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Kristi has been called an “excellent advocate for her client” by opposing counsel and considers this to be one of the best compliments any attorney can receive. She is an experienced litigator who thrives on representing clients in cases ranging from simple to complex, from single-party to multi-party, and from pre-suit to post-judgment litigation.  She has achieved excellent results in numerous fields including transportation, construction defect, product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, and personal injury. Her practice extends to jurisdictions across Texas and you’ll find her equally at home advocating for her client in the courtroom and at the bargaining table. 

Kristi’s achievements and skill in the representation of her clients have been recognized by multiple selections as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters. She has also been honored to present multiple Continuing Education courses to adjusters and risk managers throughout her career.

Originally from the Houston area, Kristi has made the DFW Metroplex her home since beginning her legal career and and currently resides in McKinney.

Experience

Experience

Lizanetz v. St. Paul Insurance Co.; Northern District of Texas- jury verdict in favor of insurer in UIM case involving traumatic brain injury

Rodriguez v. Virginia Cook Realtors; 91st Judicial District Court; jury verdict in favor of property manager defendant in premises defect case

Hernandez v. Sims; 219th Judicial District Court; obtained summary judgment for client in auto accident case

Huffman v. Schotten; 401st Judicial District Court; directed verdict in jury trial in favor of defendant in dog attack case

Lamar v. Western Transportation, et al; County Court at Law of Panola County; obtained verdict in bench trial of less than 1/3rd of Plaintiffs’ prior demand in auto accident case involving significant medical; able to significantly reduce Plaintiffs’ alleged damages in pre-trial motion practice

Rodriguez v. Cappa Granite; 352nd District Court; jury trial involving alleged traumatic brain injury; successfully excluded substantial damages evidence sought by Plaintiff in pre-trial motion practice and obtained verdict for significantly less than amount offered to Plaintiff at mediation

Finch v. RLS Supermarkets; 162nd Judicial District Court; obtained summary judgment in favor of supermarket in slip and fall case

Penn v. Mercedes Benz Financial; Arbitration; Obtained arbitration award in favor of dealership and financing company in breach of lease claim

Huang v. Park Place; 429th Judicial District Court; obtained summary judgment in favor of auto dealership on negligence claim

Professional & Community

Honors & Recognitions

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017

Community & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Collin County Bar Association

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Texas Young Lawyer's Association

Texas Exes, Life Member 

News & Events

Speaking Engagements

Education

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2007

  • Multiple Dean's List Selection
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipient

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, with honors, 2004

Admissions

  • Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
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