National Law Journal Names Chrysta Castañeda to 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers List

Chrysta Castañeda has been awarded The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Award for 2018.

The Elite Trial Lawyers award recognizes exemplary performance in the courtroom, according to NLJ. The publication’s editors and reporters reviewed about 300 submissions across 23 categories to select the winners. Ms. Castañeda’s profile is available here (subscription required).

One of Ms. Castañeda’s most notable recent victories was a $146 million verdict on behalf of T. Boone Pickens and Mesa Petroleum, which was recognized as one of the largest in the nation in 2016 by NLJ and one of the largest in Texas by Texas Lawyer.

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Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes Chrysta Castañeda on 2018 List of Outstanding Lawyers

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Chrysta Castañeda Named to D Magazine ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’

Congratulations to Chrysta Castañeda for her inclusion in the 2018 D Magazine list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for her work in commercial litigation.

Chrysta Castañeda named to 2018 Best Lawyers in Dallas

Chrysta Castañeda

Ms. Castañeda, the founding partner of The Castañeda Firm, focuses on oil and gas litigation in the upstream sector, as well as commercial litigation and products liability disputes involving technical evidence. A former engineer, she frequently represents operators, working interest owners, mineral owners and investors on contract and operational questions.  She also has served as national coordinating counsel for products manufacturers in products liability and toxic tort claims.

Her 2016 verdict on behalf of T. Boone Pickens and Mesa Petroleum in Mesa Petroleum Partners v. Baytech et al. was recognized as one of the largest in the nation by the National Law Journal and one of the largest in Texas by Texas Lawyer. A judgment was entered in December 2017.

Ms. Castañeda also received the “Women in Energy” Award from Texas Lawyer in 2016 and was recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, in 2012.

She received her Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Kansas State University and her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

About The Castañeda Firm

The Castañeda Firm represents litigation clients in the energy industry and beyond. From offices in Dallas, the firm provides extensive experience in a variety of complex litigation, including oil and gas disputes, complex commercial cases, products liability suits, and toxic torts and other environmental matters. For more information: