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Christopher C. Javillonar

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Kansas City

Tel

1 816 374 3279

Fax

1 816 855 3279
christopher.javillonar@bryancave.com
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Christopher C. Javillonar

Partner


Kansas City



One Kansas City Place
1200 Main Street, Suite 3800
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-2122

Phone:

1 816 374 3279

Fax:

1 816 855 3279

email:

christopher.javillonar@bryancave.com

Christopher 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. Mr. Javillonar represents regional and national clients in a broad range of disputes, including class action defense, antitrust claims, corporate internal investigations, securities litigation and white-collar defense. Mr. Javillonar has successfully defended clients in MDL’s, class action suits and civil suits in both federal and state court.

While attending law school, he was awarded the Judge John W. Calhoun Trial Practice Award for demonstrating exceptional talent and enthusiasm for trial practice. In addition, he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, which placed first in the region and placed fifth nationally in the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocacy Competition.

Professional Affiliations

  • Best Lawyers Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), 2013
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals, Executive Board Secretary, 2010-2011; Treasurer, 2012; President, 2013
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2010-2012; Co-Chair, 25th Annual Convention in Kansas City, 2013
  • Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City, Board Member, 2005-2010; President, 2008
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009-2010, 2011-Present
    • Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair Chair, 2010
    • Bar Leadership Academy, Steering Committee Chair, 2006-Present
    • Diversity Section, Secretary, 2010
    • Membership Committee, Chair, 2011-Present

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Class of 2012
  • Ingram's magazine "40 Under Forty" Class of 2012
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers , 2013
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2012
  • Kansas City Tomorrow – Class XXXII, 2011-Present
  • World Outreach Foundation, Board Member, 2011-Present
  • Our Lady of the Presentation, School Advisory Board, 2011-Present
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Board of Trustees, 2008-Present

Christopher 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. Mr. Javillonar represents regional and national clients in a broad range of disputes, including class action defense, antitrust claims, corporate internal investigations, securities litigation and white-collar defense. Mr. Javillonar has successfully defended clients in MDL’s, class action suits and civil suits in both federal and state court.

While attending law school, he was awarded the Judge John W. Calhoun Trial Practice Award for demonstrating exceptional talent and enthusiasm for trial practice. In addition, he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, which placed first in the region and placed fifth nationally in the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocacy Competition.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2003

Illinois, 2004

Kansas, 2005

United States District Courts for the District of Kansas and Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Education

Washington University, J.D., 2003

Rockhurst University, B.S., 1997

Publications

  • "Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James Kansas City, MO," KC Counselor, Dec. 2011
  • "Disaster Recovery - Will You Be Ready?," KC Counselor, Sept. 2011

Speeches and Seminars

  • Panelist, “Civil Rights in Modern Era,”  William Jewel College, October 1, 2008
  • Presenter, “Taking and Defending Depositions in an Employment Case,” The Labor & Employment Law Symposium, The Missouri Bar, November 6, 2009
  • Presenter, “Noncompetition Agreements: Overview, Issues and Precautions,” 2011 Employment Law Update, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, May 25, 2011
  • Presenter, “A New World of Discovery in the Age of Electronics: Issues You Need to Know,” CLE by the Hour, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, June 28-30, 2011
  • Panelist, "Summer Diversity Panel," Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, June 20, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • Best Lawyers Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), 2013
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals, Executive Board Secretary, 2010-2011; Treasurer, 2012; President, 2013
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2010-2012; Co-Chair, 25th Annual Convention in Kansas City, 2013
  • Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City, Board Member, 2005-2010; President, 2008
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2009-2010, 2011-Present
    • Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair Chair, 2010
    • Bar Leadership Academy, Steering Committee Chair, 2006-Present
    • Diversity Section, Secretary, 2010
    • Membership Committee, Chair, 2011-Present

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Class of 2012
  • Ingram's magazine "40 Under Forty" Class of 2012
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers , 2013
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2012
  • Kansas City Tomorrow – Class XXXII, 2011-Present
  • World Outreach Foundation, Board Member, 2011-Present
  • Our Lady of the Presentation, School Advisory Board, 2011-Present
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Board of Trustees, 2008-Present

Education

  • Washington University, J.D., 2003
  • Rockhurst University, B.S., 1997

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2003
  • Illinois, 2004
  • Kansas, 2005
  • United States District Courts for the District of Kansas and Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Associate Task Force
  • Pro Bono Coordinators (Kansas City)
  • Recruiting Committee