Andrew D. Graham serves as senior counsel for academic and professional affairs at Alliance Defending Freedom.
In his role, he designs ADF’s academic initiatives and professional-development programs, including the Blackstone Legal Fellowship; engages with thought leaders around the world; and speaks at academic gatherings, universities, and think tanks on law, politics, and culture.
Additionally, Graham is a senior fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington, DC; an elected member and trustee of The Philadelphia Society; an elected member of The Mont Pelerin Society; a member of The Federalist Society, where he serves on the executive committee for the Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group; a member of the board of governors of the John Jay Institute; and a member of the advisory council for the Dallas Forum on Law, Politics, and Culture.
He also serves, by appointment of the Supreme Court of Texas, on the Board of Disciplinary Appeals (BODA), a statewide independent adjudicatory body of 12 lawyers concerned with legal ethics, disciplinary enforcement, and lawyer professionalism.
Previously, Graham was a partner at Jackson Walker LLP, a 135-year-old Texas law firm with more than 400 lawyers, 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.
He earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude at Southern Methodist University (SMU), 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.
Graham is the first person in his family to go to 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.