Timothy R. Graves

Managing Partner

  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Timothy R. Graves is the managing partner of the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and serves on the firmwide management committee. He was the original chair of Lewis Brisbois' Healthcare Practice and assisted in building this practice area into one of the nation's largest and most diverse. He is a leading authority on alternative billing measures and manages several national and regional programs.

Mr. Graves has extensive experience representing long term care providers in elder law matters; health maintenance organizations in bad faith litigation, law enforcement entities in cases alleging false arrest, imprisonment, and abuse; healthcare providers in medical negligence cases; medical device manufacturers in products liability cases; hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, rental car companies, food delivery, retail stores, transportation companies, artisans, contractors, and governmental agencies in personal injury and premises liability litigation.  He has tried in excess of 60 cases to jury verdict and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Legal Experience

  • Tried in excess of 60 cases to jury verdict
  • Arbitrated in excess of 200 cases
  • Major trials include issues regarding AIDS exposure, failed sterilization, wrongful death, birth injury, quadriplegia, elder abuse, pharmaceutical malpractice and various medical and personal injury


  • Cumis Issues in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Cases
  • Managed Care in California
  • California Health Care Law
  • California Elder Abuse Statute
  • Current Developments in California Medical Malpractice Law




  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - (Judicial Evaluations Committee)


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Juris Doctor, 1985

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 1982

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