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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.​


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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
Outside the Office

A self-described sports junkie, Lazaro loves football, especially the Chicago Bears. He also plays basketball and works out every morning. Though he’s a Chicagoland native and Illinois sports run through his veins, Lazaro is happy to have had the city of St. Louis and its residents welcome him with open arms and is excited to share some of his Illinois hospitality with his fellow Midwest colleagues.

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