317 6th Avenue, Suite 900 Des Moines, IA 50309 Ph: 515-244-9400
E-mail: wtg@grahamlawiowa.com
Phone: (515) 246-1426
Fax: (515) 282-4235
Areas of Practice
  • Trials and Appeals in State and Federal Courts
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Civil Rights and Discrimination Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Agricultural Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law
  • Shareholder and Securities Litigation
Practice Summary

Wes Graham represents individuals and businesses in commercial, employment, and probate matters. His experience includes representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of disputes, including employment, contract, commercial real estate, securities fraud, and estate and trust litigation. Wes also represents individuals and businesses in creditor disputes, including real estate and mechanic’s lien foreclosure litigation. Wes also advises clients on a range of corporate and transactional issues.  Prior to joining the firm, Wes practiced for more than seven years with Henson & Efron, P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Wes is currently licensed to practice in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Representative Experience
  • Successful representation of chief executive officer of publicly-held company in multi-million dollar securities fraud litigation
  • Successful representation of real estate developer in action against contractor for breach of contract based on contractor’s faulty workmanship
  • Obtained attorneys’ fee award in excess of plaintiff’s claim in successful defense of employment dispute
  • Successful representation of beneficiaries in trust dispute against trustees for breaches of fiduciary duty and failure to properly manage trust
  • Counseled and successfully represented in litigation individual shareholders, partners and corporations regarding a variety of business disputes involving acquisitions, control, compensation, unfair dealing and other fiduciary duty issues
  • Counseled and successfully represented employees and employers in disputes involving claims for compensation, discrimination, separation agreements, employment termination, non-compete agreements and other issues
  • Successful representation of personal representatives, guardians, beneficiaries, and heirs in a wide variety of probate disputes, including fiduciary duty issues, accounting issues, and will and trust interpretations
Bar Admissions
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inn of Court
Professional / Academic Honors
  • Selected for inclusion in Great Plains Super Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2012
  • Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review
Community Activities
  • President, Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees
  • Past President, Theodore Roosevelt High School Foundation
Education
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., with honors in American Civilization, cum laude, Middlebury College