Haynes and Boone, LLP Counsel Christina Crozier was named chair of the Houston Bar Association’s (HBA’s) Appellate Section on Thursday, April 21, after serving as chair-elect in 2021 and a council member during the past six years.
Christina follows in the footsteps of past HBA Appellate Section chairs and Haynes Boone Partners Mark Trachtenberg and Kent Rutter.
“We are proud to see Christina carry the torch forward for the HBA’s Appellate Section, which is the largest local appellate bar in the state of Texas,” Mark said. “Christina has been a major contributor to the section by chairing the Section’s pro bono committee, serving as editor in chief of the Appellate Lawyer, and chairing the annual Judicial Reception. We applaud her dedication to the organization and her continued leadership as chair.”
The Appellate Section hosts a number of activities, including monthly CLE luncheons and the Annual Appellate Judicial Reception, which honors Houston area justices. Christina served as emcee at the latest Judicial Reception this month.
The section also funds CLE scholarships for staff attorneys at the Houston appellate courts, provides brief writing awards for all three Houston law schools, and administers a pro bono program that provides counsel to indigent litigants in the Houston appellate courts.
“Houston has a tight-knit appellate bar, and our section has long facilitated camaraderie and service among our lawyers.” Christina said. “I hope to be a good steward of this thriving section.” Christina is board-certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has argued cases before the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, and numerous Texas courts of appeals and frequently serves as appellate counsel during jury trials.
Christina is a regular speaker and writer on various topics, including error preservation, the jury charge, and arbitration-related litigation.