Jude K.A. des Bordes

Attorney | Houston


Jude des Bordes is an attorney in the Houston office of Cokinos | Young.  His practice focuses primarily on personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial litigation.  Jude received his J.D. with honors from South Texas College of Law Houston where he was selected for the varsity moot court team, competing in the National Energy & Sustainability and National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court competitions in 2018.  He was an active member of campus organizations including the Black Law Student Association and the Oil & Gas Law Society for which he served as the Student Outreach Coordinator.  While in school, Jude served as intern for the Honorable Reed O’Connor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.


  • South Texas College of Law Houston – J.D., cum laude, 2019
    – Presidential Fellow
    – Dean’s List
  • University of Houston – B.S. Biology, 2016

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2024- Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • The National Black Lawyers – 2023 Top 40 Under 40
  • CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Research & Writing, Professional Responsibility, and Family Law


  • Jude des Bordes, Lightning Oil: The Erosion of Mineral Estate Rights, 2 Harry L. Reed Inst. of Oil & Gas Energy Newsletter 3 (2018)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Houston Young Lawyers Association


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Southern & Western Districts of Texas

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