Krisina Zuñiga
Associate
Houston Office Phone: (713) 653-7885 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education

Rice University (B.A., Philosophy and Policy Studies, summa cum laude, 2012)

Stanford Law School (J.D., 2015)

Judicial Clerkship

The Honorable Diana Saldaña, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

The Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Krisina Zuñiga
Associate

Krisina Zuñiga is a trial lawyer who successfully represents plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial litigation, including class action, insurance, patent, trade secret, antitrust, and breach of contract suits.

Most recently, Krisina, along with colleagues Trey Peacock and Shawn Raymond, and co-counsel, secured a nearly $40 million judgment for Repeat Precision, LLC, the defendant in a case brought by Diamondback Industries, Inc., in federal court in Waco, Texas. The case involved claims of patent infringement, antitrust violations, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, and tortious interference. After a three-day bench trial, the court dismissed with prejudice all of Diamondback’s affirmative claims and awarded Repeat Precision $39,946,902 in actual, enhanced, and punitive damages (not including attorneys’ fees and costs) for its counterclaims. During trial, Krisina presented Repeat Precision’s president, an examination the Court described as “virtually perfect.” Krisina’s role was highlighted in coverage of the trial win by Texas Lawyer and The Texas Lawbook (subscriptions required). You can read Krisina’s direct examination of Repeat Precision’s president and the Court’s comment here. For her performance in this case and others, Krisina was featured as an “Intellectual Property Fresh Face” in Bloomberg Law’s 2020 “They’ve Got Next” series, where she discusses her experience trying the case and shares advice for young lawyers.

Krisina earned her college degree from Rice University and law degree from Stanford Law School. She is active in the Houston legal community and currently serves as the president of the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA). In September 2020, Krisina was interviewed on “Hylights,” a new podcast series put forth by HYLA that interviews Houston-based lawyers about their career paths, their work-life balance, and issues affecting the profession. You can learn more about and hear the episode here.

Krisina is also actively involved in pro bono work. Some of her pro bono work includes: participating in a historic case taken on by the firm challenging Harris County’s bail system (see coverage of the case from The New York TimesThe Houston Chronicle, and Lawdragon), representing through a referral from Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) two undocumented minor siblings who arrived in the United States unaccompanied and were seeking legal guardianship, and volunteering with the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) to provide legal services to detained children.

Krisina first joined Susman Godfrey in 2016 after clerking for the Honorable Diana Saldaña of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in her hometown of Laredo, Texas. In 2018, she returned to the firm after a year-long clerkship in Houston with the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Krisina speaks Spanish (ILR Level 3).

Honors and Distinctions

Featured in Bloomberg Law Series “They’ve Got Next” (October 2020, Bloomberg)

President, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Past Treasurer, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Past Director, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

Pro Bono Distinction, Stanford Law School

Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review

Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions and Professional Memberships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

State Bar of Texas

Houston Young Lawyers Association

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Languages

Spanish (ILR Level 3)