Todd Graves featured in ABA Journal story highlighting attorneys with unique interests outside of law

The ABA Journal recently used Graves Garrett founding partner Todd Graves as the focus of a story highlighting attorneys with other jobs outside of the legal industry.

Graves describes himself as a “seventh-generation rancher” in addition to his duties with the firm. The dual roles on his farm in Edgerton, Missouri and at his office in downtown Kansas City are detailed in the lengthy feature. Playing off the contemporary term for secondary interests, the article focuses on various attorneys but opens with an observation that Graves “learned early on that his cows don’t care about his day job.”

The full article on attorneys who “have essentially built second careers—making money, gaining recognition, building brands and reporting a level of satisfaction they think wouldn’t be possible working in law alone” can be read here.

The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association, one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations with over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.

Graves represents clients nationwide before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. His areas of experience include white collar criminal defense, political speech and election law, internal investigations, regulatory compliance, and complex commercial litigation.

Raised on a family farm near Tarkio, Missouri, Graves has been married 28 years to his wife, Tracy. The couple has four children, and they reside on a 270 acre farm north of Kansas City that has been in the family since 1867.