Nix Patterson, LLP

Christina Yarnell

Associate / Austin


University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor

University of Michigan, B.A., History

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Austin Bar Association

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Bar and Court Admissions



Christina joined Nix Patterson in 2021.  Prior to joining Nix Patterson, Christina was the Trial Director for a boutique aviation firm in Austin focusing on trial team preparations, in-house mock trials and focus groups.  In addition, Christina has been actively involved in working on various Pro Bono matters, including work with the Texas Attorney General’s Office and local non-profits specializing in immigration matters, as an immigration advocate.

Christina earned her law degree in 2009 from the University of Texas.  During law school, Christina was heavily involved in mock trial competitions and political campaigns, while also working as a law clerk for an aviation firm. Christina also interned for the Travis County and Hays County District Attorney’s Office, as well as a summer clerkship with the United States District Court’s Honorable Judge Lee Yeakel.