"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.
Languages Spoken: Greek, English
Licensed since 1998
Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
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.
Sean Quinn Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1998||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Member||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2009|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Trial Lawyer||Christos Lagos||2001 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office||1998 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Miami-Dade Justice Association||Director||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Foundation||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar Foundation||Lifetime Member||2009 - Present|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocates||Member||2009 - Present|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum||Member||2008 - Present|
|University of Miami President's Circle||Member||2005 - Present|
|University of Miami School of Law Dean's Circle||Member||2005 - Present|
|League of Prosecutors||Former Board of Directors||2003 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||2002 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2001 - Present|
|University of Miami School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Franklin and Marshall College||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Expert Witness Retention & Discovery for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers||Expert Witness Retention & Discovery||2013|
|Trial Skills Judge at St. Thomas University School of Law||Trial Skills||N/A|
|Negotiation Skills Judge at Florida International University College of Law||Negotiation Skills||N/A|
|Moot Court Competition Judge at University of Miami School of Law||Moot Court Competition||N/A|
|Mock Trial Competition Judge at University of Miami School of Law||Mock Trial Competition||N/A|
|Guest Lecturer at St. Thomas University School of Law||Litigation Skills||N/A|