Adams & Graham, L.L.P. - Business

Law Office of
Adams & Graham, L.L.P.

134 East Van Buren Avenue
Suite 301
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-428-7495
Fax: 956-428-2954
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Ferriel C. Hamby Jr.

Ferriel C. Hamby Jr.

Former Managing Partner
Of Counsel since 2013
Harlingen, Texas


Ferriel C. Hamby, Jr. is Of Counsel at Adams & Graham, L.L.P. He consults primarily in the areas of:

    • Medical Malpractice
    • Healthcare Law
    • Nursing Home Law
    • Hospital Law

Mr. Hamby's practice included banking, condemnation, product liability, worker's compensation, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. The focus of his practice in more recent years was  health care law and legal malpractice.

Mr. Hamby has served as counsel for Brownsville Medical Center, Valley Baptist Medical Center, McAllen Medical Center and Edinburg Regional Medical Center. He has represented physicians in litigation throughout South Texas. He has participated in hospital seminars around the state covering health care related issues.

Mr. Hamby is admitted to practice before all State Courts in Texas, the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

He is a member of the Cameron County and American Bar Associations, Texas Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and is a former Cameron County Bar President and past member of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for the State Bar of Texas.

Prior to joining Adams & Graham, L.L.P., Mr. Hamby was in the United States Army where he served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps, serving as a defense lawyer and providing legal assistance before advancing to the position of Chief of Military Justice and the primary prosecutor until his discharge in February 1973.

Mr. Hamby attended Sam Houston University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business administration in 1965. He then attended South Texas College of Law and received a J.D. degree in 1968.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1973

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Health & Health Care Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1968
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
    • B.A. - 1965
    • Major: Business Administration

Representative Clients

  • South Texas Health System
  • Tenet Healthsystem
  • Valley Baptist Health System
  • Edinburg Regional Medical Center

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cameron County Bar Association, President, 1988 - 1989
  • Texas Association of Defense Attorneys, Member, 1978 - Present
  • Association of Insurance Attorneys, Member
  • Cameron County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Past Member, Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, Captain, JAGC
  • United States Army, Chief of Military Justice


  • Phi Alpha Delta

At the Law Offices of Adams & Graham, L.L.P., our attorneys represent clients in Harlingen, Texas, as well as other communities in the Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend area of South Texas, including Brownsville, Raymondville, McAllen, Edinburg, Rio Grande City, Laredo, Alice and Corpus Christi. We also serve clients in other communities in Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Willacy County, Webb County, Zapata County, Nueces County, Jim Wells County, Jim Hogg County, Starr County, Brooks County and Duval County.