Cristina B. McGarr

Legal Experience

Founding Partner in Savrick, Schumann, Johnson & McGarr, Ms. McGarr’s practice encompasses all employment related matters including litigation in federal and state court and administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Workers Compensation Commission. Ms. McGarr regularly counsels employers on employment issues involving state and federal employment and labor laws, wage and hour counseling, civil rights compliance, wrongful termination and retaliation claims, executive and employment contracts and non-compete covenants. She has represented clients in numerous types of employment disputes including allegations of discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability and sexual harassment. Ms. McGarr has served as lead trial counsel in state and federal court and has had successful jury and bench trials to verdict. She has handled numerous appeals to the Fifth Circuit and state appellate courts. Ms. McGarr also provides clients with in-house training, seminars and employee handbooks and routinely negotiates successful settlements and meditations.

Ms. McGarr has significant litigation experience in complex commercial litigation, including disputes involving a wide variety of employment, contract, fraud, intellectual property, and professional malpractice issues. Favorable jury and bench trial verdicts in Texas and Georgia justice, county and district courts as well as federal district and bankruptcy courts. Extensive experience with the pretrial management of large-scale cases in state and federal court.

Practice Areas

Education and Honors

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Honors Graduate, University of Georgia School of Law, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Honors Graduate, Wake Forest University, 1987

Professional Licenses

  • Colorado State Bar
  • Texas State Bar

Court Admissions

  • Texas State Courts
  • Colorado State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker: “The First Strike: When to File a Declaratory Judgment Action”
  • Speaker: “Overview of Bad Faith Claims: First and Third Party Claims”
  • Frequent Lecturer on Insurance and Bad Faith Topics

Community Involvement

  • Boulder County Campaign Committee for Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, 2016-2017