Mr. Graves is the Managing Member of Graves & Palmertree. As an AV-Preeminent rated lawyer, he has accumulated over twenty years of experience in commercial and general civil litigation in both state and federal courts in Mississippi. Mr. Graves’ experience includes: creditors’ rights; lender liability; zoning and land use; real estate; landlord/tenant; personal injury; dram shop litigation; premises liability; products liability; estates and will contests; family law; medical malpractice; breach of contract; non-compete; defamation; assault and battery; and, family. He is also experienced in the formation, operation, and maintenance of business entities in Mississippi. Mr. Graves is a certified mediator with the Mississippi Supreme Court, and he has served as both a mediator and arbitrator in many commercial and civil matters. Mr. Graves has made continuing education presentations on topics including zoning, land use and development, and insurance. Mr. Graves has authored numerous articles on law-related topics in both legal and non-legal publications. Mr. Graves is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates, a member of the William C. Keady Inns of Court, and a member of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Mississippi Bar, and the Desoto County Bar Association. He is a graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law (with Special Distinction) and has served as President of the Alumni Association. Mr. Graves is actively involved in many local civic organizations and is a past board member of the DeSoto Economic Council. Mr. Graves previously served in both the Mississippi Army National Guard and Air National Guard.