Catherine Jean Crier (born November 6, 1954) is an American journalist and author of A Deadly Game and The Case Against Lawyers. She was the youngest elected state judge in Texas history at age thirty and served as a Texas State District Judge for the 162nd District Court.
Crier is currently a managing partner in Cajole Entertainment developing television, film, and documentary projects. She regularly appears as a guest contributor and panelist on various news programs, conducts speaking engagements across the country, and blogs for The Huffington Post. Her fifth book, Patriot Acts: What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic, was published in 2011. Her current events blog was launched to coincide with publication of the book.