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William Grafton


UpRight Law (888) 708-0876

406 East Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286

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William is admitted to practice law in the States of Maryland and Texas and has an Inactive License in Mississippi. He is admitted to the United States District Courts for the District of Maryland.

William (Will) is a Maryland Bankruptcy Attorney who has practiced for the better part of the last 10 years, helping consumers resolve their unsecured and secured debt issues.  Will is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and a frequent contributor to their listserve.  He built a nationwide bankruptcy practice from the ground up, eventually overseeing staff attorneys in 47 States and the District of Columbia who represent clients daily in the US Bankruptcy Court System.  He is a frequent lecturer and writer on topics related to bankruptcy, consumer finance, and debt management.

Will grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi.  He moved to Texas after surviving the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  He is a devoted family man and loves to spend his free time with his wife and two children.  He is an avid baseball fan, a frequent visitor to Camden Yards and a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

Education and Achievements

University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D. (2003)

  • Received honors in coursework related to contracts, corporate structures, and secured transactions

Mississippi State, B.S., Business Administration (2000)


15 years since William Grafton was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
MS Administrative 2003
TX Administrative 2007
MD Active 2013


School Major Degree Graduated
University of Mississippi Law Juris Doctor 2003

Work Experience

Position Duration
Practice Manager - Persels & Associates 2007 - Present
Member - William A. Grafton, Attorney-at-Law 2005 - 2007
Associate - Bond & Botes, P. C. 2003 - 2005


Position Association Name Duration
Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section Member 2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Law Section Member 2009 - 2011
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Member 2005 - Present


Award Name Granting Organization Date
Achievement Award in Corporations University of Mississippi 2002
Achievement Award in Contracts University of Mississippi 2000

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Absolutely a wonderful experience. Our bankruptcy is being moved along very quickly. Questions are answered in a professional manner and anytime I had questions I could easily reach someone. We are very satisfied with UpRight Law.

Glenn & Cheri M. Kentucky

Everything was handled professionally and with the utmost customer services. We filed last year and still have a good relationship with our attorneys.

Teresa C. Washington