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Jude des Bordes


Jude des Bordes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Houston in 2016 before going on to earn his law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston, graduating with honors.

In his time at South Texas College of Law Houston, Jude was selected for the varsity moot court team and competed in the National Energy & Sustainability and the National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court competitions in 2018.

Jude was an active member of campus organizations including the Black Law Students Association and the Oil and Gas Law Society for which he served as the Student Outreach Coordinator. He also earned his mediation certificate from the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution at South Texas College of Law Houston.

Academic Distinctions

  • Dean’s List
  • Presidential Fellow
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Family Law, and Professional Responsibility


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

Joining Fleming, Nolen, & Jez, L.L.P.

Jude was hired as a law clerk for Fleming, Nolen, & Jez, L.L.P. in the summer of 2017 before joining the firm as an associate in the fall of 2019. In his time at FNJ, Jude has been involved in practice areas including mass torts, personal injury, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Jude served as an intern for The Honorable Reed O’Connor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.