Christina Crozier’s appellate practice centers around persuasive writing and practical litigation strategy. She is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A natural oral advocate, Christina has argued cases before the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, and numerous Texas courts of appeals.
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 is a regular speaker and writer on a variety of topics, including error preservation, the jury charge, and arbitration-related litigation.
She currently serves as vice chair on the council of the Houston Bar Association Appellate Section. During her time on the council, she has chaired the Section’s pro bono committee and served as editor in chief of the Appellate Lawyer.
- Houston Bar Association Appellate Section, Council Member (2016-Present); Vice Chair (2021); Secretary (2020); Treasurer (2019-2020); Judicial Reception Committee Chair (2018-2019); Appellate Lawyer Editor in Chief (2017-2018); Pro Bono Committee Chair (2016-2017)
- The Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, Board of Trustees and Secretary (2013-2019)
- Young Leader, United Way of Greater Houston (2007-present)
- Committee Chair, Association of Women Attorneys (2008)
- State Bar of Texas
- National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
- Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2018)
- Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2020
- Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2015
- Course Director, TexasBarCLE Business Disputes (September 2020)
- “Math for Lawyers: Calculating Damages Under Chapter 33, Interest, and Supersedeas Bonds,” speaker and author, TexasBarCLE Advanced Civil Trial (July, August 2020).
- “The Appellate Ascent: Advice and Answers for Aspiring Advocates,” panelist, HBA Appellate Section (July 2020).
- “The First and Fourteenth Court of Appeals: Practice, Procedure, and IOPs,” panel moderator, Houston Bar Association CLE (January 2020).
- Course Director, TexasBarCLE Advanced Civil Trial (October 2019).
- “Arbitration-Related Litigation,” speaker and co-author, TexasBAR CLE’s Business Disputes Course (September 2019).
- “Planning and Drafting the Petition for Review,” speaker, TexasBarCLE’s Texas Supreme Court: History and Current Practice Course (April 2019)
- “Error Preservation and Procedural Traps,” speaker, Corpus Christi Bar Association Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar (March 2019)
- “Preservation of Error,” speaker, TexasBarCLE’s 41st Annual Course: Advanced Civil Trial (October 2018)
- “Arbitration-Related Litigation in Texas,” co-author, TexasBarCLE's 10th Annual Business Disputes Course (September 2018)
- “Jury Charge Update,” speaker, Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference (August 2018)
- “Questions from Wasson Interests v. City of Jacksonville,” speaker, TexasBarCLE Advanced Government Law Course (July 2018)
- “Preservation of Error,” speaker, TexasBarCLE’s 41st Annual Course: Advanced Civil Trial (July 2018)
- "Masterpiece Cakeshop: Core Questions Left for Another Day," author, Law360 (June 2018)
- “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)
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2005
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2001, with highest honors
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth 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
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