Staff member Rick Graves, JD, CFP ®

Rick Graves, JD, CFP ®


Rick Graves is a founding partner of Ascendor Wealth, LLC and a practicing attorney with Graves May, PLLC. 

Rick Graves earned a B.A. from Clearwater Christian College. He then graduated with honors (summa cum laude) from the University of Akron where he received his Juris Doctorate and Master of Taxation. Rick has practiced tax and estate planning law for the past twenty-one years. He teaches CFP® certification education classes in estate planning at UNC Wilmington. Rick personally holds his CFP®, Series 66 and 7 along with a North Carolina Life, Accident and Health, and Medicare Supplement & Long-Term Care Agent licenses.

Rick enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and three sons, serving in his church and community, and cheering for Florida State Seminole football. Rick is proud to be a retired Army Green Beret and JAG Officer.