education

  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2002), with honors
  • Florida State University (B.A., 1999)

related industries

clerkships

  • Justice Charles T. Wells, Florida Supreme Court

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Christine Davis Graves

Christine Davis Graves

Shareholder
Tallahassee
T: 850.513.3606
F: 850.222.0398

Christine Graves is an experienced appellate advocate, regularly handling all aspects of appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Graves concentrates her practice on constitutional litigation, complex commercial litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, health care, products liability, and insurance coverage issues. She has represented large corporations, insurance companies, manufacturers, and governmental entities, among others, in all of these areas.

In addition to her traditional appellate work, a large part of Ms. Graves's practice involves serving as appellate counsel at trial, through which she has logged countless courtroom hours. This work involves attending trial and assisting with general trial strategy, drafting and arguing complex legal motions both before and during trial, as well as drafting and arguing case dispositive motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions.  Having an appellate lawyer at trial not only helps preserve errors for appeal, but it also ensures that issues are presented in a way that will be effective on appeal and it takes the pressure off trial counsel who are dealing with the many intricacies and complex issues involved in preparing for trial.

Ms. Graves is board certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar. She has repeatedly been listed in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite and selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers for Appellate Practice.  She is an active member on The Florida Bar’s Appellate Court Rules Committee, serves on the Executive Committee of the First District Court of Appeal Inn of Court, and served for seven years as an elected member of the Board of Governors of The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar.

Prior to joining the firm, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles T. Wells of the Florida Supreme Court.