Grady B. Jolley


Grady B. Jolley is a Member of the firm’s Real Estate Group. His law practice focuses on real estate and water rights. He frequently lectures on the topics of water rights, real estate development, financing water rights and laws and regulations regarding surface water use and groundwater rights. Grady has served on the planning committee for the State Bar of Texas’ Changing Face of Water seminar and served as Co-chair in 2011 and 2012. He also serves on the board of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law (REPTL) section and chairs the sections’ Water Law Committee.


B.A., Texas A&M University, 1978
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1982


Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Real Estate and Banking
Member and past President, Medina County Bar Association
San Antonio Bar Association
Kendall County Bar Association
Member of the Council of the Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and chairs the Water Law Committee of the Real Estate section

Grady has served on the District 15-C Grievance committee and as President of the Medina County Bar Association and as a member of the Border District Bar Association.

Articles and Speeches:
How to Take a Lien Against Water Rights – Advanced Real Estate Drafting – 2004
Title Insurance for Water Marketing – University of Texas Water Law Institute – 2005
Forms and Transactional Issues in Private Sales of Groundwater and Water Rights – Changing Face of Water Rights in Texas – 2007
Water – Can it Be Severed? – Advanced Real Estate Law – 2010
Water Reuse as a Tool in Real Estate Development – Opportunities and Challenges – Changing Face of Water Rights – 2010 Water Resources For Your Client’s Development – Advanced Real Estate Law Course – 2011
Water Amenities – Changing Face of Water – 2011
Financing For Water Projects – Changing Face of Water – 2012
How Do You Close A Water Sale – John Huffaker Agricultural Law Seminar – 2012
Various Water Agreements – Forms of Some Common Transactions (And Some Which May Soon Be) – – Changing Face of Water -2013


Grady enjoys golf and is live a music fan.