Demetria Graves In The News:
Amazon: "When Women Run the Firm", already a #1 New Release on Amazon (2021)
Demetria Graves' new book, 'When Women Run the Firm: How to successfully launch and manage your law practice with confidence’, gives women lawyers a step-by-step guide to law firm ownership and will feature interviews with 7 successful law firm founders.
Los Angeles daily Journal:
Profiled in the Daily Journal article: "Mindful of Impact: Demetria Graves knows divorces affect whole families, approaches cases as a peacemaker" (2021)
Daily Journal's 'Top Women Lawyers' (2021)
Los Angeles Business Journal Women's Leadership Awards Nominee (2021)
Demetria Graves is featured in Select Podcast Guests' 5 Part Blog Series highlighting "Women Podcasters Rocking It In 2021"
The title of the feature is, "Demetria L. Graves: Host of Legally Uncensored with Demetria L. Graves - Helping People Navigate The Legal System."
Demetria Graves is featured in the VoyageLA article, "Exploring Life & Business with Demetria L. Graves of The Graves Law Firm"
Profiled in the Spring 2021 issue of Professional Woman's Magazine.
The article, 'Meet Demetria Graves: The Attorney Leading Women in Law
The Graves Law Firm is proud to announce that it's owner, Demetria Graves, Certified Family Law Specialist, is featured as the 2/8/21 'Black Business Women Rock!' Business Spotlight!
US News & World Report: How Much Divorce Attorney Fees Cost
As noted, they can be high. Demetria Graves, a certified family law specialist and managing partner of The Graves Law Firm in Los Angeles, says that if both spouses hire an attorney, costs can range from $2,500 to $50,000.
Assuming some smelling salts have now revived you, keep in mind that how much you spend on a divorce attorney depends, according to Graves, on whether you have a simple dissolution taking up about five hours of an attorney's time or a much more complex one, taking up around 20 hours. It also is based on what you'll pay to divorce in Los Angeles. If you live in a town with a lower cost of living, you'll pay less.
Generally, you pay these fees, according to Graves, on a retainer. She says: "If your matter exceeds the retainer, you are charged at the hourly rate of anywhere from $200 to $2,000 an hour."
Los Angeles Business Journal: Thriving In Their 40's-Los Angeles’ Leading Professionals
Demetria Graves attended Loyola Law School, and six months after passing the bar, opened her own family law practice in her hometown of Pasadena at the age of 25. Graves is currently a leading family law attorney, who has also become a Certified Family Law Specialist. She also serves as the Secretary of the Family Law Executive Committee with the California Lawyers Association and currently serves as the co-chair of the African American Alumni Association, Loyola Law School, assisting law school attendees to successfully complete law school. She is a mentor to several law students and young attorneys. Graves is also an adjunct professor, and has taught at Abraham Lincoln Law School and West Los Angeles Community College. Additionally, she serves as a Judge Pro Tem with the Los Angeles Superior Court. She also has a podcast called “Legalish,” that discusses celebrity-related family law issues for those facing similar challenges.
I came into Attorney Graves office as I imagine most do, at one of the worst times in my life. I was full of anger and questions, and I needed help. Demetria started answering my questions, and immediately helped me understand the process and the best ways to get through it. Ms. Graves was there to assist, advise and guide me through this very difficult time. She offered more than just legal counsel; she gave me a heads up as to what I might expect to see plus ways to handle the situations and people. She was there to help me get the best results, and came through every time, including helping me retain custody of my three kids. I have already recommended her to several people and will continue to do so. - Brian Beck- Brian Beck
I would like to thank the law office of Demetria Graves. You never know what life can throw at you, and contacting an attorney can be a sensitive time. When I first contacted the office, I was greeted by the staff with warmth and professionalism, and compassion. I appreciated this very much. In the event should I need legal services again, I will contact her office. Once again, thank you for the services regarding my case. - Amy Roberts- Amy Roberts
I have a small girl whom I've been completely involved with since her birth, despite her mother and I having never been married. We had a mutual agreement that the courts never needed to be involved, and everything would be 50/50. But eventually she filed for full custody, demanding I see my little girl 2 days a month. All this after 3 years without incident. Frankly, I was scared. She had retained an attorney, but I could not afford one. We ultimately came to an agreement which held briefly. I thought my child was residing out of town with her mother for 4 months, when in fact, she was only 12 minutes away. At this point I immediately asked a friend in the law field for help. That friend came up with Demetria L. Graves. Upon meeting Ms. Graves, I was immediately impressed with her demeanor. Previous potential counselors were unnecessarily "cut-throat." One went as far as to say "I'll get you full custody and MAKE her pay you support. We'll stick it to her!" This coming from a lawyer at a large and well-to-do firm. Demetria asked me what I wanted, as opposed to telling me what to do just to get even. She understood my position and respected it. Demetria also never hesitated to tell me when my approach to the situation was wrong. She moved quickly and her assistant, Sabrina, kept me informed every step of the way, via phone, email, and mail. Access to her newsletter led me to hold Demetria in even higher regard as a person truly dedicated to their field and wanting to help others understand it. I now have joint custody of my little girl, with equal time/expenses shared. All I wanted was fair treatment for my Baby Girl, which is; both parents in her life. I have, and will continue to refer Demetria Graves to anyone in need of counsel. - Crescen Bacon- Crescen Bacon
I used Ms. Graves services for my divorce last year and I found her and her staff to be very efficient. Sometimes when I was worried about something she would calm me down and say that everything was going to be OK. She was right every time. I would recommend her to anyone. She is a very good lawyer! Sabrina, her assistant, is great at responding quickly when you have a question. Thank you both for your services! - Sandra Castaneda- Sandra Castaneda
I cannot express enough my gratitude for the efforts made to my case. Demetria was truly attentive, patient and essentially was able to close my case with ease. I am very appreciative of her efforts and will most definitely call her should I need her services again. - John Williams- John Williams
At each of our meetings the interest Demetria took, coupled with the way she listened to my personal situation gave her the facts she needed to produce an excellent strategy that proved to be invaluable and ultimately brought us success in court. That was such a happy day for me. One that I have replayed in my mind time and time again. I would definitely, without hesitation, retain Demetria again if any situation arose in my life where I needed legal assistance because she is a brilliant attorney armed with an essence of quality, professionalism and who gets results! - Charlesetta M. Long- Charlesetta M. Long
I chose Attorney Demetria Graves for my divorce attorney based on what she said that she would try to accomplish for me. Well, all I can say is that she definitely delivered, and I am - once again- in control of my life. Thanks Demetria! - Ton Nelson- Ton Nelson
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Demetria for the excellent work I received from her firm. When I first came to her office with my child custody case, I was distraught and afraid of what was to come in the months ahead. She was considerate and compassionate and best of all she gave me hope, which I had not received from any other attorney. I can not thank Demetria enough for the strength and guidance she provided me. I was very pleased with the results of my case, and highly recommend her firm. - Aurora- Aurora