Cori A. Harbour
A. Harbour was raised in Liberty, Texas, where she graduated
magna cum laude from Liberty High School. She received a
B.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin
(1993) and her J.D. cum laude from Texas Southern University
(1997). Harbour began her legal career at the Eighth Court
of Appeals in El Paso. She served as law clerk (1997-1999),
staff attorney (1999-2001), and senior staff attorney
(2001-2004). Harbour opened her own firm in 2004 with a
focus on civil and criminal appeals, state and federal
criminal defense, and limited civil litigation. She is
licensed in Texas and New Mexico.
Harbour currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (“TYLA”) and has served as President (2009-2010), President-elect (2008-2009), Vice President (2007-2008), and Director (2003-2009) of TYLA. She has served as President of the El Paso Bar Association (2008-09), the El Paso Young Lawyers Association (2001-02), and the El Paso Women's Bar Association (2000-01).
She is a founding fellow of the El Paso Bar Foundation and serves on the Foundation's Board of Directors. Harbour is also a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She teaches an undergraduate course at The University of Texas at El Paso entitled, “Courts in Action.” She is also a certified mediator.
Harbour was named El Paso's Outstanding Young Lawyer (2000-2001) by the El Paso Young Lawyers Association and was recognized as El Paso's Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney (2009-2010) by the El Paso Bar Association. She received the TYLA President's Award of Merit in 2004-2005. In 2009, she was recognized by her alma mater for exemplary service and dedication to the legal profession and to Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Harbour was selected for inclusion as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in 2008, 2009 and 2010.