Overview of Our Multidisciplinary Law Firm Serving the Communities of Vallejo and Fairfield-Suisun

Our history

In 1973, Bernard J. Favaro and Albert M. Lavezzo founded what would grow to become Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC, one of the largest and oldest law firms in the North Bay Area with clients located throughout Solano County, Contra Costa County and Napa County.

Bernard J. Favaro began practicing law in Vallejo in 1952, working primarily in the areas of probategovernmental law, and business litigation. He was admitted to practice in California in 1950, after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Idaho, earning an LL.B. from Stanford University and serving on active duty with the United States Marine Corps. He served as President of the Solano County Bar Association in 1960 and was a member of the Vallejo City Civil Service Commission from 1960–1970. Mr. Favaro served as Chief Counsel to the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S. from 1973–1980, and from 1980–1998, was Chief Counsel to U.S. Aquatic Sports, Inc. Mr. Favaro retired in 2006, entrusting the firm’s continued growth and success to founder Albert M. Lavezzo and our other hard-working legal professionals.  He passed away in 2012.

Excellence in all areas of practice

With more than two centuries of collective experience, our attorneys are committed to reaching the pinnacle of achievement in their respective areas of legal focus. Our criminal defense and DUI practice is spearheaded by attorney Thomas L. Gill, and who has been recognized by SuperLawyers magazine for three consecutive years. Other lawyers at our firm are at the top of their disciplines when it comes to personal injury, wrongful death, estate planning, civil litigation, family law, real estate law,  tax planning and related legal fields.

Many partners at our law firm have earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible within the legal community regarding legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards.

Involved in the community

The lawyers at Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC are committed to their profession as well as to the local communities of Fairfield-Suisun, Vallejo and the surrounding counties. Our attorneys play leadership roles in state and county bar associations in their respective fields of practice, and we are all actively involved in community service, serving as Presidents and Directors on Boards ranging from philanthropic organizations and Chambers of Commerce to Little League baseball teams.

Choose an attorney you can count on

At Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC, we strive to provide our clients with the highest levels of professionalism, accessibility and efficacy. With a diverse scope of practice and a skilled team of lawyers, no legal issue is outside our capabilities. To learn more about our law firm, call 707-552-3630 or contact us online today.

We maintain flexible hours and schedule appointments outside the normal workday when needed. Members of our staff speak Spanish, and we also offer Tagalog and Ilocano translation services. Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC represents clients located in Vallejo and Fairfield-Suisun, and throughout Solano, Contra Costa and Napa Counties in Northern California.