Herbert M. Graves
HERBERT M. GRAVES Herbert M. Graves served as the Assistant United States Trustee for the Western District of Oklahoma 1991 to 2010. He received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology degree (1963) and his Juris Doctorate degree (1969) from the University of Oklahoma. He received a diploma from the United States Army War College in 1983. Mr. Graves is a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. He served as Chairperson of the OBA’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section from 1987-1988, a member of the their Board from 1984 through 2010 and as Chairperson of the OCBA’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Section from 1991-1992. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the OCBA from 1998 to 2002 and as Chairperson of the OCBA’s Continuing Legal Education Committee from 1995 to 2002. Mr. Graves was co-author of the United States House of Representatives version of the “Family Farm Bankruptcy Act of 1985" identified as H.R. 1399. He provided testimony on behalf of the “Farm Bankruptcy Amendments” in hearings before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law of the Committee on the Judiciary. During his tenure as assistant United States trustee he supervised the administration of more than 166,700 bankruptcy cases and the disbursement of more than $531,000,000. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of South Korea invited Mr. Graves to present a paper at their 2010 International Symposium on Insolvency Law where he was one of three international speakers addressing the issue of “Role Distribution in Insolvency Proceedings”. The symposium was held in Seoul, Korea in September, 2010. Mr. Graves has also been the lecturer for several Oklahoma Bar Association continuing legal education programs on various bankruptcy topics. For more than 27 years he has been the program planner and moderator of the OBA’s Annual Basic Bankruptcy Program. He was recipient of the 1994 Oklahoma Bar Association’s “Earl Sneed Continuing Legal Education Award” for outstanding contribution to the continuing legal education of Oklahoma attorneys and the 2002 Oklahoma County Bar Association’s “Professional Service Award”.