• Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2002), with honors
  • Florida State University (B.S., 1999)


  • Justice Charles T. Wells, Florida Supreme Court

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Christine Davis Graves

Christine Davis Graves


Christine Graves is an experienced appellate advocate, regularly handling all aspects of appellate litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Graves concentrates her practice on constitutional litigation, complex commercial litigation, medical malpractice, personal injury, health care, products liability, and insurance coverage issues. She has represented large corporations, insurance companies, manufacturers, and governmental entities, among others, in all of these areas.

In addition to her traditional appellate work, a large part of Ms. Graves's practice involves serving as appellate counsel at trial, through which she has logged countless courtroom hours. This work involves attending trial and assisting with general trial strategy, drafting and arguing complex legal motions both before and during trial, as well as drafting and arguing case dispositive motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions. Having an appellate lawyer at trial not only helps to identify discrete legal issues in developing areas of the law and to preserve errors for appeal, but it also ensures that issues are presented in a way that will be effective on appeal, particularly in light of varying standards of review on appeal. 

Ms. Graves is board certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar. She has repeatedly been listed in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite and selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers for Appellate Practice. She is an active member on The Florida Bar’s Appellate Court Rules Committee, serves as president of the First District Court of Appeal Inn of Court, and served for seven years as an elected member of the Board of Governors of The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar.