“Chrysta Castañeda is one of my key go-to trial lawyers for high-stakes litigation in the upstream energy sector. Chrysta and her team out-prepare the opposition, from investigation through trial. With my 60 years in the oil and gas industry, Chrysta’s knowledge and commitment to client service has become increasingly important to me in the face of the ever-changing demands on the industry in recent years.”

T. Boone Pickens, Founder, Chairman and CEO at BP Capital

“When Primexx Energy Partners needed new General Counsel, Chrysta Castañeda stepped in to fill the role of in-house counsel from the outside during the transition. Her in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas business was vital to us because it meant she hit the ground running and handled every aspect of our many complex legal needs with the ease of a highly experienced oil and gas GC. Her energy litigation experience served us well too – she brought the insight of a courtroom lawyer to every transaction and deal negotiation she handled.  Chrysta played a key role in the day to day operations during this time of transition at Primexx Energy Partners and she did a great job for us.”

Tom Fagadau, President and CEO of Primexx Energy Partners

“Chrysta Castañeda and I have worked together many times over the 25 years that I’ve known her. When I was head of the Dallas County Commissioners Court, I engaged Chrysta to oversee all civil litigation against the County to get the best results for taxpayers in high-stakes, complicated cases and to help provide training and management to our staff.  Chrysta is a truly talented courtroom lawyer and was a real asset as outside counsel to the Commissioners Court and the District Attorney’s civil division.”

The Honorable Margaret Keliher, Dallas County Judge (2002-2006), District Court Judge, 44th Judicial District (1999-2002)