Autumn Hamit Patterson focuses on appellate advocacy and motions practice. She has drafted merits briefs and amicus briefs filed in federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits and the Supreme Court of Texas.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Autumn worked on numerous state and federal appellate matters involving issues of constitutional and statutory interpretation while serving as the solicitor general fellow in the Office of the Texas Attorney General. During this time she successfully briefed and argued an inverse condemnation case in one of Texas's appellate courts. Autumn also served as a judicial clerk on the Supreme Court of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Duke University (J.D. magna cum laude 2014); Furman University (B.A. in History and Political Science summa cum laude 2011; Phi Beta Kappa; Gilpatrick History Award; Henry P. Jones Political Science Award)
- Texas; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas and Western District of Michigan
- Solicitor General Fellow/Assistant Attorney General, Texas Office of the Attorney General (2014-2015)
- Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch"— appellate (2021 and 2022)
- Law Clerk to: the Honorable Andrew Oldham, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2018-2019) and the Honorable Eva Guzman, Supreme Court of Texas (2015-2016) and judicial intern to: the Honorable Catharina Haynes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Reed O'Connor, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Summer 2013)