Graves Garrett bolsters multiple practice areas with addition of seasoned, accomplished litigator

Graves Garrett LLC is pleased to announce the addition of litigation attorney Jim Humphrey to the firm.

Humphrey brings more than 20 years of substantial legal experience to a multifaceted and wide-ranging private practice. He focuses on all aspects of commercial and business, class-action and multiparty, and securities litigation, while also providing notable depth to the firm’s high-profile work in white collar criminal defense, government investigations, compliance and regulatory enforcement, and professional liability and malpractice claims.

In addition to a notable track record of success as an accomplished trial attorney with experience at an Am Law 100 law firm, Humphrey also spent time as a lawyer with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), adding to his unique and valuable perspective in handling complex litigation.

“Jim only adds to our ability to handle matters nationwide with informed and efficient counsel, especially in sensitive and high-profile matters involving government agencies,” Graves Garrett partner Eddie Greim said. “He has a proven ability to navigate high-stakes situations, while maximizing beneficial outcomes for clients of wide-ranging size and across the full spectrum of industries. We look forward to utilizing his skillset to continue building up our strengths.”

Prior to entering private practice, Humphrey served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gary A. Fenner in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. In 2015, he joined the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement and served five years as a Senior Trial Attorney while handling investigations and litigation across the nation. This included solicitation fraud and Ponzi schemes, virtual currency investments, spoofing involving electronic trading, insider trading, and money laundering schemes.

Humphrey also holds the title of Government Relations Liaison for the Kansas and Western District of Missouri Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and serves as a mentor for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy. He is also a past president of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City. Humphrey completed his undergraduate studies at Metropolitan State University in Denver, later earned his law degree from Creighton University School of Law and is a 2014 graduate of the FBI’s Citizens Academy.