Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Underwood attorney Alex Yarbrough to the Seventh Court of Appeals, Place 3, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until his successor is elected and qualified.
Yarbrough has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the past three years. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its District 13 grievance committee, the District #8 director for the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and vice president of the Amarillo Area Bar Association.
In addition, he is president of the Amarillo Chapter of the Federalist Society, Fellow and District 13 nominating chair for the Texas Bar Foundation, and former member, director and treasurer of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He is a Family Support Services board member and a member of Hillside Christian Church.
Yarbrough earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Angelo State University and a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.
“We are proud of Alex’s appointment to the Seventh Court of Appeals. He is an outstanding lawyer and person and will be an outstanding jurist,” said Underwood President Gavin Gadberry.