Our lawyers understand the complexity of personal injury cases and aggressively pursue the best resolution of all cases. We achieve extraordinary results for our clients. Graves McLain is an “AV” rated firm, the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, for legal ability and ethics. With a reputation backed up by results, hiring Graves McLain means a high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, and diligence. Click here to view some of our past case results.
We know that the success of a client’s case is determined by two factors: 1) the willingness of the attorney to take the client’s case to trial; and 2) the attorney’s ability to succeed in front of a jury. We are ready to do what it takes to get our clients top dollar settlements by devoting all our firm’s resources from the moment we take a case. Every case is prepared for trial from the beginning. If a lawsuit is necessary, we pursue litigation aggressively to put the case in the best position to settle without a trial.
To get the compensation an accident victim deserves, his or her attorney needs experience in handling personal injury claims. Our lawyers have extensive experience fighting and winning against powerful corporations, insurance companies, and state agencies, in high-profile personal injury litigation. With a successful background and an impressive record of winning cases, our lawyers can often reach a favorable settlement for clients before the case goes to trial.
Regardless of social or economic status, at Graves McLain, we value all our clients and take on cases with integrity, hard work, and dedication. We remove socio-economic status from the equation and level the playing field. We take all our cases on a contingency basis – this means that if we do not recover money for a client, then the client does not owe us anything. We advance all related costs to each case out of our pocket.
Additionally, we have the money and resources to properly litigate cases that may take a long time – medical malpractice, commercial truck wrecks, etc. Our goal is to level the playing field for our clients by providing superior legal representation, achieved by spending a high volume of time and monetary resources on cases.
Daniel Graves is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, maintains the highest AVVO rating of 10 out of 10, and has repeatedly been chosen for Oklahoma Super Lawyer. Dan has also been featured in Oklahoma Magazine as “Best of the Best” Lawyer in Oklahoma. He appeared on NBC’s Dateline regarding the firm’s prosecution of a state agency, and he has had numerous cases featured on the front page of the Tulsa World.
Chad McLain has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements, awards, and verdicts for his clients. Because he is a former insurance claims specialist, he knows the claims and litigation side of the insurance industry. Chad is a leader in the field of personal injury law and is active through various professional and university-affiliated organizations. He currently serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Association for Justice. Chad has been recognized as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers every year since 2011.
Managing Attorney Rachel Gusman is a passionate advocate for her clients’ rights. She has procured millions of dollars by verdict and settlement on behalf of clients, and in 2012, Rachel secured an $11 million settlement, through the National Vaccine Compensation Program, on behalf of her client. She has been recognized for her professional achievements and industry recognition as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers 2010-2011 and 2014-2021.
Shea Bielby is an associate attorney with Graves McLain. Prior to joining Graves McLain, Shea was employed with another prominent firm in Tulsa. He is experienced in personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, civil rights, motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death.
Shea strives to make his clients comfortable and confident during the firm’s handling of their case. He takes a thoughtful and steadfast approach to personal injury claims. He believes that every client deserves to be heard, cared for, and compensated fairly.
Associate attorney Melissa E. Webb has extensive experience in personal injury cases including those involving motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. Prior to joining Graves McLain Melissa served as in-house counsel for a large insurance carrier where she litigated workers compensation injury cases, and she was in private practice operating her own law firm handling domestic and personal injury cases.
Our team at Graves McLain knows the value of connecting with and serving our community. Our team volunteers their time to various community and charitable organizations such as “Lawyers Against Hunger” and “Tulsa Lawyers for Children.” Additionally, our firm started a backpack drive in 2016 to benefit school children in underprivileged areas of the Tulsa Public School system. We are proud to say the program continues to grow yearly. Our attorneys and staff have donated countless hours to local charitable organizations and sponsored many non-profit events. Also, Dan and Rachel have both served as prosecutors for the Oklahoma Medical Board.
The attorneys at Graves McLain care about helping other attorneys by teaching continuing education classes on medical negligence, personal injury, and trial practice. Dan Graves has served as faculty for continuing legal education seminars in personal injury trial work, medical negligence advocacy, wrongful death law, and legal writing. Chad McLain is active in university-affiliated organizations and currently serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the TCBA (Tulsa County Bar Association) and OAMIC (Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company).