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About Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody

Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody is an Austin, Texas-based law firm with more than 60 attorneys focused on delivering results that make a positive difference for clients and the community.

Founded in 1946, Graves Dougherty was established on the principles of hiring great people, practicing first-class law and focusing on accomplishing clients’ goals. Today it is the firm's tradition to serve its clients with excellence and enthusiasm that sets it apart as a leader in the field.

At any given time, the firm represents hundreds of clients, from local individuals to multi-million dollar international corporations. Many of these clients have been with the firm for decades and continue to watch their businesses thrive aided by Graves Dougherty's commitment to success.

The firm's attorneys have a strong sense of commitment and a hunger for excellence. They come from the nation's top law schools and are recognized as authorities in their areas of specialty.

The vast knowledge that accompanies this unparalleled expertise and depth of experience has allowed the firm to branch out into a variety of areas of specialty.

Over the years, Graves Dougherty's attorneys have included a former Assistant U.S. Attorney General, a former Special Assistant Texas Attorney General, a former general counsel to the Texas Governor and a former member of the U.S. Solicitor General's Office. Additionally, five Graves Dougherty lawyers have served as federal judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals. One was elected president of the State Bar of Texas. Several are former law review editors, have been chancellors, and a number have served as adjunct and visiting professors at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and St. Mary's Law School in San Antonio.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1946 Number of Partners 49
Number of offices 1 Partner:associate ratio 4.90
Biggest office Austin Percentage of women attorneys 20.60
Number of attorneys 67 Percentage of minority attorneys 4.50
Number of associates 10 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 9.00
Area of practice

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Administrative & Regulatory
  • Appellate Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Remedies
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Employment Law
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trusts
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Internet & Information Security
  • Media
  • First Amendment & Public Access
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil & Gas
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Exempt
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Tax Planning & Controversy
  • Technology
Awards and recognitions

Graves Dougherty attorneys have been selected annually by The Best Lawyers in America


Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody is committed to maintaining a workforce that reflects the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of our community. We believe diversity fosters a positive and creative environment that attracts talented individuals, encourages lawyers and staff to maximize their potential and enhances the firm's ability to respond quickly with innovative solutions to the rapidly changing needs of our clients. We are proud to have assembled a team of lawyers and staff with diverse and accomplished backgrounds.

Summer associate program

First year law students are paid $2,000 per week. Second and third year law students are paid $0 per week.

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Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody LOCATIONS


Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody Headquarters

401 Congress Avenue ,
Suite 2200
Austin, TX

512-480-5600 phone
512-478-1976 fax
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