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

Christina Crozier is regularly chosen to serve as appellate counsel on trial teams due to her deep understanding of how decisions made at the trial level can affect a future appeal. At every stage of litigation, Christina strives to win cases on legal grounds.

Before trial, Christina drafts motions for summary judgment and other legal briefing designed to compel and resist discovery, strike expert testimony, and exclude inadmissible evidence. During trial, Christina handles the jury charge and ensures that error is preserved. And after trial, Christina drafts briefs and presents oral arguments in the court of appeals.

Christina has practiced in the Texas intermediate courts of appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit. She also has experience seeking and resisting certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. Her cases cover a wide range of areas, from oil and gas, to personal injury, to general business disputes.

Christina has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition by Thomson Reuters, 2009-2015. She is a regular writer and speaker on a variety of topics, including error preservation and arbitration-related litigation.

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.

Appellate

Haynes and Boone Successfully Defends Union Pacific Railroad Co. in High Court Liability Claim

Kent Rutter in Law360: Texas High Court Swats Employee's West Nile Virus Suit

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday determined that Union Pacific Railroad Co. is shielded from a worker's suit alleging that he was infected with the West Nile virus on the job, because state common law limits a property owner's liability for harm from indigenous animals.

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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