- J.D., Charleston School of Law, 2011
- B.S., College of Charleston, 2007
Graham is part of the litigation and trial team representing individual smokers and families of deceased smokers against tobacco manufacturers in the Engle-progeny litigation pending in Florida. In addition, he represents workers and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as a result of occupational, environmental or household exposure to asbestos, as well as workers who suffer from “popcorn lung” and other ailments caused by toxic flavoring chemicals. Graham has also assisted the team consulting with South African human rights lawyer Richard Spoor in his efforts to seek justice for exploited gold mine workers suffering from silicosis.
Graham has also worked on behalf of victims of sexual assault and battery at private boarding schools and against individual offenders. In addition to working on a wide variety of catastrophic personal injury cases, Graham has contributed to cases filed on behalf of clients injured by Takata airbags.
Graham previously supported the firm’s work in Linde v. Arab Bank, historic litigation filed by victims of terrorist bombings in Israel against Arab Bank for its alleged role in financing Hamas and other Israeli terrorist organizations. The case marked the first time that a financial institution was brought to trial under the Anti-Terrorism Act. He assisted with the parallel suit for non-U.S. citizens, Jesner v. Arab Bank, which was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court under the Alien Tort Statute regarding violations of customary international law by foreign corporations.
Graham joined Motley Rice as an associate after first serving as a summer law clerk for the firm, during which time he supported litigation on behalf of people and businesses seeking to hold BP and other corporate defendants accountable for the BP oil spill.
While in law school, Graham held an internship with the Beverly Hills Sports Council, a California-based Major League Baseball player agency, where he handled research and writing projects, as well as salary arbitration preparation. Graham also brings valuable business experience to Motley Rice, having previously worked for a large real estate and development company assisting with the development and management of hotels and restaurants across the country.
A former collegiate athlete at the College of Charleston, Graham played baseball and proudly represented his school as a member of the All-Southern Conference Team in 2007.