Kristal is a Staff Attorney in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. She works on various aspects of employment-based immigration, including non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters.

Prior to joining BAL, Kristal served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

While in law school, she interned with the Civil District Courts in Dallas, TX; worked at a boutique law firm in Dallas, where she focused on Oil & Gas matters; volunteered at Texas Legal Hospice; worked as a Student Attorney at the school’s legal aid clinic; served as an Editor for her school’s Law Review; and was a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Writing and Research Department.

Education & Admissions

The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Admitted to: State Bar of Texas


Hispanic National Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association