Kristin E. Adler

Counsel

Kristin E. Adler has been with the firm for over 10 years, and focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, trade secrets defense, and commercial litigation.

Ms. Adler has traveled extensively and lived abroad multiple times, including in Scotland, Spain, and Bahrain, and speaks Spanish. She prides herself on understanding other cultures and continuing to expand her knowledge of the world through her travels.

Ms. Adler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in English with Highest Honors, and Minors in both Liberal Arts Honors and Spanish, Phi Beta Kappa. She then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law with High Honors, serving on the Texas Law Review, Chancellors “Keeper of the Peregrinus,” and honored with inclusion in the Order of the Coif.

She has handled family law pro bono matters through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program. To better serve her community, she has taught English as a Second Language courses at public libraries across Houston and serves on the committee for a local private school. 

Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, 2007-2008

Bar Admissions:
Texas
District of Columbia


Court Admissions:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


Organizations:
Houston Bar Association

 

Guest lecturer at medical school regarding understanding the interplay of law and medicine.

University of Texas at Austin
J.D. with High Honors, 1995
Texas Law Review
Chancellors “Keeper of the Peregrinus”
Order of the Coif

University of Texas at Austin
B.A., English with Highest Honors, 1991
Minor in Liberal Arts Honors and Spanish
Phi Beta Kappa

Trinity College of Seville, Spain 
Studies in Spanish language, history and culture
1989-1990

Law Clerk
to the Honorable Ewing Werlein, Jr. 
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
1995-1997

Of Counsel
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P.
2015 - Present

Attorney
Gerger & Clarke
2013-2014

Partner
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P 
2002-2012

Associate
Williams & Connolly
Washington, D.C.
1998-2000