Attorney Benjamin Tompkins participates in panel, authors articles


Graves Garrett is pleased to announce that attorney Benjamin Tompkins recently took part on a panel discussion about bankruptcy fraud and had two separate articles published.

Earlier this month, Tompkins spoke in a breakout session entitled “Bankruptcy and Criminal Law — Strange Bedfellows: An examination of criminal consequences for bankruptcy studying the 2017 U.S. v Lindemuth acquittal” at the Johnson County Bar Association’s 2018 Herbert W. Walton Bench/Bar Conference. He helped provide an overview of the bankruptcy fraud investigative process and applicable criminal statutes, while giving insight to governmental perspective regarding decisions on when and how to charge bankruptcy fraud.

Tompkins served as one of the bankruptcy fraud coordinators and was a member of the United States Trustee’s Bankruptcy Fraud working group as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles.

Additionally, the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City spotlighted Tompkins’ work in a recent edition of an e-newsletter. He presented 18 important takeaways from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” signed into law in December.

The full article can be read here.

Tompkins also co-authored an article for the American Bar Association on cross-examination with United States District Court Judge J. Thomas Marten and attorney Andrew Alexander of Graves Garrett. Their “Tips from the Bench” on cross-examination is part of a series of articles being published by the ABA’s Trial Evidence Committee where experienced trial judges are offering insights regarding trial practice.

The full article can be read here.

Tompkins works closely with individuals and companies, providing guidance and counsel in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. He focuses on civil and criminal tax controversies, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and corporate compliance and has extensive experience successfully defending clients in all types of complex litigation in federal and state courts.

Alexander focuses his practice on representing clients in litigation matters, including commercial litigation, campaign finance and election law, Constitutional law, and white collar criminal defense.