Scott C. Krist

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

The Krist Law Firm, P.C.
17100 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-8500
Fax: 281-488-3489
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Scott C. Krist is the owner of The Krist Law Firm, P.C., in Houston, Texas.  His firm handles cases of catastrophic injury and wrongful death, maritime injuries, commercial trucking accidents, product liability, aviation accidents and work accidents. In 2011, he secured the largest single plaintiff personal injury recovery in Texas, as well as the largest single plaintiff recovery in a maritime case in Texas history. He obtained the largest premises liability recovery in Texas in 2013, and the largest commercial trucking verdict in Texas 2014.  He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008, and to the list of The Best Lawyers in Texas every year since the publication began. He was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers every year since 2007, Texas Super Lawyers as published in Texas Monthly magazine since 2004, and the Best Lawyers in Houston in H Texas Magazine every year since 2004. He and his firm have been listed by U.S. News and World Report as amongst The Best Law Firms in the country. In 2014 he was awarded the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award, as well as awards for Nation's Top One Percent - National Association of Distinguished Counsel; Top Lawyers in Houstonia Magazine; Best Lawyers in Houston in H Texas Magazine; Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas; Top 500 Personal Injury Lawyers in America; Top Lawyers in Houston; and Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is also a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, each reserved to one third of one percent of attorneys practicing. He serves on the Chancellor's Council of the University of Texas system. 

Upon graduation from The University of Texas School of Law, with Honors, Scott C. Krist was admitted into the following bar admissions, including 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; and the U.S. Supreme Court, 1991.

Attorney Scott Krist is a member of the 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, Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 – Present, Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2004

About Scott C. Krist

Admitted: 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.houstoninjurylawyer.com/about/scott-c-krist/

Honors/Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Texas, by A.L.M.
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, limited to 1/3 of 1% of American Lawyers
  • Chancellor's Council of The University of Texas System
  • Top 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America, Law Dragon Magazine
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas, by The National Trial Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in Houston in H Texas Magazine
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, limited to 1/3 of 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction
  • Litigator Award, Top 1% Attorneys in America, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 2004 to present, Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 to present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, AV rated
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, limited to 1/3 of 1% of the membership of the State Bar of Texas
  • Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top Lawyers in Houston, Houstonia Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1992
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1992
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1992
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1992
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • Best Lawyers in Texas
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Judiciary Relations Committee, 2001 - 2004
  • Texas, 1991
  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1992
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1991
  • Best Lawyers in America

Educational Background

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.B.A. in Business, 1988
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas JD 1990 with Honors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 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
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Maritime/Personal Injury, Advanced Diagnostic Healthcare Personal Injury Seminar, 2015

Industry Groups

  • Brain
  • Burn & Paralysis Injuries
  • Product Liability
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Office Location for Scott C. Krist

17100 El Camino Real
Houston, TX 77058

Phone: 281-283-8500

Fax: 281-488-3489

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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