Mollie McGraw

Mollie McGraw

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Las Cruces, NM

McGraw & Strickland LLC
 | 165 West Lucero Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-323-0154
Fax: 575-680-1200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mollie McGraw is a partner at McGraw & Strickland, LLC, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Ms. McGraw focuses her practice on personal injury law and serves individuals and families throughout Las Cruces who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to wrongdoing. She has experience with matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, inadequate security, victims of crime, civil rights, car accidents, insurance disputes, pharmacy negligence and premises liability.

Ms. McGraw has been licensed to practice law since 2006, and is licensed in New Mexico and Texas. Over the course of her career, she has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for her clients and is one of only a select few New Mexico attorneys to receive an eight-figure verdict.  In 2015, she obtained a $12 million verdict for her clients in a wrongful death, inadequate security case.  In 2017, Ms. McGraw obtained a $1.6 million verdict in federal court for her clients in a police brutality case.

Recognized for her accomplishments, Ms. McGraw was nominated as a “Top 40 under 40” lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She holds leadership roles in her community, including serving on the board of directors of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and as a committee member for Emerge New Mexico. Outside of her practice, Ms. McGraw is very active in the legal community. She belongs to several organizations including the State Bar of New Mexico, the State Bar of Texas, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the American Constitution Society (ACS), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). She is also a supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Action Program for Animals and NM Communidades en Accion y de Fe (NM Cafe).

Ms. McGraw holds bachelor’s degrees in American history and journalism from Northwestern University. She earned her law degree from Baylor Law.

About Mollie McGraw

Admitted: 2006, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://lawfirmnm.com/meet-the-attorneys/mollie-mcgraw-esq/

Honors/Awards:

  • Southwest Super Lawyers - 2019
  • No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the Southwest are named to the Rising Stars list., Super Lawyers' "Rising Star" Award, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013
  • This is an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in the Southwest receive this distinction., Super Lawyer, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2019
  • No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the Southwest are named to the Rising Stars list., Super Lawyers' "Rising Star" Award, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2016
  • No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the Southwest are named to the Rising Stars list., Super Lawyers' "Rising Star" Award, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2015
  • No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the Southwest are named to the Rising Stars list., Super Lawyers' "Rising Star" Award, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Peer Review Nomination, Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019
  • Peer Nomination, Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year - Las Cruces, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2019
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, New Mexico State Public Defender Department, 2007
  • No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the Southwest are named to the Rising Stars list., Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Award, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Peer Review Nomination, Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers:, 2012
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, June 2015-present
  • State Bar of Texas, 2006-present
  • Texas
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Trial Guides Editorial Advisory Board, May 2015-present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2006-present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Southern New Mexico Young Philanthropists, founding member and steering committee member, 2010
  • New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
  • Las Cruces Downtown Partnership, Board of Directors, 2012-2015
  • American Constitutional Society
  • American Civil Liberties Union

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1.6 Million Verdict in federal civil rights trial, Beck v. Baker, et al., 14-cv-00067-KG-WPL, 2017
  • $12 Million Verdict in wrongful death inadequate security case, Dennis Murphy et al v. The Eagle's Nest Condominium Association and Roger Cox & Assoc. Property Management, D-101-CV-2012-00980, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Northwestern University, B.S., Major: Journalism and American History, 2001

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice Member
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Board Member
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Board Of Directors
Office Location for Mollie McGraw

165 West Lucero Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88005

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Last Updated: 2/5/2019

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