Christina Crozier

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2005

B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2001, with highest honors

Admissions

Texas, 2005

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Profile

As an 11-year member of Haynes and Boone’s appellate section, Christina Crozier has developed a practice centered around effective writing, persuasive oral advocacy, and litigation strategy. Christina has presented oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court and numerous Texas courts of appeals. She has also authored legal briefing in the Fifth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to her work in appellate courts, Christina is regularly chosen to serve as appellate counsel on trial teams. By taking a strategic approach to legal briefing—including for example, motions for summary judgment, motions to strike experts, and motions to exclude evidence—Christina’s work can significantly impact the value of a case before trial even begins. When cases proceed to trial, Christina handles the jury charge, arguments to the court, and error preservation, freeing trial lawyers to devote their time to the presentation of the evidence.

Christina’s cases cover a wide range of areas such as personal injury, oil and gas, and general business disputes. She is a regular writer and speaker on a variety of topics, including error preservation, arbitration-related litigation, and attorneys’ fees. She has been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition by Thomson Reuters for six years.

A native Houstonian, Christina is active in her community. Christina chairs the Pro Bono Committee of the Houston Bar Association Appellate Section, which matches volunteer attorneys with clients who are unable to afford legal representation in the court of appeals. Christina is also on the board of the Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, an organization dedicated to teaching local women and girls about health and resilience.

Litigation

Haynes and Boone Wins Dismissal of Suit Targeting Reality TV Show

Haynes and Boone Wins Dismissal of Suit Targeting Reality TV Show

A Haynes and Boone legal team led by Partner Laura Prather has won a dismissal of a suit against the creators of a reality television show. The case arose from a television series titled 8 Minutes, which was filmed primarily in Houston and followed a pastor and a support team as they attempted to help victims of human trafficking find a way out of the sex trade.

Newsroom

Appellate

Haynes and Boone Wins Appellate Ruling for Aruba Petroleum

Aruba Petroleum Wins Appellate Ruling in Closely-Watched Nuisance Case

In Parr v. Aruba, a case that has been closely followed by the oil and gas community, a Texas court of appeals on February 1 reversed a $2.9 million judgment against Aruba Petroleum Inc., holding that the plaintiffs failed to establish that the company’s natural gas operations constituted an intentional nuisance.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Bar Association Appellate Section, Council Member and Pro Bono Committee Chair (2016)
  • Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, The Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency (2013-present)
  • Young Leader, United Way of Greater Houston (2007-present)
  • Firm Liaison, Adopt-an-Angel Committee, Houston Young Lawyers Association (2007-2008, 2010-2011)
  • Committee Chair, Association of Women Attorneys (2008)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Acknowledged in Texas Rising Stars 2015

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers maintain a strong presence in the latest Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory with a substantial group of 31 firm lawyers chosen for inclusion in the 2015 edition.


Published by Thomson Reuters in March 2015

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • Speaker, “Proving Up and Appealing Attorneys’ Fees,” State Bar of Texas’ Women and the Law Section Webinar (November 2016)
  • Speaker, “Preservation of Error: Picking Your Battles and Not Losing the War,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Trial Strategies (February 2016)
  • Author, “The Error Preservation Cheat Sheet,” The Houston Lawyer (September/October 2015)
  • Speaker, “Proving Attorneys’ Fees and Costs,” Rossdale CLE (August 2015)
  • Speaker and Author, “Recent Developments in the Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (July/August 2015)
  • Speaker and Co-Author, “Preservation of Error,” State Bar of Texas Summer School (July 2015)
  • Speaker and Author, “Arbitration Clauses: Enforcement and Waiver,” Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference (August 2014)
  • Speaker and Co-Author, “Preservation of Error at Trial,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (July/August 2014)
  • Author, "Presenting Your First Oral Argument," Appellate Issues (August 2013)
  • Speaker, "Resisting Arbitration," State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (September 2012)
  • Speaker, "Arbitration," State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (July 2012)
  • Speaker, "Arbitration for Appellate Lawyers," Houston Bar Association Appellate Section (October 2011)
  • Speaker, "Arbitration-Related Litigation in Texas," Houston Bar Association Litigation Section (March 2011)
  • Co-Author, "Arbitration-Related Litigation in Texas," 29 CORPORATE COUNSEL REV. 1 (2010)
  • Co-Author, "Significant 2009-10 'Arbitrability' Cases in Federal Appellate Courts," American Bar Association Section of Business Law 2010 Annual Meeting (August 2010)

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