Joseph H. Graves

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Vero Beach, Florida

Graves Thomas Rotunda Injury Law Group
Joseph H. Graves
Graves Thomas Rotunda Injury Law Group

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1992

Education: Stetson University College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
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Graves Thomas Rotunda Injury Law Group

2651 20th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960 Visit website


Attorney Joseph H. Graves is a founding partner with Graves Thomas Rotunda Injury Law Group, which has three office locations across Florida. Serving clients throughout the state, Mr. Graves provides invaluable counsel, advocacy and support to clients who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence.

Among his legal credentials, Mr. Graves holds his board certification in Civil Trial Law, and over the course of his legal career fighting for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families, Mr. Graves has achieved remarkable success helping his personal injury clients obtain the maximum amount of compensation they need and the justice they deserve. To date, he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, earning his memberships in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Graves is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received countless testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in their times of dire need. Mr. Graves was also honored by being named a Super Lawyer in 2022.

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Mr. Graves attended Stetson University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Indian River Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and others. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Additional Offices

• St. Petersburg – 2111 Dr MLK Jr Street North, St Petersburg, FL 33704

•  Orlando - 300 S. Orange, Suite 1000 Orlando, FL 32801

• Port St Lucie – 2100 SE Hillmoor Drive, Suite 201, Port St Lucie, FL 34952


Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1992, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member of the Indian River County Bar Association, 2020
  • Elected to Vero Beach City Council, 2019
  • Selected to address our African American Community at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. banquet, 2020
  • Lawyers from our law firm have participated in law week and have spoken to school children about various issues involving the legal system
  • Lectured community members to acquaint them with the legal system and challenges faced by minorities, 2017
Educational Background:
  • University of South Florida, Tampa
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Named Super Lawyer, 2022
  • AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, 2003
  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Jimmy Graves Foundation
  • Elected to Vero Beach City Council, 2019
  • Our firm works with local law enforcement and funds various needs throughout the year as identified by our local community officer, 2020
  • Our firm pays for free movie nights for our local veterans, law enforcement and first responders and their families, 2020
  • Our firm paid for handed out free turkeys at Thanksgiving to underprivileged families, 2019
  • Supplied books to a local elementary school, 2019
  • Spoke about military experience with children at a local elementary school
  • Mr. Graves organized an initiative to meet needs of a different area non-profit each month in an effort to better serve the community., 2017
  • Mr. Graves has been directly involved in educating the citizens of Indian River County as to their rights and advising young men and women on the proper course of interacting with law enforcement.
  • This award was given as recognition of our firm forming a stronger bond between law enforcement and the children in our community, Community Service Award, Indian River County Sheriff's Office, 2018
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer  
  • A very small percentage of lawyers have achieved the distinction of board certified and recognized as "experts" by the Florida Bar, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 2006
Representative Clients:
  • Automobile Accident victims Negligent Security victims Trucking Accident victims Motorcyle Accident victims Assault/Battery victims Sexual Battery victims Advocacy for children Accident victims involving livestock Equine Accident victims Construction Accident victims Accident victims as a result of premises liability Defective product accident victims, 2020
  • $1 million dollar settlement.  The client was struck from behind by a semi-truck on I-95. The client suffered a severe foot injury.  Liability was disputed and the driver stated my client did not have lights on the trailer she was pulling. After deposing the semi-driver and exposing that the semi-driver falsified his logs, policy limits were paid, 2016
  • $1 million dollar settlement. My client was involved in an accident with a semi-truck that turned in front of him. The client suffered a broken femur, 2008
  • $2.1 million dollar settlement after litigation. My client was a law enforcement officer who lost his leg while riding a motorcycle.  Initially, the insurance carrier represented only $100,000 in coverage but the commercial policy was uncovered during litigation. Defendant's accepted our PFS for policy limits, 2014
  • $1,150,000 settlement Motorcycle accident; fractures of ankle, wrist and forearm $1,190,000 settlement Trucking accident; crushed ankle   $2,100,000 settlement Motorcycle accident; loss of leg  $500,000 settlement Fall off ladder; neck surgery (fusion)   $324,000 verdict Motor vehicle accident; non-surgical neck injury   $450,000 settlement Fall in pothole; shoulder surgery   $402,500 settlement Trip and fall; neck surgery $950,000 settlement  MVA; cervical and lumbar fusions   $925,000 settlement  Trucking accident; femur fracture $757,150.53 settlement  Trucking accident; cervical fusion and dental injuries  

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Hard working and dedicated lawyer.”

“Attorney Graves is an excellent attorney and serves his community by being on the City Council.”

Office location for Joseph H. Graves

2651 20th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: 772-646-0089


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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