Mosley leans on partners to get the job done

Published 1:09 pm Monday, July 8, 2019

An average day for Graham Mosley, 32, often finds the Gamble, Gamble, Calame and Jones attorney taking and phone calls and answering emails from his Selma office, traveling to court hearings or distant counties to spend a day digging through real estate records to establish a chain of title.

“I think the problem-solving aspect is what drew me to this profession,” Mosley said, noting that his work often revolves around “transactional tasks,” such as preparing documents, examining titles for real estate transactions, meeting with clients and the like.

Mosley complete his undergraduate work at Auburn University before entering the University of Mississippi School of Law to earn his juris doctor – today his focus is on real estate and estate and business planning.

Beyond the firm, Mosley is an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which often finds him assisting with the church’s Lobsterfest, Little Friends Fish Fry and other events.

Additionally, he and his wife, Claire, often enjoy supporting various community organizations, such as ArtsRevive, Sturdivant Hall and other Selma institutions.

As an active community member, real estate attorney, husband and father to two daughters, Mosley is able to find joy both within the law office and beyond.

“In my personal life, it would have to be watching my children grow and learn [that gives me the most satisfaction],” Mosley said. “In my professional life, I am most satisfied when I can resolve a client’s issue quickly. Simple answers are rare in this profession.”

On the job, Mosley often turns to his law firm’s elders – Harry and Bill Gamble and John Calame – for guidance and inspiration.

“I rarely make it through a day without asking at least one of them for their advice or insight regarding a legal or ethical question I encounter,” Mosley said.

While Mosley boasts that Selma has always been welcoming and friendly and is full of people working to improve the community, he sees an uphill battle ahead in retaining young talent in the area.

“It will always be difficult to compete with the larger metro areas in this regard,” Mosley said. “I can’t tell you how many law school classmates had decided where they were going to live before they found a job or even knew what kind of law they wanted to practice. But I think Selma deserves more credit than we tend to get. Claire and I never felt more welcome than when we moved back. This town has put a lot of effort into rejuvenating itself, particularly downtown. We can always do more, but these things don’t happen overnight. I think the best we can do is be patient and highlight on the positive aspects of Selma.”