Troy University alumnus and Russell County District Judge Jamie Graham will deliver the keynote address to TROY graduates during the University’s Phenix City commencement ceremony on June 2.
The ceremony, which will begin at 7 p.m. EST, will take place at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center. About 75 graduates are expected to participate in the ceremony.
Graham has spent most of his life in Phenix City, where his family has practiced law for nearly 70 years. His grandfather, William Benton, was a member of the Blue-Ribbon Grand Jury that issued indictments during the “Sin City” era of Phenix City.
Graham is a graduate of Central High School in Phenix City, where he met his wife, Paula. He went on to Chattahoochee Valley Community College and later Troy University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He graduated from Jones School of Law in 1997, passed the bar exam in 1998 and joined his father’s law firm, The Graham Legal Firm.
In 2004, Graham joined the Russell County District Attorney’s Office where he was placed in charge of Child Support Court, Traffic Court, Domestic Violence Court and felony cases.
After an unsuccessful run for District Attorney in 2015, Graham returned to private practice. He was elected as District Court Judge in 2022.
Graham served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club when it was active in Phenix City. He volunteered as a youth football, wrestling, and baseball coach for over a decade and is an active member of the Phenix City Rotary Club.
Graham and his wife have two children – JJ and Madison.