Autumn Hamit Patterson is a senior attorney at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Before joining the Foundation, Autumn was an associate in the Issues and Appeals practice group at Jones Day, where she focused on appellate advocacy and motions practice.  Autumn began her career as a Solicitor General Fellow in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas.  She also previously served as a law clerk for Justice Eva Guzman on the Supreme Court of Texas and Judge Andrew Oldham on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  In 2021 and 2022, Autumn was named one of “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch” for appellate practice.

Autumn is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas and the Western District of Michigan.

Autumn earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.  While in law school, she served as co-president of the Federalist Society and interned for Judge Catharina Haynes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Reed O’Connor on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.  Autumn graduated summa cum laude from Furman University, where she received a B.A. in History and Political Science.