Josh Borderud

Director of the Veterans Clinic
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Director of the Veterans Clinic

Serving those who served in the armed forces through the Veterans Clinic is an honor for Josh Borderud, who grew up in a military family. His father is a retired Army chaplain and Gulf War veteran, his mother served overseas as a Navy nurse, and both of his grandfathers served in World War II.

Josh received his bachelor’s degree in history from Baylor University in 2001, where he was named the Outstanding Senior History Major. He then received his master’s degree in history from Baylor University in 2003, and was named the Outstanding Graduate Student by the Graduate School. He earned his law degree from Baylor Law School in 2009, where he served on the Baylor Law Review and co-founded the Baylor Public Interest Legal Society.

Following graduation, Josh 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.

Josh is a member of the State Bar of Texas Local Bar Services Committee, a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court, and a past president of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. He serves on the board of trustees of the Heart of Texas Region MHMR as an appointed representative of McLennan County. For the City of Waco, he serves on the Plan Commission and is a past chair of both the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Animal Welfare Advisory Board. In 2015, he was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of McLennan County.

Josh 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.