Jeremy Grayem is a partner in Ice Miller's Public Affairs/Gaming Group and Government Law Group. Jeremy focuses his practice on utilities/regulatory-related litigation before state regulatory agencies, such as the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and Ohio Power Siting Board, as well as various Ohio state and federal courts. 

Jeremy has experience in the following matters: 
utilities-based litigation (traditional and regulatory)
contractual/business disputes 
eminent domain/appropriations valuations and litigation (utility-related and traditional)
protection/procurement of easements and property interests
insurance coverage analysis and prosecution/defense 
bad faith insurance denial claims analysis and prosecution/defense
environmental/land use litigation and zoning challenges
Jeremy advises his clients at all stages of pre-litigation and litigation, evaluating the risks and benefits of litigation, and examining potential avenues for early resolution. Jeremy works with his clients to develop and execute a collaborative case strategy, including scope of discovery, witness (lay and expert) identification, deposition strategy, dispositive motion strategy and execution, mediation, pre-trial/hearing motion practice, and trial/hearing. Jeremy has created and managed civil litigation teams in a wide array of the matters above and has presented written briefs and/or oral arguments before numerous Ohio County Courts of Common Pleas, Ohio Appellate Courts, Ohio Federal District Courts, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ohio Supreme Court, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Jeremy graduated from Miami (OH) University summa cum laude in 1996, with a double major in political science and history. He obtained his juris doctorate, with honors, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2000. Jeremy clerked with Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn in the summer of 1999 and began working with SZD in September 2000. Jeremy has remained with the legacy SZD firm, now Ice Miller LLP.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Represented hospitality industry and consumers in an Ohio City in a local lodging tax case. The court found that the lodging tax enacted by the City in late 2014 conflicted with the Ohio Revised Code and was illegal.
Selected Experience
  • Grayem has represented municipalities around Ohio in various forms of litigation, including eminent domain, zoning, detachment and public records challenges.
  • Grayem has represented insurance companies and insureds in all stages of insurance policy analysis and prosecution/defense.
  • Grayem has represented numerous retail clients in complex/catastrophic products and premises liability lawsuits.
  • Grayem has represented landowners in multi-million dollar environmental litigation involving unintended stormwater flooding caused by lake spillway modifications.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Eminent Domain: Processes and Pitfalls,” Co-presenter, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio, March 9, 2011.
  • “Unintended Stormwater Consequences,” Ohio Society of Professional Engineers/American Society of
  • Civil Engineers, May 27, 2009.
  • "Winning Your First Civil Trial in Ohio: What They Didn't Teach You in Law School,” sponsored by the National Business Institute, December 2005.
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