Chrysta Castañeda

Chrysta Castañeda is a go-to lawyer for high-stakes, contentious cases in the energy industry and beyond.  Practicing for over twenty-five years, she has built a solid reputation for adeptly handling the intricacies and technicalities of upstream oil and gas cases, often serving as lead trial counsel in high-profile disputes of media interest.

Chrysta developed her reputation and commitment to excellence from practicing for more than two decades at top firms worldwide.  Since founding the Castañeda Firm, Chrysta has prioritized delivering the quality of representation found in large law firms in an efficient and cost-effective way. Chrysta and her team strive to out-prepare the opposition, from investigation through trial, based on their top firm training and extensive knowledge of industry practices and contracts.

Clients value Chrysta’s strategic strengths and tenacity in the courtroom.  As Chrysta puts it, “I pride myself on my team not only having the knowledge and experience clients require, but also the necessary tenacity and creativity to craft winning strategies.  We aim to prepare so thoroughly that we can pivot strategies at the drop of a hat.  I want my clients to feel confident and assured when I am on their case.”

Chrysta not only has more than two decades of experience litigating energy and oil and gas matters but also holds a degree in industrial engineering.  Her technical training in combination with her experience in crisis communications frequently proves invaluable to clients, enabling her to effectively explain complex scientific concepts to judges and juries.

Outside of the oil and gas and energy industries, Chrysta has extensive experience in commercial litigation, products liability, pharmaceutical, medical device, and toxic tort litigation.