Cristina Nelson

Cristina Nelson

Principal Attorney

Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Cristina Nelson recently moved to the Dripping Springs area and immediately began establishing roots in the community. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew. S. Hanen of the Southern District of Texas then moved to San Antonio where she worked for a large law firm for several years handling complex commercial litigation cases and appeals in state and federal court proceedings. Her big law experience allowed Ms. Nelson to practice a wide breadth of civil litigation, working on complex civil cases that included fiduciary, probate, contract, insurance, real estate, deceptive trade practices, banking, employment, bankruptcy, construction, theft of trade secrets, and oil and gas issues. She now focuses on helping individuals and small businesses resolve their legal issues, and continues to enjoy a practice involving a wide range of areas such as probate, estate planning, family law, deceptive trade practices, and business entity formation.

Ms. Nelson was recognized as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers magazine, a Thompson Reuters service, in 2013 through 2016. She was also recognized by her peers as one of San Antonio’s Rising Stars in 2013 and as one of San Antonio’s Best Lawyers in Scene in S.A. magazine in 2009 and 2012.

Ms. Nelson is married to a biomedical engineer. Together, they are raising two young boys with whom they spend as much time as possible outside of the office.


The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D. 2004
  • Texas International Law Journal: Article & Notes Editor
  • Study-abroad program at Queen Mary, University of London
  • Chicano/Hispanic Law Students Association
  • Allen Lane Roberts Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude, 2000
  • Major in Government; minor in Spanish
  • Harvard Development Office: Student Supervisor for Phonathon Program
  • Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán (treasurer)
  • Intramural Crew for Dunster House
  • Research-writer for Let’s Go: Mexico 2001 (travel guide)
Bar Admission
  • State Bar of Texas, 2004
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2006
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2007
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2011
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