Scott Krist


The Krist Law Firm, P.C.

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17100 El Camino Real








Mr. Krist was named one of the top 500 plaintiff lawyers in America by Law Dragon in 2012. He obtained the largest single victim personal injury recovery in Texas in 2011, and also holds claim to the largest single victim maritime personal injury recovery in Texas history, among cases where the full details of the case have been made public.

Attorney Scott C. Krist has earned an impressive set of state and national credentials, awards and honors:

Named one of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The American Trial Lawyers Association in 2007. Membership into The American Trial Lawyers Association is by invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, leadership, influence, reputation, stature, and profile in the trial attorney community.

Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. It is an invitation-only organization. The list is compiled from the results of exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers nationwide confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Scott Krist has received this honor in 2008.

Best Lawyers in Texas. Scott Krist has been recognized by his peers as among the best lawyers in Texas, as published by A.L.M.

Texas Super Lawyers in Texas Monthly Magazine. Scott Krist has repeatedly received this honor from his peers. The rigorous selection process includes a statewide survey of more than 60,000 Texas attorneys. Attorneys are nominated based on experience, honors, awards and significant accomplishments.

As published in the Super Lawyer section of Texas Monthly, Mr. Krist was listed as one of the Top Texas Lawyers for the Consumer.

The Best Lawyers in Houston in H Texas Magazine. Scott Krist has repeatedly been named among the Best Lawyers in Houston. Selected by his peers for superior performance as an attorney.

“Rising Star” by Texas Monthly magazine. Scott Krist received this accolade while still in his thirties, listed as one of the top lawyers in Texas under the age of 40 in the field of personal injury law.

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America. This invitation-only lawyer honorary society is limited to less than one-third of one percent of American lawyers. The Counsel recognizes excellence among litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose is to recognize experienced and highly qualified lawyers. Its purpose is to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards.

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Scott Krist has been named a Fellow of this Foundation, which is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, and law professions whose professional, public, and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principals of the legal profession. This is an invitation-only organization limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. The American Bar Foundation is a preeminent resource of lawyers, scholars and policy makers who seek insightful analysis of legal theory and related topics.

Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. This invitation-only organization is dedicated to advancing the justice system for all. It is limited to one-third of one percent of the membership of the State Bar of Texas. Selection is based on an outstanding record in the legal profession as well as a commitment to support the community at large.

Areas of Practice:
Products Liability Law
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Admiralty & Maritime Law
Jones Act
Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Business & Commercial Law
Consumer Protection
Construction Law
Housing & Construction Defects
Environmental Law
Litigation & Appeals
Complex Litigation
Assault & Battery — Plaintiff
Aviation Accidents — Plaintiff
Defamation & Privacy — Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Premises Liability — Plaintiff
Property Damage — Plaintiff
Railroad Accidents — Plaintiff
Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
Alcoholic Beverages
Chemicals & Cosmetics
Food & Agricultural Products
Machinery & Tools
Medical Products & Devices
Motor Vehicle Defects
Pharmaceutical Products
Recreational Products
Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
Toxic Torts
Hazardous Waste
Radiation & Electromagnetic Energy
Toxic Mold
Transportation Law
Mass Transit

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1991
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1990
J.D., Honors: With Honors
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1988
B.B.A., Major: Business

Published Works:
Liability of Insurance Agents: Misrepresentation and Failure to Provide Adequate Coverage, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1993
Course of Action Against An Insurance Agent; Extending Liability to the Insurer, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1994
Proving Non-Pecuniary Losses, 5th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 1994
Non-Economic Damages, 6th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 1995

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
Galveston County Bar Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
State Bar of Texas, 2001 – 2004, Judiciary Relations Committee
College of the State Bar of Texas
State Bar Judiciary Relations Committee
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 – Present
Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism
Supreme Court Historical Society