Selecting an attorney to represent you in a personal injury or wrongful death case can be a stressful, confusing, and time consuming process. Edward M. Graves, Jr. and Edward M. Graves III strive to make this important decision making process easier for you. One or both will meet with you in person, or by telephone if you prefer, to discuss the details of your case so that you can make an informed decision on how you would like to proceed in your case.

Edward M. Graves, Jr. and Edward M. Graves III jointly represent injury victims throughout the state of Tennessee. Their offices are located in Knoxville, Tennessee and Cookeville, Tennessee, respectively, and they routinely travel to meet with clients and witnesses in various counties throughout Tennessee. They have access to experts who are trained in the various areas needed to evaluate the claims to determine fault, including structural engineers (for example, when a building under construction collapses with workers on top of it), accident reconstructionists (engineers who have specialized knowledge and training to determine the mechanics of how an automobile accident happened), certified fraud investigators, life care planners (experts who can forecast what expenses the victim will have in the future as a result of the injuries sustained), economists (who can determine financial impact), and the like. They have participated in numerous mediations (for those clients who prefer not to go to Court but rather would like to settle their case) and have access to the finest mediators for that purpose.

Edward M. Graves, Jr. is a 1978 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. After completing law school and obtaining his license to practice law in April of 1978, he worked as an attorney at the Knoxville law firm of Cheek, Taylor, and Groover (later “Taylor and Groover”) where he represented insurance companies defending accident and injury claims, and also representing injury victims. In 1988, Ed Graves decided that he would prefer representing the injury victims exclusively, rather than insurance companies. He left the law firm and started his own law practice in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has represented injury victims and their families throughout Tennessee and other states ever since. His experience representing insurance companies has given him insight into how insurance companies defend claims which has proved to be invaluable information in successfully representing his many clients through the years. He has successfully handled legal malpractice cases (suing lawyers who do not properly represent their client), medical negligence cases (but only for catastrophic cases including death, loss of sight and limbs), trucking cases (which usually requires knowledge of Interstate Commerce regulations and rules, hours of service, and maintenance issues), railroad crossing accidents, products liability cases (which involves a product, such as an elevator, that is defective and unreasonably dangerous which causes injury), automobile accidents, and the like. His hobby is flyfishing in saltwater and he loves to cook.

Edward (“E”) M. Graves III is the son of Ed Graves, Jr. E Graves completed his undergraduate college education at the University of Tennessee with a degree in Political Science in three years. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in May, 2001, magna cum laude, and earned a certificate of completing both the business and litigation tracks. E Graves also served as a captain of the University of Tennessee College of Law’s National Trial Team. After taking and passing the bar exam in July, 2001, E Graves joined the law firm of Stites & Harbison, PLLC in Nashville, Tennessee as an associate attorney. While at the Stites firm, E Graves was a member of the commercial litigation and creditors’ rights service groups where he handled a variety of litigation cases. In April, 2004, E Graves ventured out on his own to open his law practice in Cookeville, Tennessee, and has successfully represented clients throughout middle Tennessee, from Williamson County (Franklin, Tennessee) and Montgomery County (Clarksville) to Cumberland County (Crossville), and multiple counties in between. E Graves is licensed to practice law in all federal and state courts in Tennessee.









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