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Graves is a top-tier graduate of the highly rated (top 21 U.S. News) University of Alabama Law School.  He is a decorated Air Force JAG officer, a former judge, a former prosecutor and a veteran trial and appellate lawyer.  He is licensed in 11 highest state and federal courts, and has won for his clients in trials and appeals in multiple state courts and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.  His practice is national, but he proudly serves primarily San Antonio and South Texas.  Within the communities he serves he welcomes military and military-connected clients, having achieved particular success in military medical and hospital malpractice cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    33 years, 700 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    33 years, 600 cases
  3. Defective Products: 20%
    33 years, 12 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    33 years, 12 cases
  5. Bankruptcy: 10%
    33 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($206-300/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Graves Law Firm

105 Howard Street
San Antonio, TX, 78212-5522

Houston office - bankruptcy

16225 Park Ten Place
Suite 500
Houston, TX, 77084



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198408/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Fully Probated Suspension
    issued in TX, 2015


    Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

    Willie’s comment: “Car-motorcycle accident case from 2010. EXCELLENT RECOVERY WITH NO LOSS TO THE CLIENTS. Citation resulted from my delegating the job of addressing the client couple's inquiries and requests for documents to a subordinate, resulting in unresponsiveness and delay. The clients will acknowledge that they received an outstanding recovery -- policy limits plus more than $100,000 in paid medical care. I'll gladly explain the matter to anyone who cares to discuss it.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence in WritingUSAF Squadron Officer School1983
Best PaperAmJur1978
Top 20% of law classUniversity of Alabama Law1978
BS magna cum laudeTroy University1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerGraves Law Firm2000 - Present
Lawyer/PartnerGraves & Keiler1990 - 1999
Judge AdvocateUSAF Reserve1987 - 2010
Judge AdvocateUSAF1982 - 1986
LawyerAlton & Leavell1978 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasN/A1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Morman v. Popeye'sSubstantial settlement for Plaintiff
Ex Parte JacksonAffirmed
Watkins v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co.Reversed and remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Lackland TalespinnerIs Bankruptcy for You?2007
Do the Texas Two-Step or Where There's a Will There's a WayThe Lackland Talespinner1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Air UniversityN/AAir War College Graduate2003
Air UniversityN/AJudge Advocate Staff Officer Course Graduate1982
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Troy University (main campus)Social ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science - Honors1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarEstate Planning2014
BriefingEthics and Conflicts of Interest2009