About Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Austin firm Graves Dougherty is one of the preeminent firms in Texas and weaves deftly between banking, finance, trial and appellate litigation, labor and employment, real estate, corporate and securities, regulatory, tax and estate planning.
A Judge and His Son-in-Law and a Bunch of Generals
The story of Graves Dougherty begins with what was presumably a happy marriage, that between Judge Ireland Graves’s daughter and J. Chrys Dougherty. Graves and his son-in-law teamed up to form their namesake firm in 1946.
The firm has attracted the cream of the crop of Texas law and politics. Along the way, it has picked up an Assistant U.S. Attorney General, a Special Assistant Texas Attorney General, a general counsel to the Governor of Texas, a U.S. Solicitor General Office member, five U.S. Court of Appeals federal judges and a president of the Texas State Bar.
No client is too big or too small for Graves Dougherty, which transitions between individuals and multi-million dollar companies with ease. The firm draws upon its loyal client base, which it has built up over decades.
And They Sing, Too
Graves Dougherty spreads holiday cheer in a more musical manner than most of its ilk. Every holiday season, the firm forms a choral troupe known as the Graves Dougherty Singers, which visits pre-schools, homeless shelters and retirement homes to perform seasonal tunes. But that’s not where the firm’s visiting stops; each day at lunchtime, a group from the firm delivers Meals on Wheels to hungry people throughout Austin.
401 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 480-5600
Executive Director: James Cornell
Hiring Partner: David Lein
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
1 - 50
1st year: $135,000
Summer associate: $2,500/week
Director of Human Resources
No. of U.S. Offices: 1
No. of International Offices: 0
Administrative & Regulatory Litigation
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Remedies
Corporate & Securities
Environment & Natural Resources: Oil, Gas, Land & Water
Estate Planning, Tax & Probate
Federal Tax Planning & Controversy
Internet & Information Security
Media, First Amendment & Public Access
Mergers & Acquisitions
Spanish Fluency / Latin American Capacity
Tax Exempt/Non-Profit Organizations