Email Address
douglas.miller@csklegal.com Telephone:
(850) 483-5910 Office Location:
Pensacola
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Grayson Miller

Partner

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.  His 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, construction defects, 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 complex contract and HOA disputes, defending business entities in employment discrimination and retaliation cases, representing insurance carriers in coverage disputes, handling 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 trying multiple jury and bench trials as lead trial counsel through 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 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 onbikes 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 by inWeekly as a “Pensacola Rising Star” in 2017, awarded the “Paul Harris Fellow Award” in 2018 – the highest club award given – by Five Flags Rotary, 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.

Publications

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).

Published Federal Court Opinions:

Whitfield v. Southern-Owners Insurance Company, 2020 WL 6938439 (N.D. Fla. 2020) (order granting Defendant’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).

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 (N.D. Fla. 2021) (order granting Defendant’s Motion for Summary Final Judgment finding sidewalk height differential de minimis and non-negligent).

  • 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
  • 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