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Grayson joined Reed Smith in 1999 after the firm combined with Hazel & Thomas.  Previously, he was a partner with the firm of Hazel, Beckhorn & Hanes.  He is a member of the Complex Litigation Group in the Tysons office.  Grayson's practice focuses on general litigation, civil matters, and with a focus on eminent domain, land use, real estate litigation, local government, corporate and general business litigation.


  • George Washington University Law School, 1963, J.D.
  • University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, 1960, B.A.

  • Virginia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State Supreme Court - Virginia

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Foundation
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference – Member
  • George Mason Inn of Court – Member
  • Greater Dulles Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
  • Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area- Board of Directors
  • Herndon Community Cable Corporation – Member of the Board
  • Herndon Hospitality Association- Board of Directors
  • Herndon Project for the Arts- Board of Directors
  • Herndon Visitor's Center – Chairman of the Board
  • Historical Society of the United States Supreme Court – Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow
  • Mandatory Professionalism Course – Instructor
  • McCammon Mediation Group – Member
  • McLean Project for the Arts- Board of Directors
  • Millennium Bank, N.A., Virginia – Member, Board of Directors
  • Millennium Bankshares Corporation – Chairman and Member, Board of Directors
  • Northern Virginia Conservation Trust- Board of Directors
  • Supreme Court Historical Society – Member
  • Virginia Bar Association Virginia Law Foundation – Fellow
  • Virginia State Bar – Member, Former Member of Judicial Selection Committee
  • Virginia State Bar – Past Chairman, Litigation Section
  • Virginia State Bar – Member, Committee to Study the Code of Professional Responsibility
  • Virginia State Bar – Former Chair, 10th District Grievance Committee Virginia Supreme Court – Certified Mediator
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Named to Best Lawyers 1989-2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning. Grayson was also selected by his peers in the fields of Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law.
  • Selected by his peers and the publishers of Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite as one of Virginia's best "Alternative Dispute Resolution" attorneys from 2007-2016.  Grayson was also selected one of the best "Civil Litigation" attorneys in 2006 -2013.
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers named Grayson a Super Lawyer for his General Litigation practice since 2008.  Super Lawyers identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.