Andrew D. Graham, J.D. 

Executive Director for Policy and Education & Senior Fellow at First Liberty Institute

Andrew D. Graham serves as the Executive Director for Policy and Education & Senior Fellow at First Liberty Institute, where he leads the organization’s academic activities. He is a regular speaker and teacher at conferences, universities, academic gatherings, and think tanks on law and religion.

Before assuming his current role, Andrew was a partner with Jackson Walker LLP, a more than 130-year-old law firm with more than 400 lawyers across seven Texas-based offices. In private practice, he achieved an extensive record of success in high-stakes litigation in both trial and appellate courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before multiple federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He has been named a “Super Lawyers–Rising Star” numerous times.

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree in history summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Hyer Society. He then earned graduate degrees in history from Oxford University and the University of Chicago before returning home to Texas to earn his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

He is a member of The Philadelphia Society and The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, where he serves as a chapter officer. He is also a National Review Institute Dallas Regional Fellow, and he proudly chairs The University of Texas School of Law’s Dallas Alumni Steering Committee.

Andrew is a first-generation American (of Australian parents) and holds dual American-Australian citizenship.