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Overview

The competitive drive that made him a college football player has always propelled Lazaro to the next challenge.

Lazaro successfully defends clients in product liability, mass tort and consumer class actions. His litigation practice includes multi-district litigation and coordinated proceedings. Lazaro's success in defending clients comes from distilling complicated issues into a simple story that resonates with judges and juries. Keeping things simple allows him to better assess the situation from innovative angles.

Before joining the firm, Lazaro played collegiate football as a cornerback, punt returner and kick returner. By putting in extra work, he helped a conference championship team during the postseason as a true freshman. His passion for football allows him to understand every aspect of defense and offense, noting any strengths and weaknesses. Understanding strategy on a football field has crossed over into a courtroom setting.‚Äč

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
    • cum laude
    • Rickert Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
    • Paul M. Lisnek Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
    • Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, Member
    • Federal Civil Rights Clinic, Provisionally Admitted Student Attorney
    • Phi Alpha Delta Trial Team
    • Latino Law Student Association, Member
    • Illinois Trial Team, Coach
  • B.S., University of Illinois
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Languages

  • Spanish, conversational
2023 Pro Bono Champion
Outside the Office

A self-described sports junkie, Lazaro loves football, especially the Chicago Bears. He also plays basketball. In his free time, Lazaro finds himself golfing with former and current NBA players.