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 was highly regarded by three administrations and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief — becoming one of only five attorneys on the 325-member staff with that supervisory title and role.
Recognized by former Governor Rick Perry for her experience in sexual assault cases, Christy was appointed in 2011 to head the Governing Board of Texas Civil Commitment Office, which is responsible for overseeing the state's most violent sex offenders. Governor Gregg Abbott later reappointed her to this position. Christy also recently completed her term as 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.
When she is not in the courtroom, Christy can often be found sharing her knowledge and experience with others. She is frequently called upon to speak to students, lawyers and legislators about procedural law, law enforcement trends and criminal justice issues. She often lectures on capital murder and aggravated sexual assault.
Christy was recently awarded the Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award from Texas Tech Law Alumni Association. She was also recently featured in an episode of 48 Hours about an infamous Texas murder.