Michael K. Graves

Michael K. Graves

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Hernando, MS

Graves Palmertree, PLLC
 | 140 West Center Street, PO Drawer 969
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: 662-429-9302
Fax: 662-429-9304
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael K. (Mike) Graves is the Senior Member of Graves Palmertree, PLLC, located in Hernando, Mississippi, the county seat of Desoto County, Mississippi.  Mr. Graves was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1992.  Before attending law school at Mississippi College in Jackson, Mississippi, and after attending undergraduate school at Ole Miss, Mr. Graves was employed in several managerial positions in the finance and retail industries.  This experience provides Mr. Graves valuable, practical insight and understanding as to many, varied business issues which commonly arise in business transactions and commercial litigation, both of which have comprised a significant part of Mr. Graves' law practice for nearly 30 years.  Mr. Graves also has an active civil litigation practice including matters involving breach of contract, non-compete agreements, will contests, trust litigation, property disputes, divorce, and defamation.  Mr. Graves also handles many zoning and land use matters including conditional uses, variances, permits, licensing, and rezoning.  Mr. Graves represents many banks and businesses providing both legal and business advice as well as representing banks in lender liability and collection matters.  Mr. Graves has maintained an AV-rating with Martindale-Hubbell since 2010.  

    Pursuant to the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4, the following statement is provided:  FREE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

    White Papers

  • C.Green & M.Graves, "Allocation of Fault: Joint-Tortfeasors In Court and the Ones Who Should Be" (1994) - This law review article addressed allocation of fault to non-party tortfeasors.

  • "Sobriety Checkpoints: A Constitutional Faux Pas" (1991) - This law review article addressed the constitutionality of sobriety checkpoints by law enforcement.

  • Comment, "Scope of Investigation Required By Health Insurers In Mississippi Prior To Denial Of First-Party Claims," 13 Miss. C.L. Rev. 231 (1992) (1992) - This law review article addressed the scope of investigation required by health insurers in Mississippi prior to the denial of a first-party claim for benefits.

  • About Michael Graves

    Admitted: 1992, Mississippi

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gpfirm.com

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Mediator 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Mississippi Bar Character and Fitness Committee


    • This article addressed issues involved with a business responding to a subpoena., "Trust And Obey? The Right Way To Respond To A Subpoena", Business/commercial
    • This article addressed venue selection provisions in business contracts., "Going To Court? Stay At Home", Business/commercial
    • This article addressed issues for businesses to consider prior to termination of an employee., "Be Informed Before You Fire", Business/commercial
    • This article addressed issues surrounding a business' obligations as concerns military personnel., "A Better Yellow Ribbon: How the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Act Can Affect Your Business", Business/commercial
    • This article addressed issues of employer liability for employee negligence in the operation of a vehicle., "How's My Driving? Employers' Liability For Negligence of Employee Drivers", Business/commercial
    • This article addressed recent statutory changes in Mississippi affecting business operations and legal requirements., "Mississippi Business Law Development: More Change Is On The Way", Business/commercial
    • This article addressed issues involving a business' ability to avoid bad debt., "Get A Fresh Start On Bad Debt", Business/commercial
    • This article addressed changes in legal requirements affecting businesses., "Change Is The Only Constant", Business/commercial

    Educational Background:

    • University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (1978-1981) University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS (1989) Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, MS (1989-1992)
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    Office Location for Michael K. Graves

    140 West Center Street
    PO Drawer 969
    Hernando, MS 38632

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    Last Updated: 9/2/2020

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