Graham grew up in Brookhaven, Mississippi, graduating from Brookhaven High School in 1997. After earning a degree in English and History from Mississippi College in 2001, Graham attended law school at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While in law school, Graham served as a Notes & Comments Editor for the Law Review and was on the Moot Court Board. He also published a case note in the Wake Forest Law Review, Kelly v. South Carolina: The Symbolic and Substantive Implications of the Supreme Court’s Latest Word on Parole Ineligibility in Capital Cases, 38 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1327 (2003). After earning his law degree from Wake Forest in 2004, Graham returned to Mississippi to begin his legal career.
Graham has extensive experience litigating in state and federal courts in Mississippi. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel for representation of clients on Death Row in federal court habeas corpus proceedings. He is the appointed Public Defender for the Municipal Courts in Clinton and Byram. Graham also has a diverse civil practice in state and federal courts. Graham is a longtime member and officer in the Mississippi Association for Justice, which he currently serves as President-Elect. He is also an active member of the Mississippi Bar and Capital Area Bar Association.
Graham and his wife, Mary Etta, have two children, and are active members of Northside Baptist Church.