Laura A. Cavaretta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Cavaretta, Katona & Leighner, PLLC
One Riverwalk Place, 700 N. St. Mary's Street, Suite 1500
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-588-2901
Fax: 210-588-2908
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (60%), Appellate (30%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

More than 29 years of experience in claims handling, and analysis of claims, defense of litigation as primary outside counsel for the Bexar County Hospital District d/b/a University Health System in medical negligence, Tort Claims Act cases, civil rights and premises liability actions. Includes informal investigation of claims, recommendations regarding settlement of claims; participation in mediations, trials and handling dispositive motions and appeals.

Represents physicians and other health care providers in malpractice cases for The Medical Protective Company. Handles all aspects of trial and appeal.

Handles civil appeals for various clients, including hospitals, private companies and governmental entities in State and Federal Courts.

Handles general civil litigation and personal injury defense of litigation, civil appellate matters.

Represents physicians and nurses and other health care providers before State Licensing Boards.

 

 

About Laura A. Cavaretta

Admitted: 1987, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.ckl-lawyers.com

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1993
  • Recertified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization., 2008
  • Recertified Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization., 2003
  • Recertified,  Civil Appellate Law, Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, 1998
  • Recertified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2005
  • Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Loretto Academy El Paso, Texas, 2018
  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2008
  • Board Member, Family Violence and Prevention Services, 2009-2015. 
  • Mentor Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2007
  • Mentor, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, 2004
  • Mentor Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2006
  • Member, Loretto Academy Board of Trustees, El Paso, Texas, 2016

Honors/Awards

  • Scene in San Antonio Magazine, Best Lawyers in SA-Civil Appellate, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2005
  • Scene in SA Magazine, Best Lawyers in SA-Civil Appellate, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2009
  • John M. Harlan Society, top 10% of law class., JD with distinction, St. Mary's University School of Law, 1987
  • Best Lawyers in San Antiono, Best Lawyers in SA-Civil Appellate, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2004
  • Scene In SA Magazine, Best Lawyers in SA-Civil Appellate and Defense in Malpractice and PI, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2006
  • Scene in SA Magazine, Best Lawyers in SA-Civil Appellate, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2010
  • Scene In SA Magazine, Best Lawyers in SA-Civil Appellate, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2007
  • Scene in SA Magazine, Best Lawyers in SA-Civil Appellate and Defense in Malpractice and PI, Scene in San Antonio Magazine, 2008
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, School Based Big Sister of the Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2007

Industry Groups

  • Defense Research Institute
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Office Location for Laura A. Cavaretta

One Riverwalk Place
700 N. St. Mary's Street, Suite 1500
San Antonio, TX 78205

Last Updated: 5/27/2021

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