Attorney Profile

Christopher A. Viadro

Christopher Viadro

Butler Viadro, LLP
414 13th Street, 7th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Butler Viadro, LLP
Phone 510-287-2400
Fax 510-287-2401

Selections

Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2015

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 years bottom-image

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Profile

As a partner at Butler Viadro, LLP, Christopher A. Viadro provides dedicated legal representation to Californians in Oakland, San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area, including Alameda, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties. He focuses his practice on personal injury law, generally handling cases that involve catastrophic injuries resulting from dangerous premises, defective products, and industrial, elevator, auto, maritime and refinery accidents. Mr. Viadro also accepts cases involving professional negligence matters and union workers' compensation litigation.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Viadro went on to attend the University of San Francisco School of Law. From there, he received a Juris Doctor, graduating cum laude.

Mr. Viadro has built a reputation for aggressive advocacy on behalf of his clients. He understands the devastating effect that suffering an injury due to the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of others can have on people and their families. For that reason, he strives to see his clients' rights upheld and to help them to obtain just compensation for their losses. He is dedicated to maintaining high legal ethics standards while providing quality representation, which has gained him the respect of his clients and his peers. Mr. Viadro has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and he has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Viadro. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Consumer Attorneys of California. Mr. Viadro serves as the United States' international liaison for the International Network of Boutique Law Firms and as a panelist for the Superior Court of California – County of San Francisco's Early Settlement Conference Program.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Christopher Viadro

Law School: University of San Francisco School of Law

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: www.butlerviadro.com/Attorneys/Christopher-A-Viadro.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded Best Brief during the School's Moot Court Competition
  • Member, McAuliffe Honor Society (top 10% of class), University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in California since 2010
  • AV rated, the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts and Constitutional Law
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Nominee - San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association, 2007
  • Super Lawyers, 2010 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States for the International Network of Boutique Law Firms, International Liaison
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association, Board of Directors, 2012-present
  • The University of San Francisco School of Law, Board of Governors, 2010-present
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governor, 2002 - 2007
  • Carlene Caldwell Scholarship Committee, Past Chair
  • Community Involvement Committee, Past Chair
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Member, 2001 - 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
  • California, 1992

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Early Settlement Conference Panelist for the San Francisco Superior Court, 2003 - 2011
  • Fee Dispute Arbitrator for the Bar Association of San Francisco, 2007 - 2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Tutor, U.S.F. Academic Support Program
  • University of San Francisco Law Review, Member, 1991 - 1992
  • U.S.F. Maritime Law Journal, Member
  • Co-author, "The 1992 Survey of Non-profit Case Law," U.S.F. Law Review
  • Co-author, Avoiding Malpractice with C.C.P. 998: A Review of Deocampo v. Ahn, Forum, December, 2003
  • Co-author, "Reconciling the Rift in American Judicial Treatment of the Qualified Pollution Exclusion", International Insurance Law Review, Vol. 2, Issue 4, 1994
  • Author, Minimizing the Workers' Compensation Carrier's Reimbursement Claim, Forum, September, 2005

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Most recent 7 figure verdict resulted was in excess of $4 million against a general contractor that was responsible for creating a dangerous condition on a retail premises.

Representative Clients:

  • Personal Injury Victims
  • Injured Union Workers

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.A., Minor: Biology, 1989
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