Christy L. Pennington

For more than a decade, Christy Pennington has focused her legal career on commercial real estate, representing both landlords and tenants in connection with leasing industrial, office, retail, restaurant, and multi-family properties. Additionally, she has advised clients in the acquisition, development, management and disposition of hotel and resort, industrial, office, retail, and hospitality properties. Since joining Waller, Christy has assisted publicly traded and privately held hospital companies and other healthcare providers with leasing transactions involving medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers and physician practices and other healthcare facilities. Healthcare clients value her insight and experience in commercial real estate matters with respect to the complex regulatory overlay that the federal anti-kickback statute and Stark Law impose on leasing arrangements between hospitals, health systems, physician practices and other healthcare providers. 


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Real Property Section
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member, Dallas and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Editor and Member, Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee, 2004-2010
  • Planning Committee Member, Advanced Real Estate Strategies, 2009-2011
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • CREW Dallas, January 2016 - present
    • Programs Committee
    • Marketing Committee
    • Lunch and Learn Committee
  • CREW Austin
    • Communications Committee

Prior Affiliations

  • Associate, Powell Coleman & Arnold, LLP, Dallas, Tex., 2006-2012
  • Associate, Crouch & Ramey, LLP, Dallas, Tex., 2005
  • Associate, Friedman & Feiger, LLP, Dallas, Tex., 2003-2005


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2003
    • Editor-in-Chief, International Law Review Association, 2002-2003
    • Co-Founder, President, Corporate Law Association, 2001-2002
    • Secretary, International Law Society, 2001-2002
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • B.B.A., cum laude, Austin Peay State University, 1997
    • President, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, 1996-1997
    • Co-Founder, President, American Marketing Association, 1996-1997
    • Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society, 1996-1997
    • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, 1995-1997
    • Student Leader of the Year, 1997
  • Master's Coursework, Lipscomb University, 2014
    • Survey Conflict Management
    • Negotiation and Settlement Process
    • Mediation
    • Facilitating Dynamic Groups

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Up Close

As a single working mother, Christy devotes her time outside the office to her three daughters, Sophie, Piper and Paisley.  Whether she is cheering them on the sidelines of lacrosse and soccer games, watching dance and gymnastics practices, enjoying mother-daughter teas and movies, or attending various festivals with the girls, Christy loves every moment she has with her children.  In her spare time, Christy also likes to read, volunteer, travel and attend country music concerts and festivals.