Home | Offices | 816.256.3181

Graves Garrett Adds Former U.S. Army Judge Advocate, Federal Prosecutor to its Legal Team

Graves Garrett is pleased to welcome former U.S. Army counsel and federal prosecutor Ben Hurst to its team of attorneys – a move that grows the number of firm attorneys with a background of representing the government.

Prior to joining Graves Garrett, Hurst served as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate, where he specialized in the areas of labor and employment law in addition to administrative law. Additionally, he served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Kentucky. Graves Garrett is led by former federal and state prosecutors and an FBI Special Agent, and at the firm, Hurst will provide legal counsel to individuals and businesses in the areas of commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense litigation, compliance and internal investigations.

“We are thrilled to have Ben on our team as we continue to leverage our investigative and legal experience to secure favorable outcomes for clients in the most threatening environments,” said Todd Graves, name partner at Graves Garrett. “Ben’s proven experience of successfully representing the Army as well as serving as a federal prosecutor is exactly the type of experience our clients need behind them to emerge victorious in their matters.”

As a Judge Advocate for the Army, Hurst’s work included representing the Army in litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board and in negotiations and other labor matters under the Federal Labor Relations Act. Hurst managed a docket with scores of cases each month as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, where he represented the government in criminal litigation that included crimes of assault, larceny and drugs.

Hurst earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he served as executive editor of the Virginia Law Review, and received an A.B. in Economics while minoring in Russian and Humanities at Washington University in Saint Louis, Mo.

Graves Garrett, LLC, represents businesses and executives nationwide in commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense litigation, and all levels of legal compliance. The firm offers comprehensive and creative solutions to complex legal problems along with unparalleled client service and a true commitment to obtaining the best result possible.

Kansas City, Missouri


Attorney Kansas City



Law Firm Kansas CityAttorney Kansas City