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  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Internet: 30%
  3. Constitutional: 20%
  4. Intellectual Property: 15%

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Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, A Professional Corporation

401 Congress Avenue, Suite 2200
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers in America2009
Civil Appellate LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2009
First Amendment LawBest Lawyers in America2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkUSCA 7th Circuit, Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Austin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Fifth Circuit Bar Association.MemberN/A
Attorney General of Texas HIPPA Preemption Analysis Task ForceMember2003 - 2004
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Cyberspace Law Committee, Interactive Services SubcommitteeCo-Chair1996 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (State Bar of Texas)Internet Libel - The Anonymous Writer and the Online Publisher2010
Austin LawyerLawyers On-Line: What are the Obligations and Risks?1997
Communications Lawyer (ABA)The Supreme Court and Cyberspace: Pending Challenges to the Communications Decency Act1996
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law JournalSymposium: First Amendment and the Media: Regulating Interactive Communications on the Information Superhighway1995
Texas Intellectual Property Law JournaPublishing on the Internet: Protections and Pitfalls1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Southwestern UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Alternative Newsmedia Annual ConferenceThird-Party Online Content2016
American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section Spring MeetingState Bar Exposure to Antitrust Liability2016
American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section Spring SymposiaMarket Disruption by Sharing Economy Business Models2016
Harris County Judicial ConferenceConstitutional Limits to State Law Take-Down Remedies for Online Speech2015
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionIt's Five O'Clock Somewhere: The New World of Booze2014
National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Annual ConferenceSpeecheasy: Can Tied House Rules Restricting Alcohol Advertising Survive in the Age of Social Media?2013
Wine, Beer & Spirits Law ConferenceLitigating Against ABC's: Challenging Laws Regulating Alcoholic Beverages2012
University of Texas Technology Law ConferenceSubpoenas: A Practical Guide for Responding to Third Party Demands for Information2011
Winery and Wine Distribution Law ConferenceFirst Amendment Limits on Alcohol Advertisement Regulations2010
University of Texas Technology Law ConferenceCybertorts: Civil Liability for Computer Misuse2010
University of Texas Technology Law ConferenceDMCA Practice Guide2008
Austin Bar Association, Bench Bar ConferenceThe Journalist Privilege and Shield Laws2008
State Bar of Texas Bill of Rights CourseThe First Amendment's Speech and Press Clauses: Selected Issues2007
Business Disputes and Litigation in the Digital AgeCyber Torts2005
University of Texas Computer and Technology Law InstituteUnauthorized Practice of Law by Computer2004
Univeristy of Houston Computer & Information Law ConferenceMalpractice Risk From Lack of Technical Knowledge2002
University of Texas Computer Law ConferenceLiability Risks for Law Firms2001
University of Texas Computer Law ConferenceMalpractice by Lack of Technical Expertise2000
University of Texas Computer Law ConferenceWebsite Due Diligence1998
University of Texas Computer Law ConferenceCommunicating with Clients On-Line: Confidentiality, Privilege and Authentication1997