2018 Top 40 Young Lawyers Honoree

Graham Ryan

Jones Walker LLP

New Orleans, LA
Graham Ryan


Graham Ryan is a business litigation attorney who resolves complex business disputes for regional and national clients through civil litigation in federal and state courts, and through alternative dispute resolution. Graham practices at Jones Walker LLP based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Outside the courtroom, Graham serves on the board of professional and community organizations locally, statewide, and nationally. Graham also leads several access-to-justice initiatives. He served a three-year term leading the Disaster Legal Services program in Louisiana, which provides pro-bono legal assistance to low-income Louisianans following Presidentially-declared disasters.

Graham led Louisiana’s first “justice hackathon” which developed smartphone apps that provide legal help to low-income families. Graham was Chairman of a nonprofit volunteer center formed after Hurricane Katrina that engaged 60,000+ volunteers to rebuild south Louisiana. He is a volunteer attorney for homeless veterans. Graham holds a degree in finance from Louisiana State University (summa cum laude), a J.D. and Diploma in Comparative Law from the LSU Law Center (Law Review), and studied constitutional law at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in France.