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Christos Lagos

Christos Lagos

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation

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About Me

"I provide my clients with the highest level of attention in our pursuit to attain justice." 


-Christos Lagos, Esq.


 


Christos Lagos is an experienced trial lawyer who represents victims injured personally or financially due to the wrongdoing or negligence of others. He focuses on civil claims arising out of automobile accidents, defective products, unsafe premises, and business disputes. Mr. Lagos has tried numerous jury trials as lead trial counsel. He has achieved several multi-million dollar awards and judgments for his clients by settlement agreements and at trial. He is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which are prestigious memberships of trial lawyers in the United States who have won million and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. Mr. Lagos has received an AV Peer Review Rating by the Martindale-Hubble Law Directory after a confidential peer review from members of the Bar and Judiciary. According to Martindale-Hubble, an AV Peer Review Rating is the preeminent rating, indicating "the highest level of legal ability" and "the pinnacle of professional excellence." He has been AV Rated since 2004. Mr. Lagos is listed in South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers, 2012 Edition.


 


Mr. Lagos began his legal career representing victims of crimes on behalf of the State of Florida as a Prosecutor in Miami-Dade County in 1998. He handled hundreds of cases ranging from traffic fatalities to first-degree and life felonies. He argued before Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals, and tried numerous jury and bench trials as lead counsel with the majority of charges involving violent felonies. Mr. Lagos completed his tenure assigned to the Career Criminal Robbery Division, a specialized trial unit prosecuting violent career criminals. In 2001, Mr. Lagos entered private practice. Since then, he has focused on pursuing justice for injured plaintiffs in civil claims and has litigated, tried, and resolved several large and complex damage cases for his clients against automobile and casualty insurance companies, trucking and transportation corporations, major consumer product and automobile manufacturers, and other entities and corporations.


 


Mr. Lagos has conducted speaking engagements to law students and practicing attorneys. His most recent speaking engagement was a Continuing Legal Education seminar titled "Expert Witness Retention & Discovery" on January 29, 2013. Mr. Lagos hosted a weekly local radio call-in talk show addressing current legal events and other legal topics. He has guest lectured for Judge David M. Gersten's Litigation Skills course at St. Thomas University School of Law. Mr. Lagos also judges litigation skills activities at St. Thomas University School of Law, Florida International University School of Law, and the University of Miami School of Law.


 


Mr. Lagos is an Honors Graduate with a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998. He was selected to serve on the Moot Court Board, directed the Advanced Moot Court Competition, was inducted to the Honors Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, earned Dean's and Honors List recognition, assisted first-year law students as a Legal Research & Writing Advisor, and served as a member of the National Mock Trial Team. Mr. Lagos graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1995. In college, he co-taught a first-year English writing skills course, was inducted to the Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society, served as captain of the football team, and hosted a weekly radio show.


 


Mr. Lagos is admitted to practice in Florida (1998), Washington, D.C., the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Professional affiliations include membership to the American Inns of Court; Trial Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar; Director of the Miami-Dade Justice Association; Florida Justice Association; American Bar Association; American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA); Hellenic American Bar Association; a lifetime member and Fellow of the Florida Bar Foundation; an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; a former Director of the League of Prosecutors; a member of the University of Miami School of Law Dean's Circle; a member of the University of Miami President's Circle; and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Languages Spoken: Greek, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Sean E. Quinn

    I have known Christos for close to 20 years, and can personally attest that he is a top-notch lawyer and even better person. Personal injury victims in South Florida would be hard-pressed to finder a better advocate than Christos. I highly recommend him.

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    Sean Quinn Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Chris: Is a lawyer's lawyer. Intelligent, thorough, highly skilled and experienced.

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    Richard Tejera
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lagos & Priovolos, PLLC

66 W. Flagler St.
Suite 1000
Miami, FL, 33130

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200205/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2009
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial LawyerChristos Lagos2001 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office1998 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationDirector2011 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2010 - Present
Florida Bar FoundationLifetime Member2009 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2008 - Present
University of Miami President's CircleMember2005 - Present
University of Miami School of Law Dean's CircleMember2005 - Present
League of ProsecutorsFormer Board of Directors2003 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2002 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1998
Franklin and Marshall CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Expert Witness Retention & Discovery for the Florida Association for Women LawyersExpert Witness Retention & Discovery2013
Trial Skills Judge at St. Thomas University School of LawTrial SkillsN/A
Negotiation Skills Judge at Florida International University College of LawNegotiation SkillsN/A
Moot Court Competition Judge at University of Miami School of LawMoot Court CompetitionN/A
Mock Trial Competition Judge at University of Miami School of LawMock Trial CompetitionN/A
Guest Lecturer at St. Thomas University School of LawLitigation SkillsN/A