EDUCATION

University of Texas School of Law
J.D., with honors, 2023

University of Oklahoma
B.A., summa cum laude, 2020

ADMISSIONS

Texas

Gus Talkington is a competitive advocate who represents his clients with drive and dedication.

A litigator based in Northern California, Gus’ practice centers on commercial, product defect, and personal injury litigation. Prior to starting as an associate, Gus worked as a summer associate at McDowell Hetherington and spent a summer clerking for a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas.

Gus received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law where he graduated with honors in 2023. In law school, Gus was the deputy chair of the Board of Advocates where he planned advocacy events for aspiring litigators. Gus also actively participated in the school’s nationally recognized mock trial program. Upon graduation, Gus was awarded the Niemann Cup, the award for the top advocate in the graduating class and was inducted into the Order of Barristers. Also while in law school, Gus was an advanced student practitioner in the Criminal Defense Clinic and served as a notes editor for the Review of Litigation, receiving an outstanding staff editor award. Recently, Gus has coached multiple competitions for UC Berkeley School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Team.

In his free time, Gus is an avid fencer and passionately roots for the Oklahoma Sooners. He also loves going to dine-in movie theaters with his wife and is a proud gold movie pass member at Alamo Drafthouse.

EDUCATION

University of Texas School of Law
J.D., with honors, 2023

University of Oklahoma
B.A., summa cum laude, 2020

ADMISSIONS

Texas

  • Assisted in successful representation of a client in a two-day jury trial on an FLSA matter.
  • Assisted in drafting opposition to a Motion for Summary Adjudication in an insurance dispute.
  • Participated in drafting a motion to dismiss which resulted in a nonsuit, dismissing claims against a client in a breach of contract dispute.
  • Niemann Cup and Stanley P. Wilson Honorarium
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Dean’s Achievement Award for the top grade in Negotiation
  • Outstanding Editor Award—The Review of Litigation
  • National Champion and Best Advocate at the Georgetown White Collar Crime Mock Trial Competition
  • Trial Team Coach – University of California, Berkeley School of Law