Justice Evan Young is a proven legal scholar and public servant. Evan’s extensive background in private practice and public service makes him extraordinarily well qualified to serve the people of Texas on their Supreme Court. Evan clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia at the U.S. Supreme Court and has dedicated his life to advancing the rule of law at home and abroad. He will faithfully defend the Constitution and laws for the people of Texas.
Evan stood out as a scholar early in his life as valedictorian of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, one of 20 USA Today national Academic All-Stars, a British Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, and a Yale Law graduate. With gratitude for his opportunities, Evan has always been a teacher at heart—from his college days volunteering as a history teacher, followed by literacy tutoring in Austin, to many years of teaching courses on Religious Liberty and Federal Courts as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
Evan is a devoted husband and father. Church is central to him, his wife, and his daughter. In private practice, he used his free time volunteering to advocate for the religious freedoms that our Constitution promises. He is committed to a life of service and community learned from the example set by his grandfathers, father, and uncle—all veterans of the U.S. Air Force.
Evan’s wife, Tobi, who previously served as the General Counsel for former President George W. Bush and clerked for Justice Neil Gorsuch. Evan and Tobi live in Austin with their daughter Romilly.