The Best Law Firms in America has selected The Castañeda Firm for the publication’s 2024 edition, naming it one of the top firms in the country for oil and gas law. 
This recognition follows founder Chrysta Castañeda’s selection to The Best Lawyers in America, which is a requirement for a firm to be considered for Best Law Firms: at least one attorney must be included on that year’s edition. After meeting that initial criterion, firms undergo a research and review process before selection. 
As a litigator with vast experience in oil and gas and energy issues, Castañeda is a vocal advocate for responsible energy use. Last year, she was featured in a Texas Lawbook article on the all-female slate of appellate attorneys arguing one of the Winter Storm Uri cases. Two years prior to that, she ran as the Democratic nominee for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission, which oversees Texas’ energy industry. 
Castañeda continues to offer commentary on energy policy in Texas; one of her recent opinion articles for The Dallas Morning News examined the outcry against ESG investing by Republican legislators.