1501 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207



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Direct Line: 904.380.8085
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Assistant: Jennifer Bunnell
Phone: 904.598.9282

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Securities & Banking
  • FINRA/SEC/State Regulatory
  • Professional Liability
  • Contracts/Commercial
  • Foreclosures
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collection Matters



  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude)
    •      Law Review
  • Florida State University, B.S., Finance


  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Civic Organizations and Volunteer Work:

  • American Red Cross - Northeast Florida Region, Board of Directors

  • St. Johns Presbyterian Kindergarten & Preschool, Board of Directors (2014 – 2016)

Lawton R. Graves

Lawton R. Graves is a litigation associate with experience handling matters involving securities disputes, regulatory investigations, compliance with state and federal securities laws, broker-dealers, financial services firms, business disputes, complex commercial litigation, personal injury, foreclosures, bankruptcy and collection matters.

Mr. Graves graduated magna cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law in the top 10% of his class, was an active member of the FSU Law review, and received the Book Award as the best student in Secured Transactions (UCC: Article 9). Prior to attending law school, Mr. Graves earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida State University.

Before joining Murphy and Anderson in 2010, Mr. Graves’s work experience included a position as a summer associate with the Jacksonville office of McGuireWoods, LLP. While earning his undergraduate degree, Mr. Graves also worked with the Jacksonville State Attorney’s Office and participated in the Jacksonville Collegiate Leadership Program.

Mr. Graves was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from the International Baccalaureate program at the Stanton College Preparatory School. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

Florida Bar Association, Member
Jacksonville Bar Association, Member