John J. Graves Jr. has over 40 years experience as a Trial Attorney in Southern Nevada, representing both Plaintiff’s and Defendants in civil and criminal cases in State an Federal Courts, including numerous jury and bench trials. He is an experienced arbitrator, mediator and short trial district judge. Attorney Graves has been a resident of Southern Nevada since 1973 and as such has developed strong ties to the Las Vegas legal community.

Professional Experience

  • 1973–Present JOHN J. GRAVES, ESQ., P.C., Las Vegas, NV
    Trial Attorney/Arbitrator/Mediator/Short Trial Judge

    • Criminal Defense
    • Domestic Relations
    • Civil Litigation (State/Federal Courts: NV), Contracts, Probate, Estates
    • Qualified Arbitrator with Nevada Mandatory Arbitration Program since its inception
    • District Judge Pro Tempore in Short Trial Program since its inception in 2002
  • 1972-1977 Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office – Chief Deputy, City Attorney
  • 1977-1979 Long & Graves
  • 1979-1981 Graves & Potter
  • 1983-2016 Graves & Leavitt
  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Relations
  • Civil Litigations
  • Guardianships
  • Hearing Officer
  • Department of Personnel for 20 years

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney

John J. Graves has represented defendants in various criminal cases, such as domestic battery, soliciting, reckless driving, DUI, and more serious crimes such as sexual assault, robbery, burglary and murder, just to name a few.

Las Vegas DUI Attorney

John Graves has argued a DUI case before the United Supreme Court in jury trials. He has handled over 1,000 DUI cases in his career. DUI cases are serious offenses; a third offense conviction in seven years carries automatic prison time. As well, the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend a driver’s license after a DUI conviction. John Graves will analyze the DUI case in detail well before trial and apprise the client of trial strategy and potential outcomes. Many DUI cases can be reduced or even dismissed outright. John Graves will do anything legal and ethical to help you win a DUI case.


To learn more about our firm, contact us in Las Vegas to schedule a consultation for your case at (702) 385-7277.

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