Scott C. Krist

Scott C. Krist

Scott Krist is The Krist Law Firm, P.C.’s owner and lead trial lawyer. He is a skilled Houston personal injury lawyer with 25 years of experience. He has won some of the largest recoveries in the state of Texas for his clients, and earned numerous honors and awards recognizing his skill as an attorney.

Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America – The list is complied from the results of exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers nationwide confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Mr. Krist has received this honor every year since 2008.

Law Dragon 500

The Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America – Mr. Krist received this recognition in 2011 as published by Law Dragon Magazine. Mr. Krist was one of only three plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Houston to be named to the list.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas – Mr. Krist has been on this list complied by The National Trial Lawyers every year since 2007. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers is by invitation and is extended only to the top 100 trial attorneys in Texas based upon superior qualifications, trial results, leadership, influence, reputation, stature, and profile in the trial attorney community.

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Nations Top One Percent
  • Litigator Awards
  • Best Lawyers in Houston
  • AATA Premier 100 in 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocate
  • Texas Best Lawyers
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • NAOPIA badge

Distinctive Recognition

Best Lawyers In America – The oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. It is an invitation-only organization. The list is compiled from the results of exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers nationwide confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Mr. Krist has received this honor every year since 2008.

Top 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America in 2011 as published by Law dragon Magazine. Mr. Krist was one of only three plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Houston to be named to the list.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers every year since 2007. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers is by invitation and is extended only to the top 100 trial attorneys in Texas based upon superior qualifications, trial results, leadership, influence, reputation, stature, and profile in the trial attorney community.

Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award This award reflects the top 1% of lawyers in America as based upon the size and number of multi-million dollar recoveries. Candidates are limited to qualify in up to six categories. Mr. Krist is one of the select few to have qualified in all six, to include auto accidents, truck accidents, maritime, brain injury, wrongful death, and personal injury in general.

Texas Super Lawyers as published in Texas Monthly Magazine. Mr. Krist has received this honor every year since 2004.

Top Lawyers in Houston – Listed as one of the top lawyers in Houston, Texas, by Houstonia Magazine.

Top 100 National Trial Lawyers Listed as one of the top 100 lawyers in the nation by National Trial Lawyers.

The Best Lawyers in Houston in H Texas Magazine – Mr. Krist has repeatedly been named among the Best Lawyers in Houston. Selected by his peers for superior performance as an attorney.

Texas Best Lawyers – Mr. Krist has been included in this listing every year since the publication began. It is published by Best Lawyers and by invitation only after exhaustive peer review. It is limited to a small handful of plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Texas.

National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys – Mr. Krist was selected to receive the Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of Texas for 2016. The award recognizes the Top 10 personal injury lawyers in each state based on their dedicated efforts on behalf of their clients. It is the highest honor that this prestigious national organization gives.

Scott Krist is The Krist Law Firm, P.C.’s owner and lead trial lawyer. He is a skilled Houston personal injury lawyer with 25 years of experience.

He has won for his clients some of the largest recoveries in the state of Texas, and earned numerous honors and awards recognizing his skill as an attorney. One of Scott C. Krist’s most memorable cases involved a young doctor just about to embark on his career when he got into a car accident on the last day of his residency.

About Scott C. Krist

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One of Scott C. Krist’s most memorable cases involved a young doctor just about to embark on his career when he got into a car accident on the last day of his residency.

The accident left the young doctor a quadriplegic unable to practice the profession he had spent years training for. Krist was able to obtain a significant recovery for the young doctor that allowed him to retrain as a psychiatrist. He also became the young man’s friend through the course of his case.

The young doctor’s case is emblematic of how Krist approaches every case he takes in his practice as a personal injury lawyer. “I really get very close to my clients. I fight for them like I would one of my friends,” he said.

Krist grew up at the feet of a man considered in Texas one of the greatest lawyers of his generation. His father, Ronald D. Krist, founded The Krist Law Firm, P.C., and tried some of the most noteworthy cases in Texas history. Scott Krist learned the practice of law from his father and eventually went on to take over management of the firm.

Scott Krist built on his father’s legacy and has taken The Krist Law Firm, P.C. to new heights as its current owner and lead trial lawyer. He has won for his clients some of the largest recoveries in the state of Texas, and earned numerous honors and awards recognizing his skill as an attorney.

Among his most noteworthy honors are consistently being named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” each year since 2008, and being named one of the “Top 500 Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America” by Law Dragon Magazine in 2011. Krist was one of only three personal injury lawyers in Houston to receive this honor.

In 25 years of practice, Scott Krist has handled a broad range of cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths.

In 25 years of practice, Scott Krist has handled a broad range of cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths. He has handled cases involving oil rig injuries, maritime injuries, petrochemical refinery accidents, commercial trucking accidents, defective products, car accidents, and other types of accidents and injuries.

Krist has a reputation in Texas for sensitive and skilled handling of cases involving mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injuries — and for taking cases other lawyers are unwilling to try. One significant case involving a truck accident was rejected by four lawyers, and the injured man was offered just $10,000 to settle before Krist took the case and eventually won a multi-million dollar award.

Krist values his ability to dig into a tough case and fight for the kind of compensation that can restore someone’s life after a catastrophic accident. “It makes one’s life’s work very worthwhile when you can really make an impact on someone’s life,” he said. “I enjoy being able to take on the role of the underdog, the injured — and to represent them when they would otherwise be unable to face off against these large corporations and fight them on an equal basis.”

As the owner of The Krist Law Firm, P.C., he has worked to find the best talent to represent the firm’s clients. “We’re very unique here in the quality of our associates,” he said. Krist sets the tone for the firm by approaching each case with empathy, intelligence, commitment, and attention to detail. He also has a strong sense of ethics which he brings to each case handled by The Krist Law Firm.

When not dedicating his time to his law practice, Krist enjoys spending time with his family and has a passion for automobiles and collecting cars.

Published Works

  • Liability of Insurance Agents: Misrepresentation and Failure to Provide Adequate Coverage, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1993
  • Course of Action Against An Insurance Agent; Extending Liability to the Insurer, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1994
  • Proving Non-Pecuniary Losses, 5th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 1994
  • Non-Economic Damages, 6th Annual Medical Malpractice Conference, 1995
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Nations Top One Percent
  • Litigator Awards
  • Best Lawyers in Houston
  • AATA Premier 100 in 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers
  • Texas Best Lawyers
  • Texas Super Lawyers


Attorney Scott Krist

“I really get very close to my clients. I fight for them like I would one of my friends.”

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, with Honors
  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of Texas, Judiciary Relations Committee, 2001 – 2004
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 – Present
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism
  • Supreme Court Historical Society