D Best 2023 badge

In recognition of her work in oil and gas law, D Magazine has selected Chrysta Castañeda to its list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2023. This is the fifth year she’s been selected for this honor.  
To compile their list of the city’s best lawyers, D Magazine calls on the Dallas legal community to nominate their colleagues. After the nominations, a team of editors and an anonymous panel of attorneys reviews the entries and finalizes the honorees.
“The oil and gas industry continues to drive much of the Texas economy, politics and society,” said Castañeda. “It’s an honor to be recognized for my work in this important industry.”
Since her last Best Lawyers in Dallas recognition, Castañeda was selected by Texas Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for her work in energy and natural resources law, and oil and gas law, respectively. The National Law Journal also named Mesa Petroleum Partners L.P. v. Baytech, et al., the trial that inspired Chrysta’s book, The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens, to its Verdicts Hall of Fame.
In addition to her legal work, Castañeda frequently writes and speaks on topics affecting the state’s energy landscape, including a recent editorial in The Dallas Morning News. She is also involved in the ongoing litigation spawned by 2021’s historic Winter Storm Uri case.