Christopher Tauro is the founding partner of the Boston, Connecticut and Rhode Island offices of Lewis Brisbois which opened in 2013. Chris is a vice-chair of the Asbestos Litigation Practice and a member of the Products Liability and General Liability Practices. He represents a broad spectrum of clients including Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, small businesses, and individuals. Mr. Tauro focuses his practice on the defense of manufacturers, contractors, retailers, suppliers, and premise owners in products liability, toxic/mass tort and general liability litigation. Mr. Tauro has extensive experience in managing client's needs from the investigation through trial. Mr. Tauro's primary goal is to provide clients with solutions to reduce and eliminate risk of liability and exposure/damages.
In 2007, Mr. Tauro successfully argued and won a landmark decision on a Motion for Summary Judgment based on the Statute of Repose which for the first time in the state eliminated liability in a wrongful death case involving products containing asbestos. Subsequently, in 2019, The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recognized the Statute of Repose does apply as a defense in asbestos cases involving allegations of personal injury and wrongful death.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Tauro successfully managed and litigated hundreds of cases as an Assistant District Attorney and then an Assistant United States Attorney in Massachusetts.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- Products Liability
- Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
- General Liability
- Asbestos Litigation
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
Boston University School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science