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Grayson Miller




Grayson Miller is a partner and attorney in the firm’s Pensacola office where he handles litigation primarily throughout the Florida panhandle and southern Alabama. Grayson is an AV-Rated attorney – the highest legal and ethical rating awarded – by Martindale-Hubbell, has been recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” for “Personal Injury – Defendants” for 2023 and 2024, and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer, Rising Star in 2024.

Grayson’s practice is mostly centered around defending basically all types of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has significant experience handling various types of first- and third-party defense litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration forums, and administrative tribunals. More specifically, Grayson focuses his practice on handling cases involving premises liability, product liability, negligent security, dram shop liability, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, and all other types of personal injury defense and wrongful death actions. Additionally, Grayson has experience handling matters involving complex contract and HOA disputes, construction defects, employment discrimination and retaliation, all types of professional malpractice claims, insurance coverage disputes, admiralty / maritime cases including Limitation of Liability actions, pre-suit global settlements, and taking Examinations Under Oath (EUOs). Previously, Grayson has also handled municipal law issues as counsel for the Town of Jay, Florida. He has handled all facets of cases from pre-suit intake and investigation through trial and appeal including all the way to the Florida Supreme Court. Grayson has over ten jury and bench civil trials to verdict as lead trial counsel and has tried cases to verdict in multiple states.

Grayson is licensed to practice law in Florida and Alabama and maintains an active litigation practice in both states. Additionally, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida and the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Biology and the University of South Carolina School of Law where he received an academic scholarship and was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Law & Education.

Grayson is active in the community. Locally, Grayson currently serves or has served on the Board of Directors for Pensacola Young Professionals (Legal Counsel), Five Flags Rotary (President, 2019-2020), ESRBA’s Young Lawyers Division, Manna Food Bank, Chain Reaction, United Way Advisory Council, and on bikes Pensacola (co-Founder and Vice President); he served on the Vestry of Christ Church Episcopal (including a term as the Clerk); and he is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola. Grayson also regularly volunteers as a judge in local mock trial competitions, and he has participated in the Pensacola American Inns of Court. Grayson was selected as the “Leader of the Year” by Pensacola Young Professionals in 2016, selected as a “Pensacola Rising Star” by in Weekly in 2017, awarded the “Paul Harris Fellow Award” by Five Flags Rotary – the club’s highest award – in 2018, and was presented the Michael A. Doubek Community Service Award by the local bar association (ESRBA) in 2021.

Prior to joining CSK, Grayson worked at another statewide defense firm, and he also opened and established the Pensacola staff counsel office for a Fortune 100 company where he defended all of its litigation in the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama.


Appellate Opinions:

Tawes v. Shwinco Indus., Inc., 135 So. 3d 294 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014) (affirmed summary final judgment in favor of client on the basis of res judicata).

Maines v. Fox, 190 So. 3d 1135 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016) (reversed enforceability of Proposal for Settlement in favor of client and also reversed limitation of expert testimony in favor of client).

Bhatti v. Lavigne Oil Co. of Fla., LLC, 241 So. 3d 774 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018) (affirmed summary final judgment in favor of client on the basis of no breach of duty).

Wallace v. Keldie, 249 So. 3d 747 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018) (affirmed motion to dismiss for fraud upon the court, resulting in an affirmed defense judgment, in favor of client).

Whitfield v. Southern-Owners Ins. Co., 284 So. 3d 991 (Fla. 1st DCA 2019) (affirmed denial of plaintiff’s motion to amend in favor of client).

Seadler v. Marina Bay, 341 So. 3d 1146 (Fla. 1st DCA 2021) (affirmed a denied “for cause” challenge during jury selection raised by Plaintiff thereby upholding a favorable jury verdict for the client.)

Munene v. Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Ass’n, Inc., 350 So. 3d 1244 (Fla. 1st DCA 2022) (affirmed summary final judgment in favor of client in premises liability case confirming client had no material connection to the premises. Separate order provisionally granted entitlement to attorneys’ fees and costs.)

Published Federal Court Opinions:

  • Whitfield v. Southern-Owners Insurance Company, 2020 WL 6938439 (N.D. Fla. 2020) (order granting client’s Motion to Transfer Venue from Panama City Division to Pensacola Division).
  • Durrah v. Bowling Green Inn of Pensacola, LLC, 2020 WL 8910885 (N.D. Fla. 2020) (order granting individual Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Fraudulent Joinder dismissing maintenance manager from premises liability lawsuit with prejudice).
  • Durrah v. Bowling Green Inn of Pensacola, LLC, 2020 WL 8910886 (N.D. Fla. 2020) (order denying Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel, most notably, allowing Defendant to withhold disclosure of accident surveillance until after Plaintiff’s deposition).
  • Durrah v. Bowling Green Inn of Pensacola, LLC, 2021 WL 2099303 (N.D. Fla. 2021) (order denying Plaintiff’s Daubert Motion to restrict or prohibit premises liability expert testimony).
  • Durrah v. Bowling Green Inn of Pensacola, LLC, 2021 WL 4120802 (N.D. Fla. 2021) (order granting Defendant’s Motion for Summary Final Judgment finding sidewalk height differential de minimis and non-negligent).
  • Popp v. MJW Real Estate, LLC, 2021 WL 5033501 (N.D. Fla. 2021) (order granting Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss premises liability action brought by contractor for failing to state a cause of action because owner did not actively participate in construction.)
  • Patrick v. Forster and Howell, Inc., 2023 WL 5227112 (N.D. Fla. 2023) (order granting our client’s Motion for Summary Final Judgment in a slip and fall case based on Plaintiff’s inability to comply with transitory substance statute and also denying Plaintiff’s Motion for Spoliation of Evidence Sanctions.)


  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Five Flags Rotary
  • Chain Reaction
  • Manna Food Bank
  • onbikes Pensacola
  • Leadership Pensacola
  • Pensacola Young Professionals
  • Fiesta Forces
  • United Way of Escambia County
  • Christ Church Episcopal – Vestry

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV-P 2023


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.


  • Florida
  • Alabama
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama
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