Ian Graham is a founding partner in Ahrony & Graham's post-conviction practice. He has a broad range of post-conviction experience, including successfully overturning a murder conviction and a double life sentence. His work on behalf of Mario Rocha, a young man wrongfully convicted of murder, was featured in the award-winning documentary film "Mario's Story" and the book Unbillable Hours.
Prior to joining Ahrony & Graham, Ian worked as an attorney in the litigation department of Latham & Watkins, LLP and Quinn Emanuel. Ian has taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School's Juvenile Justice Clinic and lectured widely on habeas corpus and post-conviction relief issues. He is on the board of directors of InsideOut Writers, a non-profit that works with incarcerated and at-risk youth in Los Angeles.
Ian graduated from Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law.
Speaking EngagementsStanford University Law School.
American Constitution Society guest lecture. October, 2011UC Berkely School of Law.
Overturning the Conviction. October, 2011Rice University.
Pre-law Society Keynote speaker. February, 2011Vinson & Elkins, LLP.
Best Practices of Pro Bono. Houston, Texas. November, 2010.University of Texas School of Law.
The Difference Lawyers Can Make. October, 2010University of Southern California.
Guest Lecture, Race, Class & Politics. 2010-2012Williams & Connolly, LLP. Young Lawyers Can Make a Difference. Washington, D.C. 2010, 2011.
National Juvenile Defenders' Conference.
Panelist on defending major juvenile crime cases. October, 2007.
Media Appearances:Jim Campbell,
Portland Community RadioQuoted in Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Oprah Magazine.
Unbillable Hours, A True Story,
Kaplan/Simon & Schuster (May 2010)
Watch the video - click hereCalifornia Lawyer, May 2010.