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 Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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

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

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

Profile

As a member of Haynes and Boone’s Appellate Practice Group for the past 12 years, 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 by Thomson Reuters for six years.

A native Houstonian, Christina is active in her community. Christina is on the executive board of the Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, an organization dedicated to teaching local women and girls about health and resilience. Christina is also on the council of the Houston Bar Association Appellate Section, where she serves as editor in chief of the Appellate Lawyer.

Appellate

Courthouse | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone Secures a String of 9th Circuit Appellate Wins

Haynes and Boone appellate teams secured three wins in cases argued over three consecutive months before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Bar Association Appellate Section, Council Member (2016-17); Pro Bono Committee Chair (2016-2017); Appellate Lawyer Editor in Chief (2017)
  • 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

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Preservation of Error,” speaker, Corpus Christi Bar Association 2018 Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar (March 2018)
  • “Preservation of Error,” speaker, State Bar of Texas Advanced Trial Strategies (February 2018)
  • “Preserving Error and Navigating Appeals in State Court,” speaker, Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference (September 2017)
  • “Proving Up and Appealing Attorneys’ Fees,” speaker, State Bar of Texas’ Women and the Law Section Webinar (November 2016)
  • “Preservation of Error: Picking Your Battles and Not Losing the War,” speaker, State Bar of Texas Advanced Trial Strategies (February 2016)
  • “The Error Preservation Cheat Sheet,” author, The Houston Lawyer (September/October 2015)
  • “Proving Attorneys’ Fees and Costs,” speaker, Rossdale CLE (August 2015)
  • “Recent Developments in the Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees,” speaker and author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (July/August 2015)
  • “Preservation of Error,” speaker and co-author, State Bar of Texas Summer School (July 2015)
  • “Arbitration Clauses: Enforcement and Waiver,” speaker and author, Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference (August 2014)
  • “Preservation of Error at Trial,” speaker and co-author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (July/August 2014)
  • "Presenting Your First Oral Argument," author, Appellate Issues (August 2013)
  • "Resisting Arbitration," speaker, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (September 2012)
  • "Arbitration," speaker, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (July 2012)
  • "Arbitration for Appellate Lawyers," speaker, Houston Bar Association Appellate Section (October 2011)
  • "Arbitration-Related Litigation in Texas," speaker, Houston Bar Association Litigation Section (March 2011)
  • "Arbitration-Related Litigation in Texas," co-author, 29 CORPORATE COUNSEL REV. 1 (2010)
  • "Significant 2009-10 'Arbitrability' Cases in Federal Appellate Courts," co-author, American Bar Association Section of Business Law 2010 Annual Meeting (August 2010)

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