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Michael T. Graves

Litigation Attorney at Henderson, NV

5.0   3 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Practice areas

Michael Graves is the Managing Member of Sales Leads LLC.

Michael is an experienced litigator in both federal and state court, with specific emphasis on complex commercial litigation.  A former Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Michael took a disciplined and detailed approach to cases.  He worked for Rainey Legal Group as a litigator.  Before that, he worked for the law firm of Howard Kim and Associates, where he provided key litigation strategy on several bankruptcy adversary actions, including large-scale actions involving multiple defendants and millions of dollars in controversy. Mr. Graves previously worked for McCormick Barstow - a large regional insurance defense firm - where he managed hundreds of insurance defense actions, including cases involving racketeering, large-scale property loss, wrongful death and catastrophic injury.

A resident of the Las Vegas area since 1998, Michael grew up in Virginia and attended the College of William & Mary, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1991.  After college, Mr. Graves served his country as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. In that capacity, he co-piloted several missions in the KC-130 Hercules, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for four years. After the Marine Corps, Mr. Graves worked as a financial planner and ran his own business, which evaluated the risks and merits of plaintiffs' lawsuits, evaluating over 2,000 different personal injury cases and over 300 commercial cases.  In evaluating plaintiffs' cases, Mr. Graves has provided expert testimony to the  IRS arbitration pilot program.

Admitted to Practice:

Nevada Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals



Sales Leads LLC
2831 St. Rose Pkwy., Ste. 281
2nd Floor
Henderson, NV, 89052

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Posted by Marie | June 19, 2013
Great Job!
I hired Mr. Graves though my employer's attorney referral service. He quickly learned what I needed and then followed through diligently making numerous phone calls requiring both skill and patience.
Posted by Nick | April 6, 2013
Great lawyer
Michael Graves is a straight shooter everything is upfront would highly recommend him.
Posted by Steve | March 12, 2013
Extremely professional and dependable attorney.
I have been a Chiropractor for the past 16 years and have worked directly with many attorneys here in town. In fairness, I have worked with some very good ones. But, more often than not, my patients will frequently complain to me about how unprofessional their attorney’s office is, and how disappointed they were in the efforts of its staff. Knowing this, I was very apprehensive when it came time to hire an attorney for my own personal legal problem. But I can tell you from a personal standpoint, that Michael Graves is one of the most professional, dependable, and trustworthy attorneys that I have ever worked with. I hired Michael approximately six months ago for my very detailed and complex debt settlement case, and his efforts have been nothing short of a breath of fresh air for me. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael to any of my friends or colleagues.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Rainey Devine, Attorneys At Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Howard Kim & Associates
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte & Carruth, LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Loan Coordinator
  • Global Equity Lending
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Loan Officer
  • Primary Residential Mortgage
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Vice President
  • Resolution Settlement Corp.
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Captain, Naval Aviator, KC-130 copilot
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1991 - 1998
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  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • Aviation Safety Officer
  • 1994
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aasand v. Stan Trucking
  • Settled


  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Daedalians (Association of Military Pilots)
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2nd place (of 40); Client Counseling Competition
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • 2005
  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (21)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is honest, hard-working and a very sharp advocate. He is persuasive in his arguments and very well spoken. Accordingly, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael's character and work ethic are of the highest caliber. He is a problem solver and is not afraid to take on the most complicated matter and make sense of it."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is extremely bright and a very effective communicator. He is very capable of handling an array of legal matters. He also possesses the intellectual capabiltiy to tackle esoteric and complex legal issues."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Michael at our respective first associate positions. His analysis, legal reasoning, and all-around litigation skills were exceptional. It was no surprise to me to hear of his key contributions in a recent major insurance defense RICO trial victory. Any client is in good hands with Michael."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I supervised Michael several years back and can say that he is a very detail oriented attorney that leaves no stone unturned. He has excellent research and writing skills and this allowed us to win multiple motions in a complex Civil RICO case we had together in Las Vegas."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael Graves is the attorney to have at your side. Michael is an exceptional litigation attorney, who fights hard for his clients. Michael is a true professional, who works diligently on every case. He is well respected among his clients and co-workers. I highly recommend this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael since we were in law school. Since then, I have had the privilege of seeing how well he works for his clients and how thoughtful he is as an aggressive litigator. Not only is he intelligent but, he is also highly personable, which is a trait that not all attorneys possess. Consider yourself lucky if you hire Michael as your attorney as he will not let you down."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Friend
"I highly recommend Michael Graves. I have known Michael for some time now, and he is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and truly cares about his client's situations and outcomes. I endorse this attorney without question!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an extremely knowledgeable and effective litigator. Michael always works efficiently and diligently to obtain the best results for his clients while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism. I highly recommend Michael's services to anyone in need of a litigation attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a super-sharp litigation attorney with a broad background of experience. He believes in aggressive representation of clients but couples that with a solid foundation of good legal instincts and a practice ethic that compels him to resolve client legal matters at the least possible cost. I give him my highest endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Michael going on nine years now. Michael is one of the most exacting attorneys with whom I have worked. He truly wants to help his clients succeed in their goals for their cases and works tirelessly to that end. If you want to win your case, you'll need him on your side."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an excellent litigator, who truly works hard for his clients in the most methodical and meticulous manner. I am lucky to have him on our team."
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Henderson Litigation Lawyer Michael T. Graves
Michael T. Graves
Litigation Attorney
Henderson, NV
Licensed for 15 years