Javillonar Named to 40 Under Forty by ‘Ingram’s’ Magazine
April 17, 2012
Kansas City Partner Christopher Javillonar has been selected as a member of the 2012 Class of 40 Under Forty by Ingram’s
40 Under Forty program was established in 1998 to honor individuals who make significant contributions to their professions and continue working after hours for the betterment of the community as a whole.
Javillonar’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and his experience encompasses all aspects of the litigation process, including case strategy, pre-trial briefing, depositions, hearings, trial preparations and trial. As such, he manages all stages of complex commercial litigation and class actions for numerous regional and national clients. In addition to these duties, Javillonar takes on many leadership roles within the firm, including serving as a member of our Recruiting Committee.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, he was selected for this honor as a result of his extensive involvement within the community. For example, Javillonar serves on the Board of Directors for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Board of Trustees for Legal Aid of Western Missouri, and the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He participates in the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City 2011-2012 Kansas City Tomorrow program which works with community visionaries and leaders to make Kansas City a vital place to live and work. Javillonar assisted in founding the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City and served as its president in 2008. In 2010, he assisted in founding the National Association of Asian American Professionals-Greater Kansas City, serving as its Secretary in 2011 and now as its Treasurer. He graduated from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Bar Leadership Academy and chaired the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, which brings diverse law students from across the country to Kansas City.
Javillonar has handled a number of outstanding pro bono
matters in our community. He worked closely with Habitat for Humanity in Kansas City recently through a partnership that pairs law firms with nonprofits. As a result of this work, our office was recognized for handling litigation that resulted in the demolition of an abandoned house and the construction of a new, Energy Star-rated home that was sold to a low-income working family. He also successfully represented the Tribal Council of North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians in California on a pro bono
matter regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and its application to the termination of the parental rights of the parents of a Native American child. Javillonar also spearheaded a team of Bryan Cave lawyers that provided free legal advice to victims of the Joplin tornado.
Each member of the 2012 Class of Forty Under 40 is featured with a profile in the April issue of Ingram’s
magazine. They also are invited to a cocktail and award reception at the Sprint Festival Plaza of Union Station in early May.
to view his profile – see the feature “40 Under Forty.”