Alan B. Graves



Alan Graves joined Neil Dymott as an associate in 2006 and became a shareholder of the firm in 2019. His practice areas include business and employment law, healthcare, professional liability, elder abuse and personal injury litigation. 

Mr. Graves received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was  editor of   Western Environmental Law Update and Environmental Natural Resources Newsletter. While attending    University of Oregon, Mr. Graves served as a legal intern in Quito, Ecuador, where he researched     environmental compliance  issues for Ecuador’s flower industry. He also served as a Law Fellow at Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide in Eugene, Oregon, where he assisted visiting foreign attorneys in case management and  reviewed proposed legislation and environmental impact assessments.  He also worked with attorneys throughout Latin America on trade issues related to international trade agreements such as NAFTA.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. Graves is fluent in Spanish and founded a youth scholarship fund for school children in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He also    facilitated technology and literacy workshops in the Ciuadad Juarez community of Felipe Angeles, Mexico. In addition, Mr. Graves implemented an  English language curriculum at the University de Eloy Alfaro in Manta,  Ecuador.

Prior to joining Neil Dymott, Mr. Graves was a history teacher at Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, California. He also volunteered as a legal assistant at the Center for Justice and Human Rights of the    Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua in Puertas Cabezas,  Nicaragua and the Santa Cruz County Immigration Project.  Mr. Graves attended Ohio State University, where he earned his B.A. in History.


  • University of Oregon, School of Law, J.D.
  • Ohio State University, B.A

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers