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About Michael

Mr. Graham, is the Senior Lawyer of The Graham Law Firm, P. C. During his 30+ years of law practice Mr. Graham was with the law firm of Baker & Botts, LLP for 22 years, first as a partner in the Houston Business and Estate Planning group, and then as partner in charge of B&B's Business and Estate planning group in Dallas. In 1994, Mr. Graham founded the law firm of Graham & Smith, LLP which limited its practice to substantial matters involving business and estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, and fiduciary based litigation. On January 1, 2006, the Graham Law Firm, P. C. was formed to continue that specialty practice, still based in the Park Cities area of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Graham received his law degree, with honors, from Baylor School of Law (1972), and BBA from Baylor University (1971). He is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Graham's professional activities include: Fellow of, and past Regent of, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Past Supervisory Council Member of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Past President of the Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers; Past Chair of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas; and Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Lawyers. Mr. Graham also believes that each of us have a responsibility to give back to the local and national communities in which we work and live. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baylor University Medical Center, the Board of Managers of The Hamilton Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, and served on the the Board of Directors of ODC Therapy, Inc, a Dallas based biotech development company that was engaged in Stage 2 FDA trials treating patients with, and seeking a cure for, Stage IV metastatic melanoma. Past Treasurer / Vice President of Finance of the Dallas Symphony Association. Mr. Graham and his wife, June live in University Park (close to SMU University) and attend Park Cities Baptist Church, where they are active in teaching in the International Class and take a great interest in those who are either temporarily or permanently in the United States from Asia and South America.

work Experience

Senior Lawyer
The Graham Law Firm, PC
Jan. 1, 2006 - Current

Managing Partner
Graham & Smith, LLC
Jan. 1, 1994 - Jan. 1, 2006

Full Partner
Baker & Botts, LLC
Jan. 1, 1980 - Jan. 1, 1994

school Education

Baylor University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
- 1972

Baylor University
- 1971

bookmark Awards

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified, Probate and Trust Law

group Associations

Fellow and Past Regent
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
1984 - Current

International Academy of Estate Planning Lawyers
None -

Probate and Trust Law Section, Houton Bar Association
None -

Probate and Trust Law Section, Dallas Bar Association
None -

Supervisory Council Member, Chair Digital Signature Committee
Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association
None -

Texas Academy of Trust and Estate Lawyers
1995 - 1996

Past Chair
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
1994 - 1995

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