Kristin R. Brown

Kristin R. Brown

Managing Attorney
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Phone:
214-446-3909
Email:

Education

  • University of North Dakota, College of Arts and Sciences, Grand Forks ND Master of Arts, Forensic Psychology (Expected) - August 2016 to December 2020
  • University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Gainesville FL Master of Science, Forensic Science (Expected) - August 2014 to August 2018 Graduate Certificate in Forensic Death Investigation (Expected)
    • GPA 4.0 (as of Spring 2017)
  • 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 4 th 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 8.5 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
    • Lead training, sales, marketing, and advertising programs

Honors, Awards, and Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2017, 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rating-Judicially and Peer Reviewed, Martindale Hubbell 2016-2018
  • Top Appellate Attorney, Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers 2016, 2017
  • Star on the Rise, Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers 2014, 2015
  • Equal Justice Pro-Bono Award, Texas Wesleyan School of Law May 11, 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 2013-2018
  • State Pro-Bono Law College 2014-2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers 2015-2018

Community Involvement, Associations, and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ~ Director, Board of Directors 2017-present;
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ~ Associate Director; Board of Directors 2016,
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ~ Member 2013-present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ~ Board Member 2014-2016, Member 2013-present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ~ Forensic Science Committee Member 2017-present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ~ Board Member 2014, Member 2013-present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys ~ Member 2015-present
  • 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)
  • Forensic Death Investigation , University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Forensic Science (prospective)

Speaking Engagements

  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Out of State Detainers and the IADA (2015).
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Updates in Criminal Law from the 2015 Legislative Session (2015).
  • Dallas County 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).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Upholding Justice One Client at a Time, Ethics: Building the Attorney/Client Relationship (2015).
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Out of State Detainers and the IADA (2016).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Upholding Justice One Client at a Time, Trial Technology (2016).
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Updates in Criminal Law from the 2017 Legislative Session (2017).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Beating the Drum for Justice, Technology in the Law (2017).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Junk Science, DNA-Separating Fact from Fiction (2017).
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Updates in Criminal Law from the 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 Assn., Actual Innocence for Lawyers, Eyewitness "Identification?" (2018).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Forensics, Trial Technology (2018).
  • Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Jazz Fest CLE, Using Technology in Practice and Trial (2019).
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., 32 nd Annual Rusty Duncan Criminal Law Course, DNA for Lawyers (2019).
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., Using Technology in Practice and Trial (2019).