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About me

I grew up in San Angelo, Texas in a family of six. From an early age, in this close-knit West Texas town, I learned the value of hard work, determination and fighting for what is right.  As a young man, my interest in the law continued to grow and I set out to find a way to use this passion to help others.

At the University of Mississippi, after receiving my undergraduate degree in Business Administration and graduating summa cum laude, I went on to pursue a law degree. My commitment to my studies paid off once again as I graduated from law school, summa cum laude, at the top of my class.

Upon graduating, I began my legal career in the Austin litigation section of Vinson & Elkins. There, I represented a diverse client base ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to private citizens. While at the firm, my practice included personal injury, securities issues, contract disputes, and everything in between. While at Vinson & Elkins, I had the privilege of practicing law among some of the top litigators in the United States.

In 2008, I decided to co-founded Sutliff & Stout PLLC to protect the rights of individuals facing the daunting task of litigating against big insurance companies and corporations. Throughout my career, I have remained committed to upholding the values instilled in me from an early age – hard work, determination and fighting for what is right.

Sutliff & Stout | Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

550 Post Oak Boulevard

Suite 530

Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 987-7111


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
  4. Car Accidents: 20%
  5. Commercial: 10%



Hourly ($275-350/hour), contingent (40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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    Graham is among the best litigators that I have ever worked with. He is thorough, intelligent and gets great results for clients. I would highly recommend Graham in any type of dispute as he has experience representing large corporations and individuals in many situations.


    Anthony Zana
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC

550 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX, 77027

Sutliff & Stout, PLLC

101 W 6th St
Austin, TX, 78701



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200410/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarTexas Lawyer Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2013
Rising StarTexas Lawyer Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySutliff & Stout, PLLC2008 - Present
AttorneyVinson & Elkins2004 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pagayon v. Exxon Mobil CorporationPlaintiff Verdict for $1,937,889.00
Arafat v. Burks$38,124.88 Verdict for Plaintiff on damages of $624.
Railroad Wrongful Death$2,500,000 Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas LawyerExpedited-Actions Rules2013
Vinson & ElkinsUpdates To Electronic Discovery Rules2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of MississippiBusiness AdministrationBusiness2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vinson & Elkins CLEUpdates To Electronic Discovery2008