Michael Graves | Hernando Business Litigation Lawyer

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Mr. Graves is the Managing Member of Graves Smith Attorneys. 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: commercial litigation; civil litigation; collections; creditors’ rights; lender liability; zoning and land use; real estate; landlord/tenant; homeowners associations; dram shop litigation; premises liability; products liability; estates and will contests; medical malpractice; breach of contract; non-compete; and defamation.  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, landlord/tenant, 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, a member of The Trial Law Institute, and a member of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Mississippi Bar, and the Desoto County Bar Association.  

Mr. Graves has also been included in the “Top Lawyers In Mississippi” for 2013 by The Legal Network. He is a graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law (with Special Distinction) and has served as President of the MC Law 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 currently serves as the Board attorney for the Town of Roxie, Mississippi. Mr. Graves previously served in both the Mississippi Army National Guard and Air National Guard.
Position Organization Location Duration
Managing MemberGraves, Smith, Palmertree, & Shaw, PLLC2013-Present
MemberWalker, Brown, Brown, & Graves, P.A.2008-2009
MemberMyers Graves, PLLC2001 - 2008
MemberWaring Cox, PLC1999-2001
MemberHolcomb Dunbar, LLP1995-1999
AssociateBrunini Grantham Grower & Hewes1992-1995
School Degree Major Graduation
Mississippi College School of LawJ.D. Law School1992  
University of Southern MississippiBachelor of Arts1989
State / Court Date
Mississippi1992
  • Member | Mississippi Bar
    Member | American Academy of Trial Attorneys
    Member | Fifth Circuit Bar Association
    Member | DeSoto County Bar Association
  • Member of the Mississippi State Bar since 1992.
  • MENDROP V. SHELTER MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
    A couple filed suit against Shelter Mutual Insurance Company (hereafter "Shelter") in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Mississippi on December 10, 2004. Their Complaint alleges a right of recovery predicated on bad faith breach of an insurance contract and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

  • CLICK Magazine | Business Plan Pitfall: You Want To Do What? Where? | 2013
    BLINK Magazine | How's My Driving? Employers' Liability For Negligence of Employee Drivers | 2010
    BLINK Magazine | Mississippi Business Law Development: More Change Is On The Way | 2010
    BLINK Magazine | Get A Fresh Start ON Bad Debt | 2009
    BLINK Magazine | Be Informed Before You Fire | 2009
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2016-08-20Firm NameGraves & Palmertree Pllc
2016-08-20Address2445 Caffey Street Suite 1A Hernando MS 38632 US
Michael K Graves
140 W Center St
Hernando, MS 38632
34.8230536,-89.9918021

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