Kristin Etter, Lawyer

Kristin Etter

Lawyer

Areas of Focus:

Federal • State • Juvenile

Phone: (512) 381-9955

Fax: (512) 381-9955

Email: Kristin@sg-llp.com

Kristin Etter uses her passion for Constitutional law to fuel everything she does as a lawyer and partner for Sumpter and Gonzalez. With a background as an assistant federal public defender, Kristin has spent much of her career working with the police.

She understands the importance of checks and balances with law enforcement and finds that the most rewarding part of her job lies in litigating violations of power. As one of the top attorneys in state court, Kristin focuses her competitive nature and reverence for the Constitution on bringing just and fair outcomes for her clients.

The only group that can police the police are criminal defense lawyers. If not us, who else is out there enforcing the Constitution?
  • University of Montana (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Montana (B.A. in Liberal Studies)
  • Board Certified – Criminal Law
  • State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law Section, District of Columbia
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Young Woman’s Association
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Public Policy: Legislative Counsel, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006-present
  • Texas Monthly Rising Star, Criminal Law, 2010
  • President’s Award of Merit, Austin Young Lawyers Association, 2009-2010
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2008
  • Texas Board of Legal Specializations, 2007
  • Austin Independent School District Safety Task Force, 2003-2004
  • May 2010 – Reentry Issues, ARCH
  • May 2010 – Nexus of Criminal and Immigration Law, Austin Immigration Lawyers Association
  • May 2008 – Overview of Federal Criminal Law Issues, Dell Legal Department
  • March 2008 – If I Get Pulled Over, Should I Take A Breath Test?, Fish & Richardson P.C.
  • Feb. 2008 – What to Do When, Private Reception, Austin, TX.
  • Feb. 2008 – How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, University of Texas
  • Jan.2008 – If I Get Pulled Over, Should I Take A Breath Test?, Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Sept.2007 – Legislative Update, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Aug.2007 – Legislative Update, Municipal Judicial Conference
  • July 2007 – Legislative Update, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Monthly Meeting
  • Nov.2007 – How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, University of Texas
  • Nov.2007 – Federal Sentencing Overview, Federal Bar Association
  • Oct.2007 – How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, University of Texas
  • Oct.2007 – How to Protect Yourself: Alcohol and Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Chi Omega Sorority, University of Texas
  • Nov.2006 – Federal Sentencing Overview, Federal Bar Association
  • Sept.2003 – Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, National Legal Aid and Defender Association Conference and the Defending Immigrants Partnership