Whitley R. Graves has earned the reputation of being a prepared, aggressive and effective trial lawyer in the Shreveport-Bossier City area and in many other areas in and out of Louisiana. He restricts his practice solely to DWI/DUI cases and his dedication to obtaining the best possible resolutions for people accused of DWI/DUI is recognized by judges and prosecuting attorneys as well as law enforcement personnel.

His 46 year career in the justice system started with the Louisiana State Police which included patrol duties, as an original member of the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force in Shreveport, and as a Detective. While working in law enforcement, Whitley earned degrees in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from LSU Shreveport and obtained certificates in the fields of Field Sobriety Tests for intoxicated drivers and as an evidence technician for crime labs. After retiring from law enforcement, Whitley graduated from the LSU Law Center before joining the Bossier-Webster District Attorney’s Office where he retired as chief prosecutor. Now in private practice he relies on his prior experiences to understand police tactics and prosecutors’ techniques.

Graves has tried more than 100 jury trials and literally thousands of bench trials methodically sifting through the innocuous and pinpoints the specific legal issues that need to be addressed. He has presented more than 60 matters before appellate courts including the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana Courts along with the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Graves is a member of the Louisiana State Bar, a three time Past Master of Temple Lodge Masons F&AM, Past Director of the Royal Order of Jesters, a Knight Commander in the Court of Honour for the Scottish Rite and serves as an Ambassador and Master of Ceremonies for the El Karubah Shrine.


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