Ford, Crystal

Crystal Brown

Public Policy Advisor



Crystal Brown advises clients on Texas state government policy. In 2019, Capitol Inside ranked her 55th in the state in its list of Hired Guns. In 2017, she was ranked No. 6 on Capitol Inside’s Rising Stars list. Capitol Inside previously noted Brown [Ford] “has a chance to become one of the most influential African-American lobbyists in Austin” while working with the Locke Lord team.

Prior to joining the Firm, she was the Chief of Staff for Texas House of Representative Carol Alvarado where she advised on policy, researched and drafted legislation, and developed media and communications strategy.

Professional History

  • Chief of Staff, Texas House of Representative Carol Alvarado (2011-2016)
  • Committee Clerk, Texas House Committee on Public Health (2010-2011)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Ranked No. 55, Hired Guns, Capitol Inside (2019)
  • Ranked No. 6, Rising Stars, Capitol Inside (2017)