Cesar Tavares – Attorney

Cesar Tavares, Attorney, Williams Kherkher

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Education

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 2009, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Submissions Editor, Harvard Latino Law Review
  • Harvard Law School Latter-Day Saint Student Association, V.P.
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • 2005, B.A. in Philosophy, Cum Laude
  • BYU Academic and Multicultural Scholarships
  • Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
  • 2003, A.S., High Honors

Presentations & Honors

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
  • Presentation at University of Tulsa College of Law (“Objective Moral Truth”)
  • “In Defense of Fairness, Legal Aid Levels the Playing Field for the Oppressed,” Tulsa World, January 7, 2013, article detailing my pro bono efforts and results on behalf of an indigent family
  • Oklahoma Legal Aid, Attorney of the Month for the State of Oklahoma, recognized for organizing pro-bono programs and for pro-bono representation
  • Selected to Oklahoma Bar’s Leadership Academy, 2014

Languages

  • Fluent Spanish Speaker

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
  • Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Western District of Tennessee

Professional Associations

  • Current
    • American Association for Justice
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    • Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
    • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
    • Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Past
    • Tulsa County Bar Association
    • Tulsa County Law Day Committee
    • Oklahoma Bar Leadership Academy 2014
    • Oklahoma Pro-Bono Network

Professional Experience

  • Williams Kherker, Houston, Texas (Present Firm)
  • Arnold & Itkin, Houston, Texas (2014-2017)
  • GableGotwals, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2009-2014)

Law School Clerkships/Summer Associate Postions

  • Boston Juvenile Court
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Summer Associate, 2008) obtained offer for full-time employment
  • Mayer Brown (Summer Associate, 2007 and 2008) obtained offer for full-time employment
  • Smyser Kaplan & Veselka (Summer Associate, 2008) obtained offer for full-time employment

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