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Herbert M. Graves


Current Position

Graves Legal Group
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Class: XV (2004)Circuit: Tenth


New Mexico Military Institute, Jr. College Diploma (1960)
University of Oklahoma, B.S. (Zoology) (1963)
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D. (1969)
U.S. Army War College, Diploma (1983)

Professional Career

Assistant U.S. Trustee, Department of Justice, Office for U.S. Trustees (1991-09)
Member, Sullivan, Graves & Densmore, P.C. (1974-91)
Associate, Love, Camp, & Amick (1969-74)


Oklahoma Bar Association (1969-): Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section, Chair (1987-88)
Oklahoma County Bar Association (1969): Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section (1984-); Chair (1991-92); Continuing Legal Education Committee (1994-02); Chair (1995-02); Board of Directors (1998-02)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1985-)


Columnist for Oklahoma County Bar Association's "Briefcase," a monthly publication, writing articles for the Bankruptcy Corner (2001-)
Numerous articles on bankruptcy and ethics for the Oklahoma Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education program (1985-)
Co-author of the United States House of Representatives version of the "Family Farm Bankruptcy Act of 1985," identified as H.R. 1399, 99th Congress, 1st Session (1985)
"Role Distribution in Insolvency Proceedings," 52 Advanced Commercial Law Review 1 2010 Co-author
Author, planner and moderator for Oklahoma Bar Association's Annual Basic Bankruptcy Program (1983-13)


Oklahoma County Bar Association, Professional Service Award (2002)
Oklahoma Bar Association, Earl Sneed Award for Continuing Legal Education (1994)