Graham Bosworth

Graham Bosworth is the former Judge, Pro Tempore, of Section "D" in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.

Graham began his law career in 2005 at the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, Graham handled a variety of criminal cases including trials, appeals, post conviction applications, and federal habeas corpus petitions. He has prepared and presented briefs and oral argument in the civil employment discrimination suit, Decorte v. Jordan, 497 F.3d 433 (5th Cir. 2007), before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

After leaving the District Attorney's Office in 2010, Graham founded his private practice, focusing primarily on criminal defense. He has handled trials ranging from misdemeanor possession drug cases to murder. Graham also has extensive experience handling criminal appeals in Louisiana, and has prepared and presented numerous briefs and oral arguments before Louisiana Circuit Courts, as well as the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Additionally, he has handled briefs and oral arguments before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has recently been appointed to the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Graham has also worked with the Capital Defense Project of Southeast Louisiana and the Jefferson Parish Public Defender Office.

In addition to his legal practice, Graham is the current Co-Chair of the Louisiana Bar Association's Criminal Justice Committee, and has previously served as Co-Chair of the Committee's Subcommittee on Incarceration Reduction. He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Amicus Committee and Legislative Committee, served as a team leader of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission, and is a longtime volunteer with the Justice and Accountability Center and their "Clean Jacket" criminal conviction expungement program.

´╗┐Graham is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts, as well as the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

When not serving on criminal justice committees, Graham was the previous President of the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, a founding member of Citizens United Against the Middle-Belt, and is the President of the Southeastern Louisiana Adult Soccer Association.

Professional Recognition

  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011 and 2015 Blackstone Award Recipient
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Judicial Appointment, 2016

Additional Associations and Committees

  • American Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Broad Community Connections - Board Member
  • Lift Louisiana - Advisory Board Member