Governor Abbott Appoints Farris To First Court of Appeals

December 21, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed April Farris to the First Court of Appeals, effective January 1, 2021, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. The First Court of Appeals in Houston serves Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller and Washington counties. 

April Farris of Houston is an appellate litigation partner at Yetter Coleman LLP. She previously served as an assistant solicitor general for the Texas Solicitor General’s Office. She is a member of the Texas State Bar and committee chair of its Appellate Section and president and former board member of the Federalist Society Houston Lawyers Chapter. Additionally, she is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, the Garland R. Walker Inn of Court, and the Women’s Energy Network and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She is a volunteer for Girl Scouts and Tallowood Baptist Church. Farris received a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Abilene Christian University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.