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Kristin R. Brown

Kristin R. Brown

Criminal Defense: Trials, Appeals, and Habeas
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, Juvenile Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

I became an attorney as a "second career," though it was always a first love and a goal for me. I practice strictly criminal defense because that is where my passion lies, focusing on all aspects of criminal law--trials, appeals, and habeas work. I have a strong faith that I am where I am because that is where I am supposed to be.

Education
University of Florida
Forensic Science--Masters Program
- present
University of North Dakota
Forensic Psychology Master's Program
- present
Temple University Beasley School of Law
LL.M. (2014) | Trial Advocacy
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Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: magna cum laude, numerous honors
Activities: Mock trial, moot court, arbitration team, law review, academic support teaching assistant
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
B.A. (2009) | Bachelor, General Studies
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Honors: Presidents List, all semesters
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Law Office Of Kristin R. Brown, PLLC
- Current
Legal Intern, Appellate & Misdemeanor Divisions
Collin County District Attorney's Office
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Represent the State of Texas under third-year bar card as lead prosecutor in misdemeanor trials, pretrial motions, and pleas; handle research and brief writing for motions, hearings, and appeals
Legal Intern, Capital Trials Division
Harris County District Attorney's Office
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Represented the State of Texas under third-year bar card as lead prosecutor in misdemeanor trials, felony pretrial motions, pleas, and motions to revoke probation or adjudicate guilt. Evaluated and prepared non-capital felony cases for indictment, motions, and trial.
Federal Judicial Intern to the Hon. Amos Mazzant
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Sherman Division
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Researched legal issues and assisted in drafting judicial opinions regarding motions filed in civil litigation, as well as social security and disability claim appeals.
Law Clerk to Mitchell R. Nolte
Gibbs, Nolte, Robison, and Rose, PLLC
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Researched legal issues, drafted memos, and assisted in trial preparation for firm specializing in criminal, family, and personal injury law. Observed and assisted with pretrial hearings, juvenile detention hearings, appearances, and trials.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Expunctions and Non-Disclosures, Texas DWI Manual
James Publishing (4th ed. 2017)
Can the Ails of the Cross-Race Effect on Eyewitness Testimony be Cured?
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
Somebody Poisoned the Jury Pool: Social Media's Effect on Jury Impartiality
Texas Wesleyan School of Law--Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Social Media and the Law, Denton, Texas
University of North Texas, Guest Speaker
Updates in Criminal Law from the 2015 Legislative Session, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
A Paperless Office, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Organization and the Practice of Criminal Defense, Nuts and Bolts, Austin, Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Ethics: Building the Atty/Client Relationship, Upholding Justice One Client at a Time, Amarillo, Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Out of State Clients and the IADA, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Out of State Clients and the IADA, McKinney, Texas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Issues with Eyewitness Testimony, Innocence Project, Austin, Texas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Trial Technology, Upholding Justice One Client at a Time, Fredricksburg, Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Technology in the Law, Wichita Falls, Texas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Updates in Criminal Law from the 2017 Legislative Session, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Legislative Update, Jolly Roger, Denton, Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
DNA--Separating Fact from Fiction, Junk Science, Austin
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Certifications
Graduate, July 2014
Trial Lawyers College
Mediation, Certified Mediator
State of Texas
Practitioner, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests ~ National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration
Lance Platt & Associates
Awards
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated--Judicially Reviewed
Martindale Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated--Peer Reviewed
Martindale Hubbell
State Bar College
State Bar of Texas
Pro Bono College
State Bar of Texas
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen for this award each year.
Top Appellate Attorney
Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated--Judicially Reviewed
Martindale Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated--Peer Reviewed
Martindale Hubbell
State Bar College
State Bar of Texas
Pro Bono College
State Bar of Texas
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Only 2.5% of all attorneys are selected for this award each year.
Top Appellate Attorney
Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rated--Judicially Reviewed
Martindale Hubbell
AV Preeminent Rated--Peer Reviewed
Martindale Hubbell
State Bar College
State Bar of Texas
Pro Bono College
State Bar of Texas
Rising Star
Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys
State Bar College
State Bar of Texas
Pro Bono College
State Bar of Texas
State Bar College
State Bar of Texas
Pro Bono College
State Bar of Texas
State Bar College
State Bar of Texas
Barrister, National Order of Barristers
National Order of Barristers, Board of Governors
Pro Bono Award
Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Awarded to the graduate with the most public service (pro-bono) hours served.
Pre-eminent advocate, Maximus Laude
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Board of Advocates
Professional Associations
Trial Lawyers College, F Warrior Board
Class Representative July 2014
Current
Activities: Represent the July 2014 class of graduates from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming
NORML
Attorney Member
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member, Board Member (2014)
- Current
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member, Associate Director, Board (2016-17), Director, Board (2017-present)
- Current
Activities: Serve on board of directors, representing the criminal defense lawyers of Texas; sitting on committees including appellate, amicus, and Strike Force.
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member; Board Member (2014-2016)
- Current
Activities: Serve on the board of directors for multiple years representing criminal defense attorneys working in Dallas County, Texas. Member since licensure.
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member, Board Member (2014)
- Current
Activities: Represent attorneys practicing criminal defense in Collin County, Texas during time as board member.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    One free15-minute initial phone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • State Habeas Corpus—Texas
  • Federal Crimes, Appeals, and Habeas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Kristin R. Brown, PLLC
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Kristin R. Brown, PLLC
17304 Preston Road, Suite 1250
Dallas, TX 75252
USA
Telephone: (214) 446-3909