Litigation Services

Oil & Gas / Energy Litigation

Upstream development, lease obligations, royalty litigation, production accounting, JOA/Joint Interest accounting, Areas of Mutual Interest (AMI), contracts to convey, Texas Railroad Commission (TRRC) rules and regulations, processing facility contracts, environmental claims.  Click here for more information.

Complex Commercial Cases

Theft of trade secrets, constructive trust, fraudulent conveyances, class actions, consumer protection actions, attorney general inquiries, accounting disputes

Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices

National coordinating counsel and trial counsel for products liability, false advertising, fraud, economic damage claims

Automotive & Products Liability Litigation

National coordinating counsel and trial counsel for products liability, economic losses, class action defense, consumer protection claims

Toxic Tort & Environmental Cases

Federal and state MDLs, coordinating counsel, trial counsel

Other Services


Chrysta Castañeda has been trained as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association.  Chrysta is available to arbitrate commercial disputes, including those arising from oil and gas operations, contracts and interests.

Expert Witness – Attorney Fees

Chrysta Castañeda serves as an expert witness on attorney’s fees. Chrysta has testified at trial on this subject and has decades of experience in evaluating the reasonableness and necessity of attorney’s fees in complex commercial cases of all types.

Crisis Communications

Chrysta Castañeda helps clients communicate about the business issues and legal challenges they face. She honed her skills in media relations by having acted both as spokesperson and media adviser in litigation matters. Chrysta also advises on local and regional political issues and public affairs.

Learn more about Canterbury Communications.