Biography

Kristie Walsdorf is a trial attorney, who has spent her entire legal career defending her clients. In the course of her 16 years working as an attorney she has represented clients in Florida, Texas, and New York. Kristie maintains her licenses to practice in both Florida and Texas. Additionally, Kristie is a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court where she is not only a member of the bar, but a Tribal member.  Kristie has represented clients in a variety of matters including complex personal injury cases, multi-party Dram Shop cases, and multi-million dollar Premises Liability actions to simple Auto Injury and Assault and Battery cases. Kristie has successfully argued and tried over 150 jury trials in the span of her career including both civil and criminal matters. When it comes to defending her client’s best interests Kristie is a relentless advocate who is willing to stand up and stand with her clients in every step of the process.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a six figure payment from the State of Texas for her client’s wrongful incarceration by the State of Texas under the Timothy Cole Act
  • Successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment based on Statute of Limitations for her clients
  • Won multiple take nothing verdicts for her clients in several motor vehicle personal injury lawsuits

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law  (J.D., 2001)
    • Co-Founder Native American Tribal Law Journal
    • Nation Mock Trial Champion
    • University of Alabama v. Garrett U.S. Sup. Ct. 531 U.S. 356 (2001) Student Contributor to Amici Curiae on behalf of the American Assoc of Mental Retardation
  • Indiana University  (B.A., 1992)
    • Enviornmental Science and Political Science
    • Deans List

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • Florida, 2004

Court Admissions

  • St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court, 2017
  • Florida State and District Courts 2004
  • Texas Southern Federal District 2010
  • Texas Northern Federal District 2020
  • Texas State and District Court 2010

Professional and Community Activities

  • President Elect Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association
  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Speeches and Presentations

  • Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted under the Timothy Cole Act, Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Luncheon circa 2016