Meet Our Attorney, Patrick Michael McGraw
Experience, Awards, and Education

Mission Statement of McGraw Law P.C. in Roanoke, VA

The mission of McGraw Law P.C. is to provide effective legal representation to all clients at all times. We strive to always maintain open and clear communication with the client on all issues about their case. We make sure to always provide clients with prompt, competent, and compassionate legal services.

Practical Experience of Attorney Patrick Michael McGraw

Patrick Michael McGraw helps real families solve very real problems. He understands that family is the single most important thing. He takes the approach to our practice and always remembers that regardless of how many clients he represents, the individual client’s family is the only one they have. Thus, their case is always the most important, and he tries hard to never lose sight of this reality.

In all domestic and family law cases he protects and upholds the client’s rights to the greatest extent allowable under the law. At the same time, he works hard to foster and encourage a loving, healthy, and nurturing family relationship as much as possible for all involved.

License
Admitted to Bar in IA in 2000

Primary state of practice
VA 2004

Other states
IA 2000

Federal Court Admissions:

  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Publications:

  • Drake Law Review – 2000
  • Criminal Law Newsletter – 2000
  • Drake Law Review – 1999
  • Criminal Law Newsletter – 1999
  • Drake Law Review – 1998
  • Criminal Law Newsletter – 1998

Speaking Engagements:

  • Law Merit Badge Counselor – Boy Scouts of America – 2017
  • Roanoke Valley Association of Legal Professionals – Child Removal and Foster Care Process in Virginia – 2015

Honors and Awards:

  • Named 1 of 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Virginia – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • President’s Circle Top Attorney of North America – 2019
  • Client Champion Award – 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Exclusive Diamond Top Attorney of North America – 2018
  • Pinnacle Professional and Top Attorney – 2018
  • A Top Family Law Attorney in North America – 2017, 2016
  • Outstanding Professional Award – 2006
  • Eagle Scout – 1990
  • Highest Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Award for Excellence in Volunteer Work

Memberships:

  • Roanoke City Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Delta Theta Pi Legal Fraternity
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Additional Information:
I am a father with two children of my own, and I know first hand how important family is, and how critical it is that all family-law situations be handled properly, and effectively.

Education
Law school: Drake University, J.D., with high honors, 2000
University/College: William Penn College, B.A –  Pre Law, with highest honors, 1997
Other education: Ricks College (BYU Idaho) –  Pre Law, with High Honors, 1995

Our Responsibility with Client Representation:
McGraw Law P.C. holds the confidence of clients in the absolute highest esteem. We will never divulge the identity of any client, without first obtaining their express permission. Many references are available upon request.