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Kristen Gavigan

Associate Attorney

Kristen Gavigan is a dedicated criminal defense attorney. Kristen graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University before attending law school at Texas Tech University. While working as a student attorney for the Innocence Project of Texas, she gained experience protecting the rights of criminal defendants. A five-time national, regional, and state advocacy champion while in law school, Kristen was named the best oral advocate in Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Kristen is also a member of the prestigious National Order of the Barristers.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2021

Honors & Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2021
  • The Donald M. Hunt Outstanding Barrister Award, Appellate Advocacy, 2017-2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association

Past Positions

  • Associate Attorney, Dunham & Jones, 2019-2020
  • Post Bar Intern, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, 2018
  • Student Attorney, Innocence Project, 2017-2018

  • JD Texas Tech University School of Law - Graduate School
  • BS Texas A&M University – Summa Cum Laude, USAL-LED - University

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