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RAY GRAVES, American Lawyer, Partner of McGAVICK, GRAVES, BEALE & McNERTHNEY, specializing in the field of General Civil and Trial Practice. Corporation, Taxation, Probate. Municipal. Public Utility, Transportation, Real Property, Family, Petroleum, Maritime, Bankruptcy, Banking, Personal Injury, Environmental, Land Use, Labor Relations and Discrimination Law, Creditor/Debtor, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense. Construction.

Background

Graves, Ray was born on February 23, 1924 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Ralph Raymond and Naomi (Capron) Graves.

Education

State College of Washington (Bachelor of Arts, 1950). Duke University (Juris Doctor, 1952). Delta Theta Phi; Order of the Coif.

Editor, Duke Law Journal, 1951-1952.

Career

Worked at McGavick Graves, P.S. (Tacoma, Washington) specializing in General Civil and Trial Practice. Corporations, Taxation, Municipal, Public Utility, Transportation, Real Property, Family, Maritime, Bankruptcy, Creditor/Debtor, Banking, Environmental, Land Use, Labor and Employment Law, Construction, Mediation and Arbitration, Insurance Defense. Admitted to the bar, 1952, Washington and United States.

District Court, Western District of Washington. 1955, United States. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. 1971, United States. Court of International Trade.

1977, United States. Tax Court. Delta Theta Phi; Order of the Coif. Editor, Duke Law Journal, 1951-1952.

Author: "Strategy for Washington Lawyers in Child Custody Cases," Washington Law Review, 1954. "Washington Receivership," Washington Law Review, 1962. Member: Tacoma-Pierce County (Trustee, 1957-1958, 1968-1969) and Washington State (Member, Board of Bar Examiners, 1968-1976) Bar Associations.

(Retired)

Tracing its origins to the early 1900's, McGavick Graves today serves a diverse clientele that includes individuals and businesses throughout the Puget Sound basin, as well as local representation of numerous regional and national financial institutions. The firm's clients are engaged in a wide array of industries including banking, construction, health care, manufacturing, insurance, equipment leasing, municipalities, and technology. The firm is widely recognized for its business, tax and corporate practice, as well as in specialized areas of practice including labor and employment law, environmental and land use matters.

The firm also has a well-respected litigation practice which handles cases involving commercial disputes, state, local and federal tax matters, real estate, securities, insurance and bankruptcy matters. Members of the firm regularly prepare and review transactional documentation and provide operational and regulatory compliance advice to the firm's business clients.

Achievements

  • Bar: Washington 1952.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member: Tacoma-Pierce County (Trustee, 1957-1958, 1968-1969) and Washington State (Member, Board of Bar Examiners, 1968-1976) Bar Associations. (Retired).

Connections

Married Joan Catherine Kikkert, May 19, 1946. Children: Valerie Ann, Jon Carlton.

father:
Ralph Raymond Graves

mother:
Naomi (Capron) Graves

spouse:
Joan Catherine Kikkert

child:
Jon Carlton Graves

child:
Valerie Ann Graves