Jim Moseley

Partner at Gray Reed & McGraw LLP

Jim Moseley

Jim Moseley

Partner at Gray Reed & McGraw LLP


After a distinguished 18-year career serving on the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, former Justice Jim Moseley joined Gray Reed & McGraw where he heads the firm’s appellate practice.

As one of the 13 justices on the Fifth District Court of Appeals, his jurisdiction covered the Dallas area including Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. He authored more than 1,500 opinions in all areas of civil and criminal law, and sat as a non-authoring justice in more than 3,000 additional cases. In 2003, Jim was commissioned to sit for a recused Supreme Court justice and authored the Supreme Court’s plurality opinion (St. Joseph’s Hospital v. Wolff, 94 S.W.3d 514 (2003)).

Prior to his service on the Dallas Court of Appeals, Jim practiced law in Dallas and Odessa for 14 years. He also served four years as Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan Administration. There, he was responsible for enforcing federal antitrust and consumer laws in a five-state area. Jim is a former Chair of the State Bar of Texas' Antitrust & Business Litigation Section, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee (Member, 2012 - 2015)

* Assists Supreme Court in the continuing study, review, and development of rules of administration and procedure for Texas courts.

Texas Center for the Judiciary (2011 - 2012) Member, Curriculum Committee.

* Designs continuing legal education programs for Texas trial and appellate judges.

American Law Institute (elected member)

State Bar of Texas

* Legislative Committee, Judicial Section (2011 - 2012)
* Chair, Antitrust & Business Litigation Section (2006 - 2007)
* Council member (2001 - present)
* Grievance Committee (District 17 - B, 1983)

College of the State Bar of Texas

* Board of Directors (July 2012 - present)

Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors (2002 - 2003)

* Co-Chair, Dallas Bench - Bar Conference (2006)
* Co-Chair, Publications Committee (2001 - 2002)

The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies

* Chair, Antitrust Subcommittee, Corporate, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group (1999 - 2002)
* Vice-Chair (Membership), Administrative Law & Regulation Practice Group (1996 - 1998)
* Co-Founder (1987), Chair (1987 - 1988), Board of Advisors (1987 - present), Dallas Lawyer’s Chapter


* FTC Chairman's Award for Excellence (1984)
* FTC Award for Superior Service (1985)

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Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.


The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.


The Dallas Bar Association or DBA is a professional organization providing resources for attorneys and the public in the city of Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1873, the DBA is a voluntary professional association of 10,000+ lawyers. It is dedicated to the continuing education of its members, as well as community programs. For years, the Dallas Bar Association headquarters were housed in the offices of the then-current president. In 1937, headquarters were established in a small space under the stairs of the Old Red Courthouse. Ten years later, the DBA was the state’s first bar association to incorporate. Incorporators envisioned the Association someday being housed in its own building.

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Gray Reed & Mcgraw LLC is a private company headquartered in Dallas, TX, that provides legal services.

Regional Director

Federal Trade Commission is a government organization whose main goals are to protect consumers and ensure a strong competitive market by enforcing a variety of consumer protection and antitrust laws. The organization provides services to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair to consumers. Federal Trade Commission was founded on September 26, 1914, and is based in Washington, D.C.

Justice, Fifth District
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Member, Curriculum Committee
2011 - 2012


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