Cristina M. Squiers

Cristina Martinez Squiers has significant experience litigating high-stakes disputes at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. She has handled class actions, labor & employment investigations and lawsuits, FTC investigations, False Claims Act cases, contract disputes, personal injury and tort claims, and constitutional claims. Ms. Squiers has represented clients in numerous sectors, including telecommunications, automotive, food & beverage, financial services, and state & local governments.

Ms. Squiers began her legal career in the litigation department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Dallas office. She then served as a law clerk to Judge Don R. Willett of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Ms. Squiers graduated from Princeton University and was a recipient of the University's ReachOut Fellowship, which is awarded to two seniors to complete a year-long entrepreneurial service project after graduation. During her fellowship year, Ms. Squiers worked at the nation's largest adoption agency and started a mentoring program for youth leaving foster care.  She received her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the SMU Law Review and interned for Catharina Haynes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During law school, Ms. Squiers was a student attorney in the criminal defense clinic where she managed dozens of misdemeanor cases, and in the child advocacy clinic where she represented children in the foster care system.

Education

  • SMU Dedman School of Law (J.D.)
  • Princeton University (B.A.)

Clerkship

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Judge Don R. Willett)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, judicial externship (Judge Catharina Haynes)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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