J. Graves Theus, Jr. ("Graves") is a fourth generation Louisiana lawyer with deep roots in this community.
He received an LL.M. in Tax Law from Boston University School of Law in 1997, after graduating, cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1996. He practiced in Seattle, Washington until 1999, when he was invited to join a large prestigious Louisiana law firm. He was a shareholder there until 2013, when he began his private practice.
Graves is certified by the Louisiana State Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Administration, as well as Tax Law, and is an approved title agent. Graves is also accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist veterans with their pension claims.
Graves has served as a trustee, member, and officer for numerous community charitable organizations, as well as the Estate Planning Advisory Commission and Tax Law Advisory Commission of the Louisiana State Bar Association.