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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2017
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2004

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About Scott Krist

Admitted: 1991, Texas

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

Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Maritime/Personal Injury, Advanced Diagnostic Healthcare Personal Injury Seminar, 2015
  • Non-Economic Damages, 6th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 1995
  • Proving Non-Pecuniary Losses, 5th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 1994
  • Course of Action Against An Insurance Agent; Extending Liability to the Insurer, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1994
  • Liability of Insurance Agents: Misrepresentation and Failure to Provide Adequate Coverage, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1993

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

    17100 El Camino Real
    Houston, TX 77058

    Phone: 281-283-8500

     

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    Last Updated: 3/8/2017

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