Whitley B. Zachary

Attorney | San Antonio


Whitley Zachary is a litigation associate in the San Antonio office of Cokinos | Young.  Before joining the firm, she gained significant experience defending individuals and businesses in disputes involving matters of professional liability and malpractice, general negligence, premises and products liability, personal and catastrophic injury, wrongful death, contract, and construction law.  She also served as a central briefing attorney for the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston prior to joining private practice.  Whitley draws on her wide-ranging experience at the trial and appellate levels to comprehensively advise and advocate for her clients at all stages of litigation.


  • Texas A&M University School of Law – J.D., cum laude, 2015
    – Articles Editor, Texas A&M Law Review
  • St. Mary’s University – B.A. Political Science, 2010

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch 2022 – 2024: Construction Law, Litigation – Construction & Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • San Antonio’s Outstanding Women in Law in 2021- Construction Litigation by S.A. Scene magazine
  • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers for Insurance Defense in 2019 and Construction Litigation in 2020 by SA Scene magazine
  • 2021 Rising Star Lawyer for SA Scene magazine

Memberships & Affiliations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
    – Board of Directors (2019-2021)
  • Defense Counsel of San Antonio
    – President (2020-2021)
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association


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

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