Shelley L. Graves has practiced law since 1994. She has handled personal injury matters of all kinds, including those arising from motorcycle and car accidents, tractor-trailer truck accidents, fall downs, improper sexual conduct, pharmacy prescription errors, product defects, dog bites and tragic incidents resulting in wrongful deaths. In one of her first major negligence cases, she secured a 2.0 million dollar judgment after a jury trial for a youth who suffered the amputation of three fingers when a wood splitter was improperly activated.
Since 2010 Graves has been selected by her peers each year for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. She has been listed multiple times by Super Lawyers magazine, as both a Connecticut Super Lawyer, as well as one of New England's Super Lawyers.
Graves is the co-author of Connecticut Trial Evidence Notebook, published by Lexis Law Publishing. The book features an annual supplement that details new judicial decisions on the law of evidence and is commonly used by lawyers and judges in Connecticut.
Based on her credentials and experience, the Connecticut Superior Court appointed Graves in 2009 to serve as a fact finder / arbitrator for the court's dispute resolution program. Since 2003, she has held an elected seat on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, an organization dedicated to the rights of injured persons within the civil justice system. She is also an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.