Dedicated exclusively to employment law, The Graves Firm counsels and represents employees and executives across California. Headed by attorney Allen Graves, and supported by a top-flight staff of professional legal assistants, our practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal representation to our clients.


After years of representing Fortune 500 companies as part of one of the nation's largest employment defense practices, Allen Graves founded The Graves Firm to provide individual employees and executives with the same level of service and expertise that corporate defendants employ on their most critical cases.

Since its founding in 2004, The Graves Firm has successfully collected unpaid wages on behalf of more than 200,000 California employees. In addition, Mr. Graves has personally negotiated severance packages for executives at some of the most prominent companies in California.


The Highest Caliber of Representation: Allen Graves received his J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan School of Law. Before founding The Graves Firm, Mr. Graves was associated with the employment law department at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker. During his tenure at Paul Hastings, that firm was ranked by American Lawyer as the best employment law practice in America.

Exclusive Focus on Employment Law: The Graves Firm is dedicated exclusively to employment law. Because California employment law is constantly changing, we believe that specialization is critical to providing the best possible results for our clients

Personal Attention: Allen Graves is personally involved with every matter that The Graves Firm undertakes.