Railroad Commission Runoff
Republican opponent: James Wright
Libertarian opponent: Matt Sterett
Green Party opponent: Katija Gruene
Chrysta Castaneda is a Dallas attorney whose law firm, The Castaneda Firm, specializes in energy litigation. She has a degree in industrial engineering from Kansas State University and serves on the School of Engineering Advisory Board. Her law degree is from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991 and serves on the Dallas Bar Association Judiciary, Bench Bar, Media Relations and Courthouse Committees. She serves on the Texas Women’s Foundation Board of Directors and was a sustaining member of the Products Liability Advisory Council from 2003 to 2010.
Her awards include the Texas Lawyer’s Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Women in Energy Award and Largest Texas Breach of Contract Verdict; Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business Award; National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Award; and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, Commercial Litigation.