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Evan Young

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Evan Young is an appellate litigator and chair of the Supreme Court and Constitutional Law practice group at Baker Botts. He has argued and won appeals in both the U.S. and Texas Supreme Courts and appears across the country in cases involving constitutional, administrative, commercial, environmental, and other legal issues. He is an adjunct professor who teaches Federal Courts, one of law school’s most challenging courses, and frequently speaks at and writes for judicial, bar, and industry conferences.


After law school, Young clerked for Judge Wilkinson on the Fourth Circuit and Justice Scalia at the Supreme Court, then was Counsel to the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He joined Baker Botts in 2009, becoming a partner in January 2014, and Chaired the Litigation Department in the Firm’s Austin office for nearly four years. He teaches at the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Mississippi School of Law and is a member of the Texas Judicial Council.

Professional Memberships

Chair, State Bar of Texas Business Law Section; Elected Member, American Law Institute


J.D., Yale, 2004; B.A., Oxford, 2001 (British Marshall Scholar); A.B., Duke, 1999 (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, A.B. Duke Memorial Scholar)