Michael Graves

Michael Graves

Graves Palmertree, PLLC
  • Business Law, Probate, Collections ...
  • Mississippi
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Summary

Mr. Graves is the Senior Member of Graves Palmertree. As an AV-Preeminent rated lawyer, he has accumulated nearly 30 years of experience in commercial and civil litigation in both state and federal courts in Mississippi. Mr. Graves’ experience includes: business disputes; dissolutions; 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 law. 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 MC Law School 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.

Education
Mississippi College School of Law
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Honors: Herrin-Hess Scholar Graduate "With Special Distinction" Finished second in class
Activities: Mississippi College Law Review, Research Editor
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Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Graves Palmertree, PLLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
"Mississippi Business Law Development: More Change Is On The Way"
Blink Magazine
"How's My Driving? Employers' Liability For Negligence of Employee Drivers"
Blink Magazine
"Trust And Obey? The Right Way To Respond To A Subpoena"
Blink Magazine
"Going To Court? Stay At Home"
Blink Magazine
"Be Informed Before You Fire"
Blink Magazine
"Get A Fresh Start On Bad Debt"
Blink Magazine
C.Green & M.Graves, "Allocation of Fault: Joint-Tortfeasors In Court and the Ones Who Should Be"
Mississippi Law Journal
"Scope of Investigation Required by Health Insurers in Mississippi Prior to Denial of First-Party Claims"
Mississippi College Law Review
"Sobriety Checkpoints: A Constitutional Faux Pas"
Mississippi College Law Review
Professional Associations
Litigation Counsel of America
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Mississippi Bar Association
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Desoto County Bar Association
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Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
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William C. Keady Inns of Court
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America's Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators
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Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers
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American Academy of Trial Attorneys
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Lawyers of Distinction
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Mid-South Super Lawyers
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Mississippi
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5th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Probate
  • Collections
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Graves Palmertree, PLLC
140 W. Center Street
Hernando, MS 38632
Telephone: (662) 429-9302
Fax: (662) 429-9304
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: After-hour and weekend appointments available upon request.