Chrysta Castañeda, President

Chrysta Castañeda helps clients communicate about the business issues and legal challenges they face. She honed her skills in media relations by having acted both as spokesperson and media adviser in litigation matters. She draws on her two decades of trial experience and her training as an engineer to advise clients in formulating answers to hard questions. Chrysta also advises on local and regional political issues and public affairs.

Chrysta has lived in Dallas for 28 years.  As a result of her avid study of the news and local and regional politics, Chrysta knows that historical perspectives and new developments give movement to stories.  She follows changes in the local media and knows reporting trends and interests.

Chrysta Castañeda is a litigation attorney for the past 23 years.  When serving as an attorney, her practice focuses on technical issues such as oil and gas development, products liability, intellectual property, and other matters involving the use of technical and accounting experts. For Chrysta’s legal practice, click here.


J.D. cum laude Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

B.S. Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University

Professional Memberships & Awards

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Dallas Bar Association – Media Relations, Judiciary and Bench Bar Committees

SuperLawyers 2012 – Energy, Business Litigation and Personal Injury

Speaking Engagements & CLEs

“When the Media Call:  Responding to a Client Crisis” (1.0 hour participatory, 1.0 hour Ethics)

“How to Get or Avoid Media Attention – For You and For Your Clients” (1.0 hour participatory, 1.0 hour Ethics)


President of State Council, Ignite Texas

Advisory Board Member, Cattle Baron’s Ball Dallas

Advisory Board Member, Turtle Creek Recovery Center

2012 Primary Candidate, Texas Congressional District 33