Boston University School of Law

August 29, 2008


Christopher Tauro (’93) inducted into the Mass Lawyer’s Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers Hall of Fame

Joining a very small circle of extremely talented lawyers, Christopher Tauro (’93) was recently named a member of the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers Hall of Fame.

Tauro, who was named one of the magazine’s Up & Coming Lawyers while he was a Norfolk County assistant district attorney from 1993-97, was honored once more by the magazine for his consistent accomplishments. In determining Hall of Fame members, the Lawyer’s Weekly editor and staff reviewed former Up & Coming Lawyers to select individuals who had gone on to have notably successful careers.

“I feel very pleased to have been chosen for the Hall of Fame. I work very hard and am proud of the work I have done for the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and my clients in private practice,” said Tauro.

Since Lawyer’s Weekly last featured him, Tauro went on to become an assistant U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and is currently a partner with Cetrulo & Capone LLP. In the former role, Tauro handled such notable cases as the successful defense in a wrongful death case brought by the parents of two young boys who drowned while playing near a federally controlled canal in Lowell. He also assisted in the negotiation of a multi-million dollar settlement involving two waste management operations that had been disposing of waste in violation of federal law.

As a partner at his firm, Tauro’s practice centers around products liability defense, but he handles work for both plaintiffs and defendants. In one of his cases, he obtained a $1.85 million settlement for Toys R Us in a negligent warehousing case. In another of his large victories, Tauro represented a woman who had been hit by an MBTA bus. “On the eve of trial, I obtained a six figure settlement on my client’s behalf,” said Tauro.

“Throughout my career in public service and private practice, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to handle some high-profile and diverse cases in which I obtained positive results for the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and my private clients,” he said.

With this latest acknowledgement of continual achievements from Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly, it’s easy to envision a bright future to come for this member of the Up & Coming Hall of Fame.

Reported by Elizabeth Ress