Provided by Kirsten M. Castañeda
For over two decades, Kirsten M. Castañeda has worked with trial lawyers in federal and state courtrooms—before, during, and after trial—in addition to briefing and arguing state and federal appeals and original proceedings. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs, and from Texas to jurisdictions nationwide. Learning a client’s business and litigation goals allows her to craft arguments and strategy that serve both the immediate case and the client’s long-term needs. Her work has helped shape the law in key areas, including premises and products liability, insurance defense, healthcare liability claims, oil and gas, class actions, the Texas Constitution, and federal preemption.
Master, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
Chair-Elect, Women Trial Lawyers Committee, ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Secretary, ABA Judicial Division Council of Appellate Lawyers
Member of Court Rules Committee and Pattern Jury Charge-Oversight Committee, State Bar of Texas
Treasurer, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section
Immediate Past Chair, Dallas Bar Association Appellate Section
Fellow, American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, and Dallas Bar Foundation
Kirsten balances her practice with a healthy dose of classic movies, hockey- and baseball-watching, and participation in #AppellateTwitter @texapp.