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Crystal is an Associate in McKool Smith's Dallas office. She focuses her practice on commercial business litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Colin Lindsay, the Honorable District Judge Benjamin Beaton and the Honorable District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Before her clerkship, Crystal was a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, and a litigation associate with a national law firm.

Crystal attended UCLA School of Law where she excelled, receiving both the Dean's Scholarship and the Masin Scholar in Constitutional Law II. In addition, she received her Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law

Education

J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2015

LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2016

B.A., cum laude, English, Tulane University, 2012

Clerkships

  • Hon. Benjamin Beaton, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • Hon. Colin Lindsay, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Court Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of Kentucky
  • State of Tennessee (pending)
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