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

Practice areas

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
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
  • Greater San Antonio Builders Association (General Counsel)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1993)
  • San Antonio Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law)
  • Association of Attorney Mediators (president) 2021
  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Sections on: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Law)

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 by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for mediation and arbitration 2006 to present
  • Selected by peers as Lawyer of the Year for San Antonio in Best Lawyers in America for Mediation 2015 and 2018
  • Selected by peers as Lawyer of the Year for San Antonio in Best Lawyers in America for Arbitration 2017 and 2022
  • Bexar County Tax Abatement Committee, 1997
  • Leadership San Antonio Class XXIV, 1998
  • 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
  • Trial Notebook, 1991
  • Reducing the Risk of DTPA Litigation, 1991
  • Reducing Risks of Deceptive Trade Practices Act, 1993, 1995 and 1996
  • Avoiding DTPA Claims, 1994
  • 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 and 2002
  • The 1999 R.C.L.A., 1999
  • The RCLA, Panacea or Pipe Dream? and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2001
  • Mold Claims, Damages and Defenses, 2001
  • Principal Author of Construction Contracts and Law Course book published by the National Association of Home Builders, 2004 and 2015
  • The SIRP Process—The Builder’s Perspective, 2006
  • Arbitration What Works and What Doesn’t 2017
  • Practical Tips for Mediation and Arbitration 2020

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
  • 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
  • San Antonio Bar Association/San Antonio Board of Realtors Co-sponsored Seminar – Real Estate Legal Update, 1996
  • 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
  • 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
  • Life after the TRCC (State Bar Advanced Real Estate Course and Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association), 2010
  • Best Practices in Arbitration Advocacy presented to Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association 2013
  • Panelist on arbitration practice presented to Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association 2015
  • Principal Author- Construction Contracts and Law Course book published by the National Association of Home Builders. 2015 edition 2015
  • Panelist on arbitration practice Views from a Neutral presented to Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association 2016
  • Annual Construction Law Conference for the State Bar of Texas. Arbitration What Works and What Doesn’t 2017
  • Panelist Practical Tips for Mediation and Arbitration presented to Construction Law Section of San Antonio Bar Association 2019
  • Panelist Practical Tips for Mediation and Arbitration presented to ADR Section of San Antonio Bar Association 2020
  • Panelist Virtual Arbitrations What Works and What Doesn’t San Antonio Bar Association 2021

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 “HillCountry”.

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