Adrianne A. Graves

Adrianne Archer Graves has over a decade of focused experience representing clients in complex probate, trust and fiduciary litigation matters.

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Adrianne Archer Graves has over a decade of focused experience representing clients in complex probate, trust and fiduciary litigation matters. Adri Graves strives to distill these complex legal issues, which are emotionally-charged and often sensitive familial matters, to ensure the best possible resolution for her clients. Ms. Graves has tried cases to verdict in these areas, including first chair trial experience and extensive lead counsel experience. Equally as important as her experience in front of judges and juries, Ms. Graves also strives to obtain favorable resolutions for her clients outside the courtroom when possible.

Raised in San Angelo, Adri Graves brings her small-town values and a West Texas work ethic to her practice. She represents trustees, administrators, executors, beneficiaries and guardians, in addition to representing fiduciaries in administrative matters. Ms. Graves also represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving contracts, fraud, misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

adrianne graves in dress standing on beach with two young daughters

Adri is the proud mother of two daughters and a puppy named Trixie. On navigating the delicate balance of work-life integration:

“My girls are most important. Period. However, maintaining an independent, entrepreneurial spirit is a core value to me. I want my girls to understand that being a lawyer is a significant part of who I am, and I want them to appreciate the balance between family and career.”

Adri is an active member of St. Lukes United Methodist Church where she teaches Sunday School, she is a voracious reader, aspiring chef and enjoys anything that involves being outside.


Representative Matters

  • Represented several large corporate fiduciaries in their respective roles as trustees, executors, and administrators of estates, in both contested lawsuits and administrative matters related to wills, trusts, and estates

  • Represented clients in all types of contested probate, trust and fiduciary litigation through trial, summary judgment and mediation

  • Represented several large corporations and individuals in matters involving various contractual and business tort disputes, including fraud, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims through trial, summary judgment and mediation


Memberships

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Litigation and Probate, Trusts and Estate Section

  • Member, Houston Bar Association; Probate, Trusts and Estate Section

  • Member, Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association

  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association

  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association

  • Member, Attorneys in Tax and Probate

  • Member, Houston Trusts and Estates Club

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law Alumni Association

  • Texas Christian University Alumni Association

  • St. Luke’s Methodist Church

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association


Presentations & Publications

  • Speaker/Author, “Guardianships A to Z,” Guardian and Attorney Ad Litem Certification Course, South Texas College of Law, 2014

  • Co-Author, “Step-Monsters and Step-Kids,” South Texas College of Law, 2013

  • Speaker/Author, “Initiating Guardianship Proceedings,” Guardian and Attorney Ad Litem Certification Course, South Texas College of Law, 2012

  • Speaker, Author, “Guardianships A to Z,” Wills and Probate Institute, Houston Bar Association, 2012

  • Speaker, “Dependent Administration from A to Z,” Wills and Probate Institute, Houston Bar Association, 2011

  • Author, “Restricting Kelo: Will Redefining Blight in Senate Bill 7 Be the Light at the End of the Tunnel?,” St. Mary’s Law Journal, 2006


Education

J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2007

Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
St. Mary’s Law Journal, Editorial Board

B.A., Texas Christian University, 2004


Admissions

Texas
U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. Texas


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