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At Graves Dougherty, we recognize that our greatest achievements result from our clients’ willingness to entrust important matters to us. We take this commitment seriously, striving to serve our clients in the forum and practice area that best fits their needs.

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody is an Austin, Texas-based law firm with more than 50 attorneys focused on delivering results that make a positive difference for clients and the community.

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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.

The law firm Alliance

The Law Firm Alliance

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody is a proud member of the Law Firm Alliance (“LFA”), a leading global network of full-service law firms. Established in 2000, the LFA’s goal is to provide clients of member firms with access to high quality, cost effective legal services in jurisdictions worldwide. There is a judicious member selection policy in place and, since its establishment, membership has grown to 50+ law firms with close to 3,000 lawyers practicing throughout North America and internationally.

What Does This Mean For Our Clients?

Graves Dougherty’s LFA affiliation allows us to offer our clients an integrated global service, connecting them with the expertise of colleagues in full-service law firms throughout numerous jurisdictions. Our clients receive the responsiveness and efficiency important to them, while allowing for meaningful personal relationships typically associated with smaller firms, supported by access to the combined knowledge and resources of a larger, multinational firm – without the associated fees.

Our Commitment To Quality

Law Firm Alliance membership is highly selective and is offered on an invitation-only basis, promising that the caliber of firms selected is exceptionally high. Criteria includes peer and client recommendations, service offerings, as well as ethical standards held within the firms. Prerequisites of membership include firms that offer full-service capabilities, the maintenance of substantial corporate and litigation practices, and an outward display of a commitment to client service. In this way, clients of member firms are assured that they have chosen a firm which is amongst the top rated in its geographical area, and that they can expect this level of service in those jurisdictions where they may need to do business.

For more information, visit  www.lawfirmalliance.org. The Law Firm Alliance is a voluntary association of independent law firms each of whom is solely responsible for its services.

Firm Diversity

Firm Diversity

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.

Graves Dougherty is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to recruiting and promoting the most qualified candidates and employees without regard to age, race, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

Graves Dougherty’s Diversity Committee, comprised of minority and non-minority lawyers, assists the Recruiting Committee and Human Resources Manager in identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for attorney positions. The Diversity Committee also helps the firm with policies and programs to foster the firm’s diversity initiatives.

Recognizing that recruitment is only one part of the effort to maintain a diverse workforce, Graves Dougherty also undertakes focused efforts to ensure that all Graves Dougherty lawyers are provided full access to enriching personal and professional opportunities. We ensure that our younger lawyers receive appropriate work assignments, one-on-one mentoring and client contact opportunities that ultimately will allow them to rise to positions of substantial responsibility with clients, within the firm and within the community. We encourage all of our lawyers to become and remain active in firm management activities. Minority and/or women lawyers at Graves Dougherty currently serve on the firm’s Board of Directors and the Compensation, Practice Management, Technology, Pro Bono, Recruiting and Diversity Committees of the firm.

For more information on diversity at Graves Dougherty, please contact Matt Baumgartner at (512) 480-5603.

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