Crystal T. Dang



As a first-generation American, Crystal knows the grit and hard work it takes to build the American dream. That’s why she’s invested in her clients’ success from the very beginning and throughout every step of the process. 

Crystal’s experience showcases her wide range of expertise in commercial law with a focus on employment and construction disputes. From achieving pre-dispute resolutions to securing favorable jury verdicts, she leverages her trial and appellate know-how to deliver creative solutions. Whether Crystal is defending against defect claims, pursuing a party for non-payment, or advising on a termination, she adeptly identifies critical issues and prioritizes action items.

She’s an effective writer, clear communicator, and a collaborative advocate for all, as well as a proven champion for diversity and inclusion. Crystal is committed to advancing D&I in both the legal and construction industries, and has been honored as a Diversity & Inclusion Champion by the Associated Builders and Contractors-Houston chapter. 


  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing $65 million of damages on basis of statute of limitations in a renewable gas trade secret dispute
  • Handled the appeal of a court’s denial of motion to compel arbitration in defect case that resulted in severe burn injuries; appellate court reversed denial and case settled
  • First-chair jury trial on behalf of employee in unpaid commissions dispute; verdict upheld on appeal
  • Second-chair jury trial on behalf of employer in sexual harassment case; favorable outcome
  • First-chair bench trial in defense of fraudulent transfer claims on behalf of doctor; award substantially less than damages sought 


South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2015
  • South Texas Law Review
  • Board of Advocates
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Order of Scribes
  • Dean’s Outstanding Advocacy Award
  • Langdell Scholars — Criminal Law
  • CALI Civil Procedure
  • CALI Criminal Law
  • Champion, Thomas Tang National Moot Court
  • Finalist & Best Brief, William B. Spong National Moot Court
  • Semi-finalist, Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition
  • Champion, Abraham Watkins Intramural Mock Trial
Houston Christian University, Bachelor of Arts in Government and History, cum laude, 2012


  • Board Certified in Construction Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars, Texas Super Lawyers (2023)
  • Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars, Texas Super Lawyers (2023)
  • Top Young Construction Professional, ENR Texas & Louisiana (2023)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2023)
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers (2020-2023)
  • Top Lawyer in Construction Litigation, Houstonia Magazine (2022)
  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Associated Builders & Contractors-Houston (2022)
  • Top Lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Houstonia Magazine (2021-2022)
  • Outstanding Young Alumni, Houston Christian University (2021)


  • Presenter,“Burn Out or Blow Up: The Impact of Implicit Bias in Workforce Development,” Associated General Contractors National Convention (2022)
  • Panelist, “Construction Inclusion Week: Building the Foundation for Inclusion,” ABC Houston Luncheon (October 20, 2021)
  • Article co-author, “National Disasters’ Impact on Construction in the United States,” Construction Executive