Patrick Yarborough


Patrick Yarborough


Patrick Yarborough is a commercial litigator with experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, mediation, arbitration, and trial. Mr. Yarborough served as lead counsel for an oilfield services company in a successful arbitration and has argued numerous hearings in state and federal court. As a participant in the city of Houston’s Volunteer Prosecutor Program, he has won many jury trials.

Before joining AZA, Mr. Yarborough was an associate in the litigation section at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP for nearly three years. He has also served as a briefing attorney to Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht as well as a federal judge in the Middle District of Alabama.

Mr. Yarborough earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and served on the Texas Law Review. He is a graduate of Georgetown University.


AZA’s Patrick Yarborough Elected to Houston Young Lawyers Association Board


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2012, with honors
    • Texas Law Review, Order of the Coif
    • President, American Constitution Society
    • Supreme Court Clinic and Workers’ Rights Clinic
    • Interscholastic Mock Trial Team
    • Dean’s Awards for highest exam grades in Admiralty and Constitutional Law II: Federalism
    • Student mentor, Office of Student Life
    • Research assistant to Professor Joseph R. Fishkin, author of Opportunity Pluralism
  • Georgetown University, A.B., 2007, cum laude
    • WGTB university radio, music show host

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • Spanish, proficient
  • German and Italian, conversational

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, elected member of Board of Directors
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Inc., Board of Directors
  • Story | Houston, literary journal that publishes short fiction

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