Mollie McGraw is an experienced trial attorney who represents Plaintiffs in civil litigation, including personal injury, civil rights, victims of crime and inadequate security cases, insurance bad faith and pharmacuetical negligence. McGraw practices in state and federal courts in New Mexico on behalf of civil plaintiffs. She has litigated more than 30 civil and criminal jury trials.
McGraw enjoys working closely with her clients and developing client relationships based on trust and advocacy. She takes great satisfaction in investigating and uncovering crucial evidence that supports her clients' claims. Colleagues, judges and jurors often comment on her passion, tenacity and quality of work.
In 2017, McGraw and her law partner, Margaret Strickland, obtained a $1.6 million verdict in Beck v. Baker et al for their clients from a Las Cruces federal jury in a civil rights lawsuit against two Las Cruces Police Department officers for excessive force, battery and unlawful arrest. In 2015, McGraw became one of the few attorneys in New Mexico to achieve an 8-figure verdict ($12 million) for her clients in a wrongful death, inadequate security case in Murphy et al v. Eagle's Nest Condominium Association et al. In 2009, McGraw argued before the New Mexico Supreme Court to protect the rights of her client and others. In 2007, McGraw was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the New Mexico State Public Defender Department.
She is a managing partner in McGraw & Strickland LLC, a law firm she and Strickland formed in 2011. She is an active board member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and a contributing member to the American Association for Justice. She also serves on the Trial Guides Editorial Advisory Board. She graduated from Baylor Law School and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University. McGraw is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Texas.