Leah Graham

Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
1401 McKinney
Suite 2250
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 652-9000
www.rustyhardin.com


Leah Graham is adept at handling a variety of high-stakes business disputes at trial and in arbitration. Her hallmark is meticulous preparation and attention to detail. She takes seriously the trust her clients place in her and recognizes the importance of understanding her clients’ business, industry, and history. In each instance, her focus is always on meeting her clients’ goals and expectations while working to resolve their problems efficiently so they can get back to their work and lives. The scope of Leah’s experience includes construction, sports, employment, oil & gas, real estate, environmental, product liability, intellectual property, partnership, trustee and fiduciary matters, and personal injury claims.

As one example, Leah navigated a challenging bet-the-company breach of contract, partnership, and construction dispute in which she was instrumental in developing the litigation strategy. She managed complex discovery, evaluated and retained expert witnesses, handled two dozen depositions, and sat second chair during the five-week trial. Ultimately, her team obtained more than 90 percent of the relief sought for her client.

In 2019, Leah was named to the list of Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. She also earned recognition for her business litigation work as one of Texas’ leading young lawyers, making the list of Rising Stars selected by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers in a peer-review process.

Before graduating from Baylor Law School, Leah earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. During law school, she built a reputation as an effective oral advocate, winning numerous mock trial and moot court awards. In 2012, she earned the distinction of National Mock Trial champion from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Tournament of Champions.

Although a native Texan from the Dallas area, Leah has become an enthusiastic advocate for the Bayou City. She and her husband Mark even named their dogs Clutch and Orbit after the Houston Rockets’ and Houston Astros’ mascots.

Education:

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

Awards:

Texas Rising Stars, 2018-2019

Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers, 2019

National Trial Competition (NTC), National Mock Trial Advocate, 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 Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Tournament of Champions, National Mock Trial Champion, 2012

Professional Memberships:

Houston Young Lawyers' Association

Court Admissions:

Texas
Southern District of Texas

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Claims