Christina M. Carroll
PEOPLE

Christina M. Carroll

Associate
carroll.christina@dorsey.com

Overview

Whether a client has an early dispute or a full-fledged lawsuit, Christina uses her legal experience, education, skills, and creative ideas to craft solutions specifically tailored to the client, their business objectives, and the case.

In short, Christina solves problems. She has represented clients across a number of industries—such as investment banking, religious organizations, healthcare, wedding and photography, oil and gas, construction, commercial brokerage, hospitality—and across a number of matters—including breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, breach of contract, discrimination, eviction, embezzlement, bill of review, theft of trade secrets, defamation, jury retaliation, and negligence.

More than that, she is relentless. As a former Division-I athlete and a recipient of two legal degrees in three years, she leans in to hard work and thrives on teamwork. And as a board member and volunteer of several non-profits, she is familiar with advocating for others.

What further sets Christina apart is her trial experience, now coupled with the backing and resources of an international law firm that has expertise across numerous industries and countries. Be it a trial by jury or by judge, a small dispute or one spanning weeks and involving tens of millions of dollars, Christina is no stranger in the courtroom.

Education & Admissions

Duke University School of Law (J.D. & LL.M (Master of Laws), International and Comparative Law, 2014)

Vanderbilt University (B.A., Political Science, 2011)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Experience

Representative Work

Construction

  • Represented development company that sued developers for breach of contract dispute relating to high-profile development in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Favorably resolved.
Healthcare 
  • Represented employee sued by former employer for claims of theft of trade secrets and breach of noncompete.  Favorably resolved.
  • Defended owners of healthcare company against employees alleging Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations.  Favorably resolved.
Investment Banking
  • Successfully defended a $2 million claim by an investment bank against another investment bank in a declaratory judgment action.
Jewelry 
  • Represented lawyers sued by jeweler for RICO and breach of fiduciary duty claims based on alleged extortion scheme publicized in response to the lawyers’ exposure of the jeweler’s possible diamond overgrading.  The case involved multi-forum litigation, including Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, Middle District of Florida, and District of D.C.  Favorably resolved.
Multi-Level Marketing
  • Represented company in various suits by third parties for actions of former and purported independent business owners (IBO) who used company intellectual property to pawn off their own goods.  Favorably resolved.
Oil and Gas 
  • Obtained the #15 Verdict in the Nation (The National Law Journal) with a $94 million verdict, resulting in a $45 million judgment for Intervenors.  The case centered around breach of fiduciary duty and civil conspiracy by a lawyer.  On appeal.
  • Defended one of the nation’s largest oil and gas companies in a breach of contract dispute involving the Cline Shale.  Pending.
Wedding and Photography
  • Represented a wedding photographer who sued her former wedding clients for defamation.  Those former clients then filed an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss.  The court denied the motion to dismiss, one of the rare few denials at the time.  Jury ultimately returned a verdict for photographer.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Texas Fiduciary Damages: Whose Law Is It Anyway (And Recent Case Updates), 9th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation, Chapter 9 (2017), A. Shonn Brown & Christina M. Carroll
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Damages—Texas, 25 Corporate Counsel Review 2, 159 (2016), Michael K. Hurst & Christina (Mullen) Carroll

Industries & Practices

International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Trademark, Copyright & Advertising
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program
  • Camp John Marc (Board Member)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (Member; former Aid to the Homeless Committee Co-chair; 2015 Leadership Class)
  • Dallas Bar Association (Member)

Community Involvement

  • Feed My Starving Children (Volunteer, Former Dallas Development Committee Member)
Christina M. Carroll