A Talented Litigator and Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney

Education

University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainesville FL

Master of Science, Forensic Science (Expected)- August 2014 to Current

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation (Expected)

  • GPA 4.0

Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia PA

LL.M. (Master of Laws), Trial Advocacy- June 2013 to May 2014

  • Public Interest Law Scholarship Recipient

Texas Wesleyan School of Law (Texas A & M), Fort Worth TX

Juris Doctor; Magna Cum Laude -August 2010 to May 2013

  • GPA: 3.852/4.0; Class Rank: #4, Top 3%
  • Cali Award for Legal Excellence: South Texas College of Law, Summer 2012, Marital Property
  • Law Review
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2010–Fall 2012
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient; Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Alma & Ronnie Blackwell Scholarship for Public Service, 2012-2013 Award Recipient

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant OK

Bachelor of General Studies, Behavioral Sciences- Degree Conferred December 2009

  • President’s Honor Roll, all semesters attended (4.0 GPA Required)

Publications

  • Kristin Brown, Comment, Somebody Poisoned the Jury Pool: Social Media’s Effect on Jury Impartiality, 19.3 TEX. WESLEYAN L. REV. 809 (2013).
  • Kristin Brown, Can the Ails of the Cross-Race Effect on Eyewitness Testimony be Cured?, VOICE FOR THE DEFENSE, March 2017, at 25
  • Kristin Brown, Contributing Author,Expunctions and Non-Disclosures, in Texas DWI Manual (James Publishing 4th ed. 2017)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Legal Experience

The Law Office of Kristin R. Brown, PLLC, Dallas TX

Managing Attorney- August 2013 to Present

  • Defend misdemeanor and felony cases at state and federal level
  • Handle cases on appeal to the Texas Courts of Appeal and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Handle cases on appeal to the Federal Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Pursue writs of habeas corpus, pre and post-trial on state and federal levels, including death penalty

Collin County District Attorney’s Office, McKinney TX

Legal Intern, Appellate and Misdemeanor Divisions- January 2012 to April 2013

  • 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.

Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston TX

Legal Intern, Capital Trial Division- May 2012 to July 2012

  • Represent 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.
  • Evaluate and prepare non-capital felony cases for indictment, motions, and trial.

Hon. Amos Mazzant, Magistrate, U.S. Dist. Court, ED Texas

Federal Judicial Intern- July 2011, December 2011

  • Research legal issues and assist in drafting judicial opinions regarding motions filed in civil litigation as well as social security and disability claim appeals

Gibbs Nolte Robison & Rose PLLC, McKinney TX

Law Clerk to Mitchell R. Nolte- May 2010 to August 2011

  • Research legal issues, draft memos, and assist in trial preparation for firm specializing in criminal, family, and personal injury law
  • Observe and assist with pretrial hearings, juvenile detention hearings, appearances, and trials

Business Experience

President and CEO-July 1999 to October 2009

BKNB, Inc., McCook NE, Sherman TX- (formerly Mid-State Communications, L.L.C.)

  • Create a team ranking among the top agents for Alltel Wireless in the nation
  • Double company in size, and quadruple in revenue, topping 5 million in annual sales
  • Train over 120 employees in Franklin Covey's Leadership and Seven Habits Programs
  • Expand into multiple markets within Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota, and Texas

Honors, Awards, and Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars-2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Best Lawyer in Dallas, D Magazine -2021
  • AV Preeminent Rating—Judicially Reviewed,Martindale Hubbell -2016-2021
  • AV Preeminent Rating—Peer Reviewed, Martindale Hubbell -2016-2021
  • Top Appellate Attorney,Dallas’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers -2016–2018
  • Star on the Rise,Dallas’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers -2014, 2015
  • Equal Justice Pro-Bono AwardTexas Wesleyan School of Law -2013
  • National Order of Barristers,Texas Wesleyan School of Law -2013
  • Public Interest Law Fellow,Texas Wesleyan School of Law -2012
  • State Bar College of Texas -2013–2020
  • State Pro-Bono Law College -2014–2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer,National Trial Lawyers -2015-2018, 2021

Community Involvement, Associations, and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. ~ Director, Board of Directors 2017-present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. ~ Associate Director; Board of Directors 2016
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. ~ Member 2013-present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. ~ Board Member 2014–2016, Member 2013-present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. ~ Forensic Science Committee Member 2017–present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. ~ Board Member 2014, Member 2013-present
  • National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers ~ Member
  • Trial Lawyer’s College~ Alumni Board Member, Class Representative (July 2014), 2016–2017

Certifications

  • Trial Advocacy, Trial Lawyers College ~ Dubois, Wyoming, (2014)
  • Facilitator, Franklin Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program
  • Facilitator, Franklin Covey, Leadership—Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results
  • Trained Mediator, Mediation training completed Fall 2012
  • Practitioner, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests ~ National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (2014)

Speaking Engagements

  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Out of State Detainers and the IADA (2015).
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers , Updates in Criminal Law from the 2015 Legislative Session
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., A Paperless Office (2015).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law Office Mgmt.,Organization and the Practice of Criminal Defense (2015).
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Upholding Justice One Client at a Time, Ethics: Building the Attorney/Client Relationship (2015)
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Out of State Detainers and the IADA (2016).
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Upholding Justice One Client at a Time, Trial Technology.
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Updates in Criminal Law from the 2017 Legislative Session (2017).
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Beating the Drum for Justice, Technology in the Law (2017).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Junk Science, DNA—Separating Fact from Fiction (2017).
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Updates in Criminal Law 2017 Legislative Session (2017).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Forensics, The Lawyer, The Scientist, and the Rules of Evidence (2017)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Jolly Roger—Hal Jackson Conference, Updates in Criminal Law from the 2017 Legislative Session (2017).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers , Actual Innocence for Lawyers, Eyewitness “Identification?”
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Forensics, Trial Technology (2018).
  • Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers , Jazz Fest CLE, Using Technology in Practice and Trial
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., 32nd Annual Rusty Duncan Criminal Law Course, DNA for Lawyers (2019).
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Using Technology in Practice and Trial (2019).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers , Actual Innocence for Lawyers, Eyewitness “Identification?”
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Using Technology in Practice and Trial (2019).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Defenses and Collateral Consequences of Family Violence Allegations (2020).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Jolly Roger—Hal Jackson Conference, Jury Instructions and Closing Arguments (2020).
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, “When the Finish Line is in Sight,” Jury Instructions and Closing Argument (Dec. 2020; April 2021).

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"I would recommend her to anyone for any matter. Anyone would be lucky to have her on their side."

– GINA, FORMER CLIENT

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