Mr. Graves is the Senior Member of Graves Palmertree Law Firm. As an AV-Preeminent rated lawyer and Mid-South SuperLawyer, he has accumulated nearly 30 years of experience in business consulting and commercial and civil litigation in both state and federal courts in Mississippi. Prior to entering the private practice of law in 1992, Mr. Graves worked as a finance and insurance specialist and operated a chain of convenience stores, both of which provided Mr. Graves invaluable practical business experience and insight. Mr. Graves’ law practice focuses on: business formation and consulting; business disputes; creditors’ rights; zoning and rezoning; land use and conditional use/special exception; municipal law; real estate; commercial landlord/tenant; probate of estates; will contests; and, non-competes. 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 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. Mr. Graves previously served in both the Mississippi Army National Guard and Air National Guard.