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Christin Jones focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate litigation matters. Ms. Jones also has extensive experience investigating and defending labor and employment claims and lawsuits, as well as ERISA/employee benefits disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jones was an associate at Crouch & Ramey, a litigation law firm based in Dallas, Texas, where her practice included civil, real estate, and commercial litigation. Ms. Jones has represented banks, lenders, loan servicers, national electronic registry systems, and other financial services companies in a variety of matters involving the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), Federal Regulation Z (Reg Z), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), the Federal Housing Act (FHA) and regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Equal Opportunity Credit Act (ECOA), state credit and consumer protection act (CCPA) claims, state debt collections acts, state unfair and deceptive trade practices acts, the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act (UFTA), the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and state foreclosure laws.

Ms. Jones also previously worked as a prosecutor in the appellate division of the Bexar County District Attorney’s office after interning for the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas.

Ms. Jones was recognized as a 2015, 2016, and 2017 Texas “Rising Star” for Civil Litigation: Defense by Super Lawyers magazine.

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Experience

Represented MERS in asserting its right to receive notice of suit as a necessary party following issuance of a judgment that expunged a mortgage lien in the form of a deed of trust wherein MERS served as record beneficiary. The firm obtained summary judgment on its bill of review and request for declaratory judgment vacating the prior judgment due to MERS’s lack of notice and ordering the deed of trust a valid, subsisting and enforceable lien on the property. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. and MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. v. Kingman Holdings, et. al, 219th Dist. Ct. of Collin County, Texas, Cause No. 219-02527-2014.

Served as litigation counsel for lender and loan servicer in a case involving allegations of trespass to try title, breach of contract, and fraud. Borrowers sought actual damages, exemplary damages, and attorneys’ fees. Ms. Jones successfully removed the case to federal court and obtained dismissal of the complaint with prejudice pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Andres Mejia v. Bank of America, N.A., No. 3:13-CV-2798-BH (N.D. TX Apr. 9, 2014).

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Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D. (2009) magna cum laude, Hatton Sumners Scholar, Phi Delta Phi

Texas Christian University, B.S., Communication-Radio/TV/Film (2005) magna cum laude

Admissions

Texas (2009)

Oklahoma (2015)

Arkansas (2017)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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Professional & Community Activities

Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section, Member

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member

State Bar of Texas, Member

Summer Dreams, Board of Directors, Member

Leadership Arts Institute, Member Class of 2016-2017

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