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  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons; Articles Editor, Houston Law Review; Marvin D. Nathan Fellow; Recipient, Larry M. Fultz Scholarship for #2 Class Rank; Ewer-Oren Health Law Writing Award
  • Trinity University, B.A. in Business, B.A. in Communication, magna cum laude; Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society; Captain, Women's Soccer Team
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Krystal Scott
Partner
Suite 2900
811 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
713.437.1816 tel
214.515.7508 tel
713.437.1810 fax

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Krystal Scott is a partner in the Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Scott practices in Jones Walker's Houston office where she focuses her practice on disputes for energy-industry clients.

Ms. Scott represents both onshore and offshore energy clients in oil and gas matters including enforcing contractual and property rights, compliance with environmental and industry regulations, and class actions. Ms. Scott has developed a focus on litigation of royalty disputes, transportation, marketing, and gathering disputes, lease maintenance and operations disputes, and disputes involving fraud and error. In addition, Ms. Scott has significant experience litigating disputes between companies involved in offshore activities, with a particular focus on offshore contractual disputes.

Ms. Scott's experience also extends to the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Jones Walker, Ms. Scott represented hospital systems and other healthcare providers while working at Fulbright & Jaworski. Ms. Scott handled cases for these clients ranging from malpractice, to licensing, to labor and employment.

Ms. Scott served as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Royal Furgeson in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. She is an honors graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, where she served as Articles Editor for the Houston Law Review. She received her bachelor of arts degree with honors from Trinity University.

Noteworthy

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the 2016 edition of Texas Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed annually since 2012)

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Publications

  • "Royalty Wars"
    Oil & Gas Financial Journal, January 2014
  • "How to Authenticate Social Networking Sites"
    Texas Lawyer, January 31, 2011
  • "Products Liability After House Bill 4"
    The Advocate, Vol. 4, Fall 2008
  • "The Law of Electronic Discovery. It's In Most Cases Now"
    Houston, Texas University of Houston School of Law Advanced Civil Evidence and Discovery CLE, September 2008
  • "A Catch-22 or a Catch-All?: Delaware and Texas Grasp for Certainty in Shareholder Ratification"
    Duquesne Business Law Journal, Vol. 8, Spring 2006

Memberships

  • United Way Houston (Jones Walker campaign co-chair; Young Leader)
  • Women's Energy Network (Member, 2011 to date) 
  • State Bar of Texas (Standing Committee: Women in the Profession)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association