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Laura S. Favaloro

Of Counsel
Address:909 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, Texas 77010
Phone:(713) 951-1031
Fax:(713) 951-1199
Email:lfavaloro@sheehyware.com
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Biography

Ms. Favaloro has twenty-five years of experience in civil litigation in state and federal courts.  Her practice areas include defending corporations in personal injury, commercial litigation and product liability cases.  Ms. Favaloro started her career at a large national firm where she worked on the defense of breast implant and tobacco cases.  She later worked on cases related to the drug, Baycol.  She also has extensive experience handling transportation cases, in particular, cases filed under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).  Ms. Favaloro has defended significant personal injury cases which have included claims of brain injuries and spine injuries.  Ms. Favaloro handles all aspects of her cases from initial discovery through settlement or trial.  She has successfully tried cases in courts throughout Texas.

Education

  • St. Mary’s University, J.D., 1992
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1989

Legal Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Texas

Practice Areas and Casework

Practice Areas

  • General Personal Injury and Commercial Trial Law
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Breach of Contract

Case Work

  • Obtained zero verdict for defense client in a trial in Houston, Harris County, Texas filed under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act
  • Obtained zero verdict in a case filed under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act for defense client, and obtained a money verdict from co-defendant on a cross claim in the same case, in Hondo, Medina County, Texas
  • Successfully defended a fifteen-million-dollar case on behalf of the City of Houston by receiving summary judgment dismissing all claims against the city in a construction law case
  • Successful verdict following defense of a contract dispute in Orange County, Texas, a verdict that was subsequently confirmed on appeal
  • Defended a client at trial in Harris County, Texas, in a case where the plaintiff was alleging brain injury and serious personal injuries
  • Defended a client in trial wherein the plaintiff was claiming significant neck injuries allegedly due to his job duties
  • Won summary judgment for a defense client in a case where the plaintiff claimed he was electrocuted at a job site
  • Obtained defense verdict in federal court in Beaumont, Texas in a case filed by a person injured in a train/car accident
  • Obtained summary judgment for defense client in Orange County, Texas, following a pedestrian/train accident
  • Defended cases based on a venue dispute that resulted in change of venue law in Texas
  • Handled toxic tort matter involving over 5,000 plaintiffs
  • Was one of the first lawyers in Texas to represent Bayer Corp. in the litigation over the drug Baycol
  • Obtained defense verdict in Harris County, Texas, in suit filed by a railroad employee under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act
  • Defended client 3M in breast implant litigation cases throughout Texas