Insurance Defense & Commercial Litigation Attorneys in Texas

Graham Baker

Contact: gbaker@lawespey.com

Graham Baker has more than fifteen years’ experience in civil tort litigation. Graham grew up in the piney woods and bayous of Louisiana. He received his bachelor’s degree in English from Texas State University and his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Graham has won jury verdicts for persons and companies across Texas. Practicing primarily in areas of tort defense and commercial litigation, his experience includes the representation of an electric utility in complex litigation arising from the most destructive wildfire in Texas’ history; a restaurant accused of serving toxic shellfish; a railroad contractor following a derailment; multi-unit construction defects; the shooting death of a residential tenant by armed security; and commercial drivers and their companies accused of negligence. He has also represented candidates who challenged election results, and taxpayers who sued to stop public finance schemes. He has briefed or argued appeals before half of the state’s appellate courts, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Graham has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating — AV-Preeminent — based upon selection by his peers. As an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law, he taught legal research and writing for seven years. Graham began his career in the law as a briefing attorney to the Hon. Sandee Bryan Marion of Texas’ Fourth Court of Appeals.

Before coming to the law, Graham was a newspaper reporter, photographer, volunteer firefighter, and advocate for the mentally ill. In his free time, Graham and his bride enjoy travelling the country and visiting their two sons.

Graham is admitted to practice in Texas; the federal Western and Southern districts of Texas; and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Preparatory Education: Southwest Texas State University (B.A 1994)
Legal Education: St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D. 2007)

Admitted to State Bar of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.

 

State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Texas Association of Defense Counsel