General Information

Year founded: 1990
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Overview

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Providing a combined 55 years of legal experience, The Krist Law Firm, P.C. operates under a different philosophy than most of today's firms. The firm does not accept the notion that "time is money" and strongly believes that a lawyer's compensation should be keyed to efficiency and results, not time spent. Moreover, the firm bucks the current trend by minimizing the use of non-lawyer staff persons in the handling of legal matters, thus maximizing the lawyer's involvement in the details of the case from the beginning.

Finally, by accepting only those matters which it judges to be significant, meritorious and congruent with the firm's philosophical underpinnings, the firm allows itself to focus intensely on each individual case. Although the firm is small and intends to remain so, past successes ensure that the firm can independently finance and staff cases of virtually any magnitude as it has done for decades.

Entering the new millennium, The Krist Law Firm, P.C. embarks upon its fourth decade as one of the top small litigation firms in America.

The firm accepts referrals from attorneys throughout the United States.

Our personal injury law firm is located in Houston, TX. Our attorneys assist clients with the following cases:

Rankings

The Krist Law Firm, P.C. is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Houston
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

About Our Clients

Our clients are those who have been wrongfully injured in various types of accidents. We strive to get the best outcome possible for each and every client that walks through our doors and work with them on a personal level to do so.

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Houston
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

The Krist Law Firm, P.C. has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made The Krist Law Firm, P.C. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Awards

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  • 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
  • The Best Lawyers in Houston, H Texas Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in Texas, by A.L.M.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas, by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Litigator Award

Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.

$9,650 Recovery In Wrongful Death Helicopter Crash

A helicopter carrying the husband and father of a Houston family crashed into the Gulf of Mexico after the engine failed unexpectedly. The man left behind a wife and two young children at home, who later sued the helicopter company and the deceased pilot’s estate. In order to find justice in the unfortunate event that took place, our law firm received a phone call.

The Houston wrongful death attorneys at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. were quick to respond to the situation and guided the family through the negligence and product liability lawsuit. Under our legal experience, we recovered $9,650,000. Case expenses totaled $238,167.14 with an attorney fee of 40%.

Mogenis v. Reyes

Outcome: $3,100,000

Plaintiff, who owned a hunting guide service in Kerrville, TX, was shot during a hunting trip with Defendant when Defendant's rifle negligently discharged. Defendant had left rifle loaded, chambered, and unattended in the back of a vehicle. As Plaintiff walked past the rear of the vehicle, the rifle discharged and she was shot. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries to her hip, groin, bladder, vagina, and rectum, with medical expenses exceeding $675,000.

Brazeal v. Peltier

Outcome: $2,600,000

Mr. Brazeal was severely injured when his Mazda Protege collided with a Brangus bull standing on the roadway which had escaped its owner's ranch. Mr. Brazeal, a young pediatric anesthesiologist who had just finished his residency the same day as his accident, was left a quadraplegic, ultimately cutting short his promising medical career before it could even begin.

Cuellar v. Hydril Co.

Outcome: $2,878,553

Plaintiffs were passengers in a Houston airport shuttle bus when a pickup truck owned by defendants ran a red light and collided with the bus. Resultant injuries included a ruptured spleen, torn rotator cuff, fractures of the spine at C1, C2, and C7, fractured ribs, fractured pelvis, fractured sacrum, lung scarring, herniation at C5 and C6 (requiring a fusion), and a separated shoulder.

Nolef v. Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc.

Outcome: $1,500,000

Plaintiff, a UPS delivery driver on a scheduled pick-up at a university book store, was injured when a bookstore employee negligently activated a pallet jack used to help load books. The pallet jack hit Plaintiff on the back of the calves, causing him to fall. The incident left Plaintiff with a herniated disc and a fractured vertebra, ultimately requiring a fusion.

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