Austin H. Krist


Austin H. Krist joined Cleveland Terrazas PLLC in 2019 as an Associate, after completing a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Sam Sparks in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.  Mr. Krist focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.  Prior to his clerkship with Judge Sparks, Mr. Krist was an associate for Ropes & Gray in New York.


Mr. Krist graduated with honors from Columbia Law School, where he was an Essays Editor for the Columbia Law Review, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a James Kent Scholar.  Mr. Krist earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University.


J.D., with honors, Columbia Law School

B.A., Economics, English, Vanderbilt University

Law Clerk, Judge Sam Sparks, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas