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Robert Graves

Personal injury Attorney at Boston, MA

3.7   6 reviews

also known as W. Robert Graves

  • Licensed for 54 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1969
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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, annd harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment

    55 years, 876 cases

  2. Estate planning
    "Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money

    55 years, 187 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure actiion

    55 years, 5,626 cases

  4. Birth injury
    If you have a child that suffers from a birth injury or defect such as cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy, but you are not sure when the injury happened or who is at fault, you may benefit from the services of a birth injury lawyer. A birth injury lawyer handles cases where babies' injuries occur during pregnancy or birth, even when the problem does not appear until later. Examples of birth injuries are spasti

    55 years, 258 cases

  5. Business
    If you want to start, manage, transfer, or exit a business, you may benefit from a business attorney's services. Business attorneys have experience with many different industries and professional fields. If you are considering bankruptcy relief for your business, a business lawyer will also have the knowledge necessary to help you navigate your options for your business debt. Depending on your business and activities, you may need one or more type of business attorney.

    55 years, 652 cases

  6. Car accident
    If you are involved in a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a car accident lawyer, one who knows the dynamics of car crashes and can identify and weigh all the possible factors which may have played a part. For example, you are driving in the rain on an improperly graded road and an approaching car has a blow-out. It suddenly veers out of control and skids into you at 45 mph. Was it the rain, the poorly built road, the other driver (found with beer cans in the car), or the mecha

    55 years, 2,839 cases

  7. Slip and fall accident
    If you slip and fall on ice cubes from a spilled drink in a restaurant and break your leg, you may require the services of a slip and fall lawyer. Slip and fall accident injuries are usually the result of someone else's carelessness, mistake, or failure to act. In the example above, the restaurant servers should have cleaned up the mess to prevent the accident. A slip and fall accident lawyer will know who to contact and how to negotiate to recover money for your medical expenses, any lost wages

    55 years, 788 cases

You can be sure if you have Attorney Robert Graves and his legal team on your side.

Robert Graves is a trusted Boston attorney. His willingness to take the time to learn about his client’s legal issues has earned him a loyal and trusted clientele, with many relying on his personalized professional experience. Among his many accomplishments on behalf of his clients, Mr. Graves settled a head injury claim for $1.5 million dollars.

Attorney Graves is a Falmouth, Maine native who moved to Boston to attend Boston University. After graduation, he earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Suffolk Law School.

When Attorney Graves is not caring for clients, he can be found enjoying time with the love of his life, Marcia. They traveled to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua volunteering their services to VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity). Marcia and Robert enjoy bicycling on Martha's Vineyard and the rail trail with their dog, Dylan, a Bichon-Shih Tzu, who enthusiastically rides along in a toddler trailer. They also enjoy sailing, and on one occasion, sailed to the remote island of Cuttyhunk, enjoying the fishermen's fresh catch of the day.


  • Member, Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States (admission sponsored by Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody)
  • Member, Bar of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts
  • Member, Bar of the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Member, Bar United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Member, Bar United States Court of Military Appeals
  • Member, Bar United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Member, Bar Appellate Tax Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Admitted to practice before the Industrial Accidents Board, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Who’s Who in American Law 2000-2001
Graves Law Group, LLC, Best Lawyers, 2014-2015. Charlestown


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Boston Bar Association


  • All Massachusetts District Courts - Hansen v. Kernweis 52 Mass. App. Div. 23 (overturned lower court on real estate matter)
  • Superior Court, Divorce, Probate and Equity Court, Massachusetts
  • Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts - Gustin v.Gustin 420 Mass. 854
  • Massachusetts Appeals Court - Santos v. U.S. Bank National Association, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 687 (mortgage foreclosure)


  • Member Shriners which supports the Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Winchester Hospital - former member of the corporation over 25 years
  • American Cancer Society - former President of Minuteman Unit
  • Winchester Town Finance Committee -Former member and Town Meeting member
  • Boy Scouts Winchester Troop - former Assistant Scout Master
  • Cub Scouts - Den Father. Scouts won first prize - best float Winchester Town Parade.
  • Boston Marathon runner
  • Boston University - member of the Claflin Society
  • Former Associate Editor BU Bostonia Magazine
  • Rotary International - former member Boston and Winchester club


  • U.S. Army Reserves - served in Boston JAG (Judge Advocate General).


Graves Law Group, LLC
89 Cambridge St Ste 201
Boston, MA, 02129-1205
Graves Law Group, LLC
5 Coolidge Rd
Winchester, MA, 08890-2222
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Posted by Kevin | November 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Took the time to meet with me over a complex financial situation, which led me to better understand the necessary steps to resolve it. Very professional and accommodating.
Posted by Marcia | July 12, 2015
Family Law
Attorney Graves was very helpful in resolving a family dispute following my divorce. He was quick to answer my questions and very effective in the courtroom.
Posted by Chris | April 1, 2015
It was the craziest time of my life. I had no one to turn to. I was so worried. Yet he took his time with me and helped me understand everything i need to know. He kept me informed of every detail. He amazed me. He helped me through a very sad time. Because of him my life is now secure and i'm financially stable. Bless you for all the time and energy you put into helping me. I will never forget all you have done. Thank You So Much Chris
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2011
Helpful Lawyer
This attorney greatly helped me with my case and gave much attention to detail to bring about a good result.
Posted by Mike | May 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I had Robert Graves as a attorney just over a decade ago and had disappointing results at best. I was able to get one charge dismissed out of two which is very common with first time offenders for a plea bargain and the DA might not been able to prove the that charge, however the other charge (misdemeanor) was continued without a finding for 4 years which I reluctantly accepted based mostly off of his recommendation and i guess he couldn't get me a decent plea deal. A 4 year cwof for a first time offender is unheard of in district court. There are more serious cases where defendants receives a year continued without a finding. In 10 years since I can’t find an instance of someone in district court receiving more than 2 years of probation whether pleading out or being found guilty. My parents hired another attorney to help based on his recommendation ( I guess he couldn't handle a district court case by himself) and the whole court case took over a year to settle due to delays so the whole experience In the criminal justice system took over 5 years in district court for a alleged nonviolent crime. I was better off with a public defender, I doubt anyone could do worse. I also wasn’t told that with cwofs defendants don’t necessarily have to admit to the police report , it is possible to just admit that there are sufficient facts without saying you actual did the crime. But most lawyers won’t tell their clients that so It’s hard to blame him for that and some judges won’t accept that. But it would have been nice if I was told. I admitted to a crime which will always be on my record and got 4 years of probation for something I should have gotten 1-2 years for. Aweful plea deal ( I remember judge Hinkle even gave a weird look when she heard the probation length of the plea agreement like she was surprised ) and disappointing representation.
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Response from Robert Graves June 1, 2020
I am sorry that after ten years the gentleman is unhappy with the disposition of the criminal charges he faced. I understand his concerns and would like to talk with him offline. Because of the serious nature of the two criminal charges, I felt this was a matter better handled by my good friend, Attorney George Hassett. George was a well known and respected senior partner with J. Albert Johnson. The firm was a nationally recognized criminal defense firm that defended Patty Hearst, whose father owned the Hearst Publishing Company; many celebrities, and several judges. George performed a miracle for this young man with his reputation as a skilled trial attorney. Most of Attorney Hassett’s clients did not hesitate paying $50,000 for his services. Unfortunately, Attorney Hassett died in 2012 and is not here to defend his skilled efforts.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2014
Took my case but never returned my phone calls and kept me completely in the dark. When he did talk to me he would ramble and didn't make sense. Since he postponed everything I was left without a remedy via the Statute of Limitations.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Graves Law Group,LLC
  • 1969 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1963


  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Winchester Hospital
  • Corporate member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who In American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2001

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Boston Personal injury Lawyer Robert Graves
Robert Graves
Personal injury Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 54 years