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Alex Yarbrough, Associate

Alex Yarbrough Associate

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Alex Yarbrough is an Associate with Riney & Mayfield LLP. He has experience in a variety of matters, and handles all aspects of litigation, state and federal, at the trial level and on appeal. His experience as a former law clerk for a District Judge has provided him with unique insight into civil procedure and the internal workings of the court system. Growing up the son of a district attorney, Alex has devoted a significant portion of his practice to defending cities, counties, and law enforcement in all manners of disputes. However, Alex’s practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation, from pre-lawsuit resolution through the appeal of a judgment rendered by a trial court. Alex has successfully represented parties in pre-lawsuit resolution and throughout trial. He also handles a variety of real estate litigation, trucking and automobile litigation, commercial litigation, and premises liability. Alex has experience handling complex matters of wrongful death, Federal Employers Liability Act, and railroad grade crossing accidents involving catastrophic injuries.

Additionally, he has throughout his career helped financial institutions with collection matters and issues surrounding the security of collateral. Alex is active in the Amarillo community and has been heavily involved in the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Alex and his wife Kelsey have two children, Payton and Zane.


  • Participated in defense verdicts in multiple FELA cases involving Class I Railroads
  • Obtained summary judgment for rancher in a personal injury case involving stock law and injuries to a motorist caused by animals on the highway
  • Obtained summary judgment for homeowner in a personal injury case involving premises liability
  • Obtained dismissal for municipality in a wrongful termination claim
  • Obtained dismissal for municipality in a whistleblower claim
  • Obtained dismissal for municipality in a property damage claim
  • Obtained dismissal for municipality in a personal injury case involving a motor vehicle accident
  • Represented beneficiary in a probate action involving mismanagement and abuse of fiduciary responsibility by an executor
  • Represented multiple trucking companies against personal injury and wrongful death claims related to tractor-trailer accidents
  • Represented multiple law enforcement officers against §1983 claims
  • Represented a machine company in an action involving breach of fiduciary duty

Affiliations & Honors

  • Legal Aid of Northwest Texas on October 16, 2017 as one of two attorneys “For providing the most clinic hours and dedication to the Equal Justice Volunteer Program of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.”
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federalist Society
  • “Outstanding Lawyer of the Year 2017” by the Amarillo Are Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Leadership State Bar of Texas (2012)
  • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association, Director 2013-Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director 2013-2016 / Treasurer 2015-2016
  • State Bar of Texas: Pattern Jury Charge Committee; Malpractice, Premises & Products 2013 –2015

Speeches & Publications

“Judgments: How to Win After Winning”

“Paid and Incurred Post-Escabedo”

““Just in Case: Strategies for Successfully Transitioning Your Law Practice”

Practice Areas


  • Texas State Courts, 2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas


  • Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Angelo State University, B.A. Government / Computer Science, magna cum laude, 2007

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