Andrew D. Graham serves as senior counsel of academic and professional affairs at Alliance Defending Freedom. In his role, he assists with developing the faculty and curricula for ADF’s training and alliance-building programs and works to create professional opportunities for Blackstone Fellows. He is also a regular presenter at universities, academic gatherings, and think tanks on law, politics, and religion.
Previously, Graham was a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, a more than 130-year-old law firm with more than 400 lawyers across Texas, where he achieved an extensive record of success in high-stakes litigation in both trial and appellate courts and was named a “Super Lawyers—Rising Star” multiple times.
Graham is an elected member of The Philadelphia Society and The Mont Pelerin Society, and a member of The Federalist Society and the Society for Classical Learning. Additionally, he serves as a senior fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute, a senior advisor to The Aspen Institute’s Justice and Society Seminar, a member of the board of governors of the John Jay Institute, and a member of the Advisory Council for the American Public Philosophy Institute.
Graham earned his bachelor’s degree at Southern Methodist University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Hyer Society. He then earned master’s degrees at Oxford University, where he was a member of Oriel College, and The University of Chicago before returning home to Texas to earn his law degree at The University of Texas School of Law.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Graham is the first person in his family to attend college and is a first-generation American who holds dual American–Australian citizenship. He and his wife, Molly (a classical Christian school educator), have three children and live in Dallas, Texas.