Christin J. Jones
Partner

2001 Ross Avenue Suite 4400, Dallas, TX USA 75201

Overview

Christin Jones is a corporate litigator with a practice spanning a wide range of areas and industries. She has broad experience handling complex commercial, class action, banking, insurance, labor and employment, and securities disputes. She also has significant experience representing financial institutions in financial products litigation, lender liability claims, work-outs, distressed assets and enforcement, as well as defending against breach of fiduciary duty claims.

As a former appellate prosecutor, Christin has a keen eye for preservation and complex legal issues that are often overlooked by traditional trial attorneys. She is highly attentive to client goals and long-term strategies and is known for thoughtfully navigating clients through the litigation process from risk assessment and pre-trial strategy to trial and post-trial proceedings.

Christin has litigated in both federal and state courts around the country including in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New York, and California, and has experience in all aspects of litigation including significant jury trial experience.

Christin routinely handles and argues appellate matters in a number of courts of appeals throughout Texas, as well as in the Fifth and Eighth Circuits. She also enjoys following the issues and cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and presents a Supreme Court update CLE course for attorneys annually.

Her extensive experience has earned Christin numerous accolades, including being recognized in 2024 by The Best Lawyers in America® for her exceptional work in Banking and Finance Law, as well as being named a “Top Attorney Under 40” in 2024 by Texas Lawyer. Christin was also selected to serve on Law360®’s Texas Editorial Board for 2023 and is currently recognized as a Fellow with Litigation Counsel of America. In addition, she has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers magazine as a Texas “Rising Star” for Civil Litigation: Defense in the years 2015-2019, and 2021-2024, and was further recognized on the Super Lawyers “Up-and-Coming Top 50 Women” Texas Rising Stars List for 2018, 2023 and 2024.

Christin is extremely dedicated to giving back through volunteering and pro bono work, earning her the firm’s Pro Bono Freedom Award in 2021, and she serves on the board of Summer Dreams located in Hunt, TX—a nonprofit organization providing authentic camping experience for children with special needs.

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Christin was a felony prosecutor in the appellate division of the Bexar County District Attorney’s office after interning for the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas.

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Experience

Currently representing local newspaper reporter pursuing defamation and civil rights violations against local county sheriff for retaliatory actions following series of articles critiquing sheriff’s office practices.

Currently representing national technology and data analytics company against allegations of fraud and putative class action claims.

Served as lead defense counsel for national insurance agency and subsidiary of Truist Bank in a federal court action in Arkansas against negligent insurance procurement claims between corporate plaintiff and defendant insurance broker related to property damage claim at largest hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee. Plaintiff alleged that due to the parties’ special relationship, the failure to obtain appropriate insurance coverage for a renovation of the hotel led to the failure of the renovation project and ultimate foreclosure on the hotel that had wide-ranging damages in excess of $17M. After contentious discovery including dozens of fact and expert depositions, the Court granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment in full, finding no special relationship existed between the parties. Christin then argued and obtained full affirmance of the judgment before the Eighth Circuit. This was an especially meaningful outcome for the client, as the industry sees this “special relationship” argument often, and the Eighth Circuit’s opinion clarified the scope of an insurance broker’s duty to its clients under the applicable law.

Represented a world-famous energy drink company pursuing claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition against grey-market importers and exporters, obtaining favorable settlement and permanent injunction after successful motions practice.

Represented world-famous American lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer pursuing claims for copyright and trademark infringement against grey-market sellers, obtaining favorable settlement and permanent injunction after successful motions practice.

Represented former directors and officers, their investment banker, and acquiring company against former common stockholders’ claims for breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting, fraud and conspiracy, obtaining favorable settlement following three weeks of jury trial.

Represented regional fast food restaurant chain against suit brought by large franchisee for declaratory judgment and breach of contract, obtaining favorable settlement following successful reversal of adverse summary judgment through interlocutory appeal.

Represented large salty snack maker against claims for slander, tortious interference and conspiracy, obtaining dismissal following successful summary judgment practice.

Represented regional fast food restaurant chain against Fair Labor Standards Act collective action claims by employee, obtaining successful removal to arbitration and subsequent dismissal.

Represented nationwide distributor of global automotive marque against claims for discrimination, gross negligence, fraud, breach of contract, and antitrust in multi-state litigation by vexatious litigant, obtaining dismissal of all claims following motions practice.

Represented large salty snack maker against claims for discrimination under § 1981 and Title VII by former employee, obtaining favorable settlement following successful motion for summary judgment practice.

Represented American multinational automaker on appeal following the granting of summary judgment in client’s favor in products liability case. Obtained judgment affirmance.

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Insights

Financial Services

Education

Oklahoma City University School of Law J.D. (2009) magna cum laude, Hatton Sumners Scholar, Phi Delta Phi

Texas Christian University B.S. (2005) Communication-Radio/TV/Film, magna cum laude

Admissions

Texas (2009)

Oklahoma (2015)

Arkansas (2017)

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. Supreme Court

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Professional & Community Activities

Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section, Member

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member

Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Member

State Bar of Texas, Member

Summer Dreams, Board of Directors, Member

Business Council for the Arts, Leadership Arts Institute, Member Class of 2016-2017

Dallas Regional Chamber, Young Professionals Member

Attorneys Serving the Community, Leadership Member

Law360, Texas Editorial Advisory Board (2023-2024)

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