Joshua G. Borderud is the Director of the Veterans Clinic, the Estate Planning Clinic, and the Trial Advocacy Clinic at Baylor Law.
Borderud received his bachelor’s degree in history from Baylor University, where he was named the Outstanding Senior History Major. He then received his master’s degree in history from Baylor and was named the university’s Outstanding Graduate Student by the Graduate School. He earned his law degree from Baylor Law, where he served on the Baylor Law Review.
Following graduation, Borderud worked as an assistant district attorney in Milam County, Texas, prosecuting criminal cases and serving as legal adviser to the county judge. He then joined the Waco law firm of Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson, P.C. and represented clients in civil litigation. While in private practice, he was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County.
Borderud is active in the community and in the profession. He serves on the Waco City Council as the elected council member for District III. By appointment of the McLennan County Commissioners Court, he serves on the board of trustees of the Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center, the local mental health authority for a six-county region. Borderud is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee, a Master of the Bench in the Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court, and serves on the board of directors of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association.
In 2020, he was recognized nationally by the American Inns of Court with the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service for excellence in public interest and pro bono activities.
He is married to Jennifer Borderud, the director of the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University. They reside in Waco with their two children and they are active members of Calvary Baptist Church.