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Leah Graham

Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
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Leah Graham
Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP

Passion. Leah Graham has it in spades. That passion not only translates into an unwavering - some would say fiery - dedication to all of her cases and clients, but also an unparalleled attention to detail that enables her to quickly understand the issues involved as well as the practical implications litigation has on her clients. Her strong work ethic and meticulous preparation allow her to excel in a wide variety of commercial arbitration and business litigation cases.

Whether at trial or crafting a satisfactory settlement that allows her clients to get back to business and on with their lives, Ms. Graham is a zealous and thoughtful advocate who isn't afraid of a challenge. When the going gets tough, Ms. Graham doesn't quit or hide, she perseveres. A perfectionist by nature, Ms. Graham refuses to accept what others may consider to be "good enough" if she believes a better result is possible. As her own harshest critic, Ms. Graham is constantly evaluating her practice to identify ways to improve her client-counseling, negotiation, and advocacy skills. In a particularly telling breach-of- contract case, litigated for more than two years, Ms. Graham was instrumental in determining litigation strategy, managing substantial and complex discovery, evaluating and hiring experts, taking and defending more than two dozen depositions, and obtaining a successful result for her clients after a five-week trial.

Ms. Graham earned her doctor of jurisprudence degree from Baylor School of Law. During law school, Ms. Graham earned a reputation as an outstanding oral advocate with a natural courtroom presence. She won numerous oral advocacy awards, including being named a National Mock Trial champion, competing against some of the most prestigious advocacy programs in the country. Although not a Houston-native, Ms. Graham quickly fell in love with this city and its residents. She and her husband even named their puppy after the Houston Rockets' mascot, Clutch. At any given time you are likely to find Ms. Graham and her husband taking advantage of Houston's abundant green spaces, bike trails, outdoor patios, and Houston's impressively diverse culinary landscape.


University of Oklahoma, B.A. Political Science, Minor in Philosophy, May 2009
Baylor School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2013


Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars List (2019)

Professional Memberships:

Houston Young Lawyers' Association

Court Admissions:

Southern District of Texas
Named to Texas Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters' Texas Super Lawyers, 2018
2013 DeWitt and Linnie Bowmer Award Recipient for excelling in cross-examination skills in the Practice Court Program
2013 Fraley & Fraley Mock Trial Award Recipient for excellence in trial advocacy
2013 National Trial Competition (NTC), National Mock Trial Advocate
2012 National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Tournament of Champions, National Mock Trial Champion
2012 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Mock Trial Competition, Regional Mock Trial Finalist
2011 National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition, Top 10 National Oral Advocate & Brief Writer
2011 M.D. Anderson Interscholastic Moot Court Competition, Second Best Oral Advocate

Practice Areas:

Commercial Arbitration
Securities Litigation
Trade Secrets
Labor and Employment Litigation
Business Litigation
Construction Litigation
Oil & Gas Litigation
Appellate Practice

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