Dan Graves has spent over 20 years as a medical malpractice attorney recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people injured by the negligence of others. His successes in complex litigation include medical negligence, wrongful death, civil rights violation cases, and insurance bad faith.
Dan has extensive experience fighting and winning against powerful corporations, insurance companies, and state agencies, in high-profile litigation. Dan has been quoted in the New York Times in connection with his firm’s wrongful death claim against a national healthcare provider for the insulin overdose and death of a patient.
Dan has appeared in Lawyers USA regarding the firm’s $20,000,000.00 wrongful death verdict in connection with the death of a foster child. He has appeared on NBC’s Dateline with respect to the firm’s prosecution of a State agency for the wrongful death of a toddler while in daycare. He has had numerous cases featured on the front page of the Tulsa World involving civil rights violations, personal injuries to clients, and death claims.
Dan recognizes that the settlement values of his client’s cases are valued, in large part, by two things: 1) the willingness of their attorney to take the client’s case to trial; and 2) their attorney’s ability to succeed in front of a jury. Dan has tried numerous cases to successful jury verdicts for his clients – whether their claim involved soft tissue injuries (whiplash) in a car wreck, or the death of a loved one.
Dan is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly chosen for Oklahoma Super Lawyer. He maintains the highest AVVO rating of 10 out of 10. Dan has been featured in Oklahoma Magazine readers as a “Best of the Best” Lawyer in Oklahoma.
Dan is a frequent lecturer. He has served as faculty for continuing legal education seminars in personal injury trial work, medical negligence advocacy, wrongful death law, and legal writing. His pro bono work includes volunteering his time and resources for various community and charitable organizations like “Lawyers Fighting Hunger” and “Tulsa Lawyers for Children”.
- University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1995
- University of Tulsa, B.A., 1991
- Admitted to the Bar, 1995
- Oklahoma State Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- American Bar Association
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- Tulsa County Bar Association
- Oklahoma Association for Justice (Board of Directors)
- American Association for Justice
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Recognitions & Contributions
- Named “Top Lawyer Oklahoma”, Super Lawyers Magazine
- Rated “AV Preeminent”, Martindale Hubbell
- Voted “Best of the Best”, Oklahoma Magazine
- Voted "Top Lawyer", Tulsa People
- Special Prosecutor, Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervisor
- Phi Delta Phi, Alumni
- Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards
- Professional Responsibility
- Legal Research and Writing
- Recipient, Philip Allen Porta Memorial Scholarship for Legal Ethics
Faculty of Continuing Legal Education
- 2015: Damages in Personal Injury Cases
- 2014: Damages in Personal Injury Cases
- 2013: Jury Deliberation from the Inside (Trial Presenter)
- 2013: Law Firm Management
- 2013: Plaintiff’s Perspective on Douglas v. Cox
- 2011: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
- 2007: Successful Medical Malpractice Cases
- 2003: Advanced Legal Drafting
- Tulsa, Oklahoma