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Mr. Javore is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas  Gary W. Javore

Admitted

  • Texas, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Education

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, J.D., 1978
  • Kent State University, B.A., 1975

Associations and memberships

  • American Arbitration Association
    • Commercial Panel
    • Construction Panel
    • Consumer Panel
  • Panel for Conflict Solutions of Texas
  • Greater San Antonio Builders Association (General Counsel)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1993)
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections on: Consumer Law; Construction)

Recognitions/awards

  • Elected National Member of the Order of Barristers, 1978
  • Elected Outstanding Young Lawyer – San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 1986
  • Director Bexar County Legal Aid, 1986-2002
    • 1991-1993 – Treasurer
    • 1993-2002 – Vice-President
  • Elected to the Texas Bar Foundation, 1993
  • Elected to the San Antonio Bar Foundation, 1993
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Law
  • Elected “Associate Legend,” Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1996
  • Bexar County Tax Abatement Committee, 1997
  • Leadership San Antonio Class XXIV, 1998
  • Vice-President Greater San Antonio Education Foundation, 1999-present
  • Citizens Advisor Panel to the San Antonio Water System, 1999-2000
  • Appointed Chairman of Citizens Advisor Panel to the San Antonio Water System, 2000- 2002

Past experience

  • Bexar County Legal Aid, 1979-81 (staff attorney and chief of family law section)

Author

  • “Writing a Wrong”, 1989
  • “1990 Civil Procedure Rules Update”, 1990
  • “Building Your Defense” – Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1990
  • “Trial Notebook”, 1991
  • “Reducing the Risk of DTPA Litigation”, 1991
  • “Contracts for Professional Services”- Texas Surveyor Society – San Antonio Chapter, 1991
  • “Collecting Your Fees” – Structural Engineer Society, 1991
  • “Deceptive Trade Practices Act Revisited” – Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1991
  • “Reducing Risks of Deceptive Trade Practices Act”, 1993
  • “Laymen’s Law”, 1991-1993
  • “Avoiding DTPA Claims”, 1994
  • “Reducing the Risk of Deceptive Trade Practice Violations”, 1995
  • “Real Estate and the New D.T.P.A.”, 1996
  • “Property Code Requirements for Contractors Engaging in Residential Construction on an Owner’s Lot”, 1997
  • “Compelling Arbitration”, 1997
  • “Setting Customer Expectations in Residential Construction Contracts”, 1998
  • “The 1999 R.C.L.A.”, 1999
  • “The RCLA, Panacea or Pipe Dream?” and “Alternative Dispute Resolution”, 2001
  • Mold Claims, Damages and Defenses, 2001
  • “Setting Customer Expectations in Residential Construction Contracts”, 2002
  • Principal Author of Construction Contracts and Law Course book published by the National Association of Home Builders, 2004
  • “The SIRP Process—The Builder’s Perspective”, 2006

Speaker

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Seminar -Pitfalls in the Plaintiff’s Case and How to Avoid Them, 1989
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Seminar – Advanced Trial Tactics for the 90s, 1990
  • “Building Your Defense” – Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1990
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Seminar – The Trial Edge, 1991
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-Sponsored Seminar – Winning through Excellence, 1991
  • “Contracts for Professional Services”- Texas Surveyor Society – San Antonio Chapter, 1991
  • “Collecting Your Fees” – Structural Engineer Society, 1991
  • “Deceptive Trade Practices Act Revisited” – Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1991
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-Sponsored Seminar – Winning through Excellence, 1993
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-sponsored Seminar Staying out of the Courthouse, 1994
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-sponsored Seminar – Winning in the 90’s New Challenges/New Opportunities, 1995
  • Greater San Antonio Builders Association – Deceptive Trade Practices and Residential Construction Liability Acts Update, 1995
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-sponsored Seminar – Real Estate Legal Update, 1996
  • Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 1997
  • New Braunfels Builders Association Seminar Property Code Amendments, 1997
  • San Antonio Bar Association Seminar – Anatomy of a Civil Trial IV (same presentation was made to SABA ADR Section meeting), 1997
  • Southern Bldg. Show & Conf. Atlanta, Ga., 1998
  • San Antonio Real Estate Discussion Group, 1999
  • Lorman Seminar “Construction Issues in Texas”, 2001
  • Sunbelt Builders Show & Conf. Dallas, 2002
  • Construction Contracts and Law course (Las Vegas, Nevada; Houston, Texas; Providence, Rhode Island), 2004
  • Construction Contracts and Law course (Houston, San Antonio), 2005
  • “The SIRP Process—The Builder’s Perspective”, Texas State Bar Residential Real Estate Construction Law.  (Dallas, Austin), 2006
  • Construction Contracts and Law course (Austin, San Antonio), 2007
  • Author/Speaker Life after the TRCC (State Bar Advanced Real Estate Course and Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association), 2010

Instructor

  • “Construction Contracts and the Law”, Graduate Builders Institute  (San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta)

Johnson, Christopher, Javore and Cochran, Inc. serves clients with contracts and litigation cases throughout Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio (central to South Texas) and the “Hill Country”.