RAY GRAVES Edit Profile
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.
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.
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.
Member: Tacoma-Pierce County (Trustee, 1957-1958, 1968-1969) and Washington State (Member, Board of Bar Examiners, 1968-1976) Bar Associations. (Retired).
Married Joan Catherine Kikkert, May 19, 1946. Children: Valerie Ann, Jon Carlton.