Les Katona, Jr.

Les Katona, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation 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: 2011 - 2016, 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Throughout my 20 plus years of practice I have been fortunate to represent a variety of clients in a wide range of matters including commercial and personal injury litigation. Whether I am representing a small company in a simple contract dispute or a multi-national corporation in a complicated products liability litigation, my goal is always to provide superior representation for a reasonable fee. Early in my career, I learned that superior representation could only be achieved by acquiring a complete understanding of the facts and the law applicable to a particular issue. I pride myself on being a lawyer who rolls up his sleeves and dives into a case. I work long and hard hours doing the grunt work as well as the glamour work. In so doing, I can be assured of having a complete command of the applicable facts and the law necessary to achieve the best outcome for my client. My father taught me that reputation was one of the greatest measures of a man. I strive every day to develop and maintain a reputation as a tenacious litigator and honorable professional. As lawyers we have a duty to our clients to zealously represent their interests. We also have a duty to the profession, and to our system of justice, to be honest, reasonable and fair. Because of my reputation and professional achievement, I have been selected for membership in the Trial Attorneys of America. Membership in this organization is limited to 200 of the country's premier trial lawyers and is by nomination only. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Trial Lawyers of America is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the knowledge and skills of its members and the integrity of the trial bar. I am proud and honored to be a member of this organization.

    About Les Katona, Jr.

    Admitted: 1985, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.ckf-law.com/lawyers-katona.php

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected as a 2020 Top Rated Litigator by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2020 Top Rated Litigator, ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • Rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas by the Scene in SA Magazine in the area of Business Litigation and Insurance Defense - Commercial, 2011
    • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas by the Scene in SA Magazine in the area of Business Litigation, 2009
    • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas by the Scene in SA Magazine in the area of Business Litigation and Insurance Defense - Commercial,, 2012
    • Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas by the Scene in SA Magazine in the area of Business Litigation and Civil Litigation – Defense, 2010

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Became a member of the William S. Sessions American Inn of Court.  Membership in the William S. Sessions American Inn of Court is by invitation only.  The Inn conducts its meetings in San Antonio, Texas., 2004
    • Became a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).  Membership in the IADC is by invitation only.  Headquartered in Chicago Illinois, the IADC is dedicated to serving and benefiting IADC members, the legal profession, and the civil justice system by enhancing the development of skills, professionalism, and camaraderie in the practice of law., 2005
    • Member of the Trial Attorneys of America.  2007 to Present. Membership in this organization is limited to 200 of the country's premier trial lawyers and is by nomination only.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Trial Lawyers of America is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the knowledge and skills of its members and the integrity of the trial bar 
    • Board of Directors of the Trial Attorney's of America, 2010 to Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Motions for Sanctions: The Promise and the Peril  Presented at the annual conference of the Trial Attorneys of America, Chicago, IL. 2009

    Representative Clients:

    • Sears, Roebuck and Co., Ancira Enterprises, Inc., Lone Star Automotive Group., Bexar Environmental, Inc.; Construction Outfitters International, Inc.

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Arts, The College of New Jersey, 1979
    • Master of Public Administration, Rutgers University, 1981
    • Juris Doctor, St. Mary's University, 1985
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    Office Location for Les Katona, Jr.

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

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    Last Updated: 4/8/2020

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