Christy Jack

Location Fort Worth, United States

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About me

Practice areas Christy Jack is a nationally recognized trial attorney who has handled thousands of criminal cases during her 25-year legal career — first as a prosecutor and now as a highly sought-after criminal defense attorney. She has tried more than 200 cases before a jury, Ranging from sexual assault to capital murder. Nationwide, There are few who have her level of experience handling death penalty cases. Prior to becoming a partner at the Fort Worth defense firm of Varghese Summersett, Christy served as a prosecutor for more than two decades in the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. She rose to the rank of Deputy Chief — becoming one of only five attorneys on the 325-member staff with that supervisory title and role. She is also the past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas. She is frequently quoted in the news media and was recently featured on 48 Hours about an infamous Texas murder.
Memberships Christy serves as chair of the Governing Board of Texas Civil Commitment Office, A gubernatorial appointment. She is also the immediate past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas, Which is made up of more than 3100 criminal practitioners across the state of Texas. She has also been appointed as a special prosecutor in a number of other counties.
Interests When she is not in the courtroom, Christy can often be found teaching and speaking about criminal justice issues.
Wants A Proactive Defense is the Best Defense.
Haves Christy has received numerous awards and appointments during her long and storied career including:, * Chair, Governing Board of Texas Civil Commitment Office, Gubernatorial Appointments (Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Gregg Abbott), 2011-Present, Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2016-June 2017, * Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award, Texas Tech Law Alumni Association, * Best Lawyer in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017, * Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, Fort Worth Magazine, 2016, * Go-To Lawyer for Criminal Prosecution, Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2012, * Co-Recipient of the Chris Marshall Award for state-wide training, 2014, * Profiled in Fort Worth Business Press, 2007, * Nominated for Top Business Women of Fort Worth, * Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2005, Profiled in Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2001, * Special Prosecutor – Wichita County District Attorney’s Office, * Special Prosecutor – Parker County District Attorney’s Office, * Special Prosecutor – Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, 2010, * Special Prosecutor – Wise County District Attorney’s Office, 2006
More about me Christy is a partner at the law firm of Varghese Summersett, a criminal defense firm based in downtown Fort Worth, Varghese Summersett PLLC is made up of 10 attorneys who focus exclusively on criminal defense matters at the state and federal levels. Collectively, the attorneys at Varghese Summersett PLLC bring together more than 100 years of criminal law experience, have tried more than 550 jury trials, and include four Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists.


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