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Attorney - Trey Yarbrough

Trey Yarbrough

Attorney at Law
Phone: 903.595.3111


Areas of Practice

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Licensed and Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas, 1978
All Texas Courts
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits
United States Supreme Court

Professional Qualifications and Affiliations

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale- Hubbell
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law by the
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
American Board of Trial Advocates
Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
College of the State Bar of Texas


1977 Southern Methodist University Law School,
Doctor of Jurisprudence
1974 University of the South at Sewanee,
B. A. English Literature, cum laude


Trey Yarbrough is a trial lawyer with more than thirty years of litigation experience in state and federal courts. Trey has successfully represented individuals and companies, both plaintiffs and defendants, in hundreds of cases and arbitration proceedings. As lead counsel, he has tried over sixty cases to jury verdict and final judgment and argued appeals before the Fifth, Tenth and Twelfth Texas Courts of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to his role as lead counsel in numerous cases, he is often retained as local counsel by national law firms and companies involved in patent and trademark litigation in the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.

Having maintained his law offices in Tyler since the start of his career, Trey has represented clients in trial and arbitration proceedings throughout East Texas, in larger metropolitan areas such as Houston, Dallas, and Austin, in North Carolina, and in the federal courts of the Eastern Districts of Texas and Arkansas. His actual trial experience encompasses multi-million dollar commercial and personal injury cases and includes, among other areas: product liability, personal injury and wrongful death, employer and media defamation defense, general and professional liability, business litigation, oil and gas cases, estate contests, insurance defense, trademark infringement, and as local counsel in patent litigation. In addition to his courtroom experience, he has successfully negotiated substantial seven figure settlements on behalf of clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. For examples of a few cases in which he has served as lead counsel, see the Representative Cases page.

Trey began his career as a trial lawyer with the firm of Ramey & Flock in Tyler, Texas. He later became a partner in the firm of Conner, Gillen, Yarbrough and Anderson, eventually establishing his own firm in October 2000. In 2008, he merged practices with another veteran trial lawyer, Trip Wilcox, to form Yarbrough Wilcox, PLLC. He maintains the coveted “AV” peer review rating with Martindale- Hubbell, is a member of the invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates, and has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1987.

In addition to his professional activities, Trey is actively involved in his community, having served as a trustee for The University of the South at Sewanee, the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and as president of the Board of All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler. He is an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler, where he has served as Senior Warden and a teacher in adult education. He has also served on the Board of PATH, a non-profit organization in Tyler dedicated to addressing poverty and homelessness in the greater East Texas area. Trey and his wife, Paula, a native of Tyler, have two adult children, Ty and Hallie.

Selected Reported Opinions:
• B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 736 F.Supp.2d 1212 (E.D. Ark. 2010)
• B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 252 F.3d 1012 (8th Cir. 2001)
• Beck v. Lone Star Broadcasting Co., 970 S.W.2d 610 (Tex. App. – Tyler 1998, pet. den.)

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