Biography

Jacqueline K. Graves practices in the Firm’s Litigation Department. Jackie is an experienced litigator with a diverse practice representing a range of businesses and individuals on both the trial and appellate court levels. In particular, she has extensive experience representing lenders, where she has prosecuted complex suits to recover from borrowers and guarantors on multi-million dollar loans. Another major area of her practice involves trust and estate litigation, where she has prosecuted and defended trust and will contests, trust reformations, and actions against trustees.

Jackie also has a robust municipal law practice, regularly advising cities and agencies on a number of issues from the Sunshine Law to complex litigation, including the use of eminent domain. She regularly defends municipalities and police officers against civil rights claims. In addition, Jackie has served as the prosecuting attorney for municipalities in the St. Louis area, including the City of Kirkwood and the City of Maplewood.

Jackie regularly practices before state and federal courts in the bi-state region. 

Jackie serves on the boards of Aim High St. Louis and the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis. She is also a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Communications Committee. Jackie was selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch for 2021.

In law school, Jackie served as an editor of the St. Louis University Law Journal. She was a member of the National Moot Court Team, winning second place at the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. She also received the Judge Robert G. Dowd, Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award.

Jackie is a member of the Firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Recipient of various Academic Excellence Awards
    • Recipient, Judge Robert G. Dowd, Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal, editor
  • Washington University in St. Louis (M.A., 2006)
    • History
  • Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., with honors, 2006)
    • History and Political Science

Legal Background

  • Interim prosecuting attorney, City of Maplewood (2018-present)
  • Prosecuting Attorney, City of Kirkwood (2013-2016)
  • Judicial extern, Hon. David D. Noce, U.S. District, Eastern District of Missouri (August-November 2011)
  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2010, 2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Communications Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (2017-present)
  • Board member, Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis (2018-present)
  • Litigation Section, American Bar Association

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board member, Aim High St. Louis (2018-present)

Firm Committees

  • Member, Recruiting Committee
Firm Highlights
Diversity & Inclusion

Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast Hosts Ronald A. Norwood to Discuss Mentorship, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry, and the Importance of Equity for All

More
Client Alert

New York State Regulator Discourages Ransomware Payments and Publishes New Cyber Insurance Risk Framework

More
Client Alert

CROWN Act Legislation on the Verge of Passage in St. Louis City & County

More
Client Alert

Have You Done Your Annual CCPA Housekeeping?

More
News

Jeremy P. Brummond’s Article on Waivers of Consequential Damages is Published in Construction Executive

More
Client Alert

Public Access to Electronic Court Records in Missouri

More
Client Alert

COVID-19 Rescue Plan Act Expands Paid Leave Availability but Does Not Revive Employer Mandates

More
News

Lindsay S. C. Brinton and Meghan S. Largent Negotiate $1.4 Million Settlement for Landowners along Legacy Trail

More
Client Alert

Temporary COBRA Changes Under the American Rescue Plan Act

More
Client Alert

Virginia Passes Sweeping Data Privacy Legislation Similar to CCPA and GDPR

More
News

Brian P. Pezza Gives Advice on Vaccination Acceptance in the Workforce in Society for Human Resource Management Article

More
Diversity & Inclusion

Lewis Rice Member Ronald A. Norwood Serves on Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyers of Color to Establish Diversity, Inclusion Programs

More
Diversity & Inclusion

Two Lewis Rice Members Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

More
Client Alert

Model COBRA Notices Under the American Rescue Plan Act

More
Client Alert

Supreme Court Hands Down Unanimous Decision Limiting FTC’s Ability to Seek Monetary Relief

More
News

Jerina D. Phillips Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Advice for Employers in St. Louis Magazine Article

More
News

Kansas City Office of Lewis Rice Names New Member

More
Diversity & Inclusion

Fatima G. Khan Elected President of South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

More
Client Alert

Federal Appellate Court Determines a Website Is Not a “Place of Public Accommodation” Under the ADA

More
News

Meghan S. Largent and Lindsay S. C. Brinton Negotiate $700,000 Award to Cobb County, Georgia Landowners in Rails-to-Trails Case

More