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Kristi has been called an “excellent advocate for her client” by opposing counsel and she 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 2016-2017 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 for the past ten years and currently resides in McKinney.



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

Rodriguez v. Virginia Cook Realtors; 91St Judicial District Court, jury verdict in favor of property manager defendant in premises defect case (second chair);

Hernandez v. Sims; 219th Judicial District Court, obtained summary judgment for client in auto accident case (first chair)

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

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 (second chair)

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


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


  • 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
  • United States Supreme Court
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