyers® lists. He is also AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest peer-review rating offered by the prestigious organization. Mr. Lavorato was recently named a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation.  Mr. Lavorato has authored numerous articles and presented CLE courses on various legal and military issues and is a former UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and a U.S. Army veteran. Call the firm today for a free consultation.

About Christopher Lavorato

First Admitted: 2002, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Adjunct Professor in Paralegal Studies at Austin Community College
  • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association Board Member and Secretary
  • Austin Bar Association Volunteer for Veteran's Legal Clinic, 2015
  • Italian American Bar Association (San Francisco)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Board of Governors.
  • Former Monterey County Bar Association Board of Directors member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Article discusses the proliferation of drone usages and their effective regulation as it relates to commercial, private and governmental parties., The Balance of Effective Drone Regulation, Daily Journal, San Francisco
  • Lavorato wrote about veteran stand down operations and veterans' court. , Author, Helping Veterans Stand Down, San Mateo Daily Journal, Social Services, Legal, 2014
  • Presented on various topics and updates related to family law, Presenter, "Know the Law: Family Law Update", San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Legal, 2013
  • Presented a nationwide webinar on effective ways to make digital evidence admissible in a court of law., Co-Presenter, Understanding Admissibility of Digital Evidence, Lorman Educational Services, Legal, 2019
  • Article discusses various legal arguments at trial regarding future discounted medical bills paid for by Medicare, and why at trial, a court should not apply a similar Howell standard to Medicare recipients., Howell and the cost of future care for Medicare recipients, The Advocate Vol. 41, No. 6
  • Lecture concerning cases wherein a civil tort action is based on the same facts and circumstances as a criminal action.  Taking a criminal defendant's deposition in jail, etc., "Where Criminal Law Meets Tort Law, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Preparing and taking depositions of expert witnesses., Lecturer, Expert Witnesses
  • Moderator for a panel discussing civility and ethical considerations in civil actions., Moderator, Ethical Considerations In the Courtroom, Monterey County Bar Association
  • 2017 Bench Bar CLE speaker / presenter for Drone Legislative Update. , Speaker, Drone Legislative Update, Austin Bar Association, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • San Mateo County Bar Lawyers in the Library Program
  • Texas Search and Rescue, 2019
  • Veteran Lawyers of San Mateo County (President and Co-Founder)
  • Austin Bar Association Veteran Legal Clinic Volunteer, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Commercial Rated Rotary Wing Pilot, 1994
  • FAA Certified sUAS Pilot, 2016

Educational Background

  • Santa Clara University School of Law (JD), 2002
  • University of San Francisco (BA), 1992


  • Lavorato discussing the VA Hospital delay in service debacle. Published by Ring of Fire on public TV, VA Horror Stories Mounting, Legal, 2014


  • Rated as one of Austin Texas' top lawyers. , One of "Austin's Top Lawyers", Austin Magazine, 2019
  • Legal Research & Writing Outstanding Oral Argument (Santa Clara University School of Law), Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Highest peer rating for ethical and professional standards, AV preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Evidence (Santa Clara University School of Law), Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Philanthropist Monterey County Honoree (2009), Monterey County Free Libraries
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Office Location for Christopher Lavorato

1900 Pearl Street
Austin, TX 78705

Last Updated: 12/15/2020

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