Daniel J. Graves
Daniel Graves is a seasoned litigation attorney with a background in a wide variety of cases with particular focus on commercial and employment litigation.
Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Daniel represented numerous individuals and business organizations in a variety of cases throughout the State of Texas. His success in representing his clients in litigious matters is attributable to his extra focus and care in the legal writing process.
With exceptional legal writing and research skills, Daniel’s goal is to eliminate his clients’ exposure to liability before ever stepping foot into the courtroom through well-briefed motion practice, focused on providing challenging arguments eliminating the opposition’s claims or defenses from the start.
As first chair in bench trial, obtained a take-nothing judgment for defendant general contractor facing claims of DTPA violations, fraud, and breach of contract.
Drafted successful Motion for Summary Judgment in Federal Court in an employment matter containing complex constitutional due process issues.
Overcame Motion to Dismiss in Federal Court resulting in a scathing opinion from the judge of the opposing party and favorable settlement for the individual client.
Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of employer in hotly contested wrongful termination and breach of non-compete agreement matter.
Education, Admissions & Activities
Texas Tech University School of Law
Administrative Law Journal, Executive Managing Editor
Board of Barristers
Abilene Christian University
B.S., Communication, 2013
Volleyball, Student Assistant Coach
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Eastern, Western, Southern
Professional and Community Activities
Texas Bar College
Dallas LGBT Bar Association
National LGBTQ+ Bar Association