Kristina Weber Silcocks

Special Counsel


Kristina Silcocks focuses her practice on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of eminent domain, transportation and other government-related litigation. As an eminent domain lawyer, she represents both condemning authorities and property owners in Texas. In addition, she represents clients in regulatory matters before state agencies, including contract procurements, bid protests, motor carrier audits and enforcement, environmental regulatory compliance, and other regulatory work with most state and local agencies.

Kristina also handles general civil litigation matters, including contract, environmental, tort, and employment litigation disputes. Clients from a variety of industries and sectors have engaged Kristina, such as property owners, developers, transportation companies, and local governmental authorities, as well as pipeline, oil and gas, and electricity providers and consumers.

Prior to joining Foley in 2011, Kristina spent 15 years in the Transportation Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, with over five years as Chief of the division, supervising 44 attorneys and staff. In these capacities, she also handled litigation for TxDOT, including condemnation, contract, administrative enforcement, and other civil matters.

At the firm, she serves in several capacities on internal committees, including the Women's Network and Racial Justice and Equity.


  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member of the Austin Bar Association
    • Chair of the Eminent Domain Section of the Austin Bar Association
    • Member of the Civil Litigation Section
  • Member of the International Right of Way Association

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of:
    • Government Relations Practice (2021-2023)
    • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (2024)


  • St. Mary's University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
    • Associate Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal (1995 - 1996)
    • Staff Writer, St. Mary's Law Journal (1994 - 1995)
    • Magister (President), Phi Delta Phi (1995 - 1996)
  • Texas A&M University (B.S.,1992)   
    • Industrial Distribution
    • Recipient, Distinguished Student Award, College of Engineering (1990 - 1992)


  • Texas (1996)
  • Texas State Courts (1996)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Current Eminent Domain Issues–Texas and US Supreme Court
06 September 2013

Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) - Who Is the Condemnor?

01 November 2012

Changes to Eminent Domain Law Implemented by SB 18

01 July 2011

Pretrial Practice - Pleas to the Jurisdiction and Motions in Limine

01 February 2011