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Attorney & Chief Talent Officer

Christina Yarnell

Christina is an experienced attorney who serves as our Chief Talent Officer. In her role as CTO, Christina manages our recruitment of top legal talent, including our Summer Associate Program, and related hiring and retention efforts. She also supports the firm’s marketing and business development teams. 

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

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

Practice Areas
Chief Talent Officer
  • University of Texas School of Law, JD
  • University of Michigan, B.A. in 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
  • Texas
  • Professional Honors and Presentations
  • Gardere Novice Mock Trial Competition – Semifinalist
  • Nix patterson, LLP

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