Grayson focuses his practice on appellate proceedings and major trial court motions. He represents both private and public entities in cases involving novel or complicated legal questions and complex procedural issues. From his clerkship experience and his own practice, Grayson understands that strong reasoning and clear writing are essential to presenting a client‘s most effective argument to the court.
Grayson has drafted appellate briefs and trial court motions on a wide range of issues, ranging from novel questions of law, federal and state constitutional questions, statutory interpretation, jurisdictional questions, class certification, evidentiary issues, breach of contract, fiduciary duty, employment discrimination, administrative law, and procedural issues. Among his work was representing South Carolina election officials in the 2020 election, defending South Carolina and ultimately prevailing in the United States Supreme Court to ensure the general election was conducted according to South Carolina’s longstanding election code. Grayson has also represented more than 100 members of Congress, including congressional leaders, in the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition to representing clients, Grayson has written law review articles and articles in other legal periodicals on open legal questions or issues on which courts are divided. Grayson’s scholarship has been cited in both merits and certiorari briefing in the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in other federal and state appellate courts.
Before joining Burr Forman McNair, Grayson clerked for the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While in law school, Grayson served as an executive editor of the Duke Law Journal and as a member of the Moot Court Board.