Laura A. Cavaretta

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in San Antonio, Texas

Cavaretta, Katona & Leighner, PLLC
Laura A. Cavaretta
Cavaretta, Katona & Leighner, PLLC

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Appellate, Personal injury

Licensed in Texas since: 1987

Education: St. Mary's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

Cavaretta, Katona & Leighner, PLLC

One Riverwalk Place
700 N. St. Mary's Street, Suite 1500
San Antonio, TX 78205 Phone: 210-588-2901 Email: Laura A. Cavaretta Visit website

Details

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.

 

 

First 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:
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Loretto Academy of El Paso, 2021
  • 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. , 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2022
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Defense Verdict, United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Dotson v. Bexar County Hospital Distict, 2022
Honors/Awards:
  • , America's Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators, Southern Texas, America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2022
  • , America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, Southern Texas, America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2021
  • , America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, Southern Texas, America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2020
  • 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

Office location for Laura A. Cavaretta

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

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

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