Christina Crozier


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2005, Casenotes and Comments Editor, Houston Journal of International Law

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

Bar 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


Christina Crozier is regularly chosen to serve as appellate counsel on trial teams due to her collaborative nature and 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 authors motions for summary judgment and other legal briefing. 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 arbitration-related litigation and error preservation.

When she is not working, Christina devotes time to her community. A native Houstonian, Christina is on the board of the Women’s Fund for Health Education and Research, an organization dedicated to teaching local women and girls about health and resilience.

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, “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)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Board of Trustees, The Women's Fund for Health Education and Research (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
  • Houston Bar Association Appellate Section
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

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