Christin L. Grant

Christin L. Grant

by Onyinyechi Muilenburg

100% committed to her clients, Christin Grant is a trial attorney and advocate.

Christin is a litigator and appellate lawyer with “first chair” trial experience, and has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of disputes, including nuisance, breach of contract, construction defect, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud, and across a spectrum of practice areas, including construction litigation, health law, school law, employment disputes, real estate litigation and personal injury, and at all stages of trial and appeals.

Christin is a native Houstonian, and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she was a proud member of The University of Texas Longhorn Band. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then received a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.

While completing her Master’s Degree, Christin worked as a Sentencing Advocate Intern at the Public Defender’s Office in Fairfax, Virginia, where she wrote sentencing memoranda in support of lesser sentences or alternatives to incarceration, interviewed inmates charged with felony offenses to assist in criminal and background investigations, and screened clients for mental illness, intellectual disability, and drug and alcohol dependency. She also worked with patients at a local mental health center, using that experience to later identify and examine mental health legal issues for indigent defendants.

Christin then began work as a Mitigation Investigator with the Capital Defender’s Office in Northern Virginia. It was there that she developed her passion for legal advocacy, particularly for the disadvantaged and mentally ill. In this role, Christin worked hand-in-hand with experienced attorneys and conducted international, psychosocial background investigations of indigent clients charged with capital murder, interviewed potential witnesses and experts to develop mitigation themes in support of lesser sentences, and prepared guilt and penalty phase trial presentations.

Christin graduated Magna Cum Laude  from South Texas College of Law, where she won a mock trial advocacy award, received highest grade awards in Legal Writing and Criminal Trial Advocacy, and was honored with the Judge John G. Bowes Memorial Writing Award. Her work on intellectual disability law in Texas was subsequently published in the South Texas Law Review. She was also a member of the Order of the Lytae, the Houston Young Lawyers Association and volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston. During her time in law school, Christin was a Law Clerk for Rusty Hardin & Associates, where she focused on all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. Christin also interned with the Texas Defender Service, where she was an integral member of the legal team that obtained an eleventh-hour stay of execution for Duane Buck after uncovering a pivotal legal issue involving racial stereotyping.

Prior to joining Hirsch & Westheimer, she practiced at Feldman & Feldman, P.C., and litigated a variety of cases in state and federal courts, obtaining three favorable verdicts as “first chair” trial counsel, and favorably resolved dozens of other cases on summary judgment, or at mediation.

Christin is a member of the Houston Bar Association, American Bar Association, Baker Institute Emerging Leaders, and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Outside of work, Christin challenges herself with crossword puzzles, swimming, biking and traveling. She also enjoys evenings out at Houston’s best restaurants and, most importantly, spending time with her daughter.

  • Advised commercial real estate developers in a complex construction dispute;
  • Negotiated a settlement for home builder in a residential construction defect dispute;
  • Advised homeowners in residential construction dispute;
  • First chaired a 2-day jury trial in defense of daycare owners against a claim of child injury on the premises, resulting in a defense verdict;
  • Represented mental health clinicians and institutions in a variety of litigation that aided in protecting patients’ privacy;
  • Achieved favorable jury verdict and successful pre-trial settlements for neighboring property owners alleging trespass and nuisance;
  • Represented a dentist asserting amounts owed under an employment agreement, resulting in a favorable verdict for all amounts owed, plus all attorney’s fees;
  • Successfully appealed on behalf a mental health center against a district court judge for overstepping authority;
  • Represented and settled on behalf of a Texas Real Estate firm asserting fraud-related claims against a title company ;
  • Achieved substantial mediated settlement for plaintiff injured due to a weapon malfunction;
  • Achieved favorable mediated settlement for plaintiff in a suit against an insurance company for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act;
  • Achieved pre-suit settlement for plaintiff in an automobile related products liability matter; and
  • Achieved pre-trial settlement at informal conferences with HCAD for 15 commercial property owners appealing their HCAD property taxes/appraisals.
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Baker Institute Emerging Leader
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow