HOUSTON – On September 8, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas held an investiture ceremony for Bracewell LLP alumna and current United States Magistrate Judge Yvonne Y. Ho. Chief Judge Lee H. Rosenthal presided over the ceremony. The oath of Office was administered by Judge James C. Ho of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Judge Ho took the bench in March 2022. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Ho was a litigation partner at Bracewell, where her practice focused on appeals in Texas and federal appellate courts.
Known for volunteering her time to local bar activities and to her law school, Judge Ho received the Houston Bar Association’s prestigious President’s Award for Outstanding Service and the University of Houston Law Alumni Association’s Rising Star, Diversity and Inclusion, and Law Gala and Auction Awards. She also volunteered time by serving on the board of directors of the Houston Bar Association and Houston Volunteer Lawyers, and is a past president of the Houston Law Review Alumni Association. Judge Ho continues to serve on the University of Houston Law Alumni Association’s board of directors.
She earned her J.D. in 2006 from the University of Houston Law Center, where she graduated summa cum laude and was valedictorian of her class. Following law school, Judge Ho served as a law clerk for Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and for Judge Thomas M. Reavley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.