Eric K. Grinnell


Eric is a partner with the Cleveland Office and has spent his entire career as a litigator. Whether it is defending insureds against personal injury claims, defending insurers against first-party bad faith claims, or authoring coverage opinions, Eric has always enjoyed giving it his all to his work.

Eric’s toughness and dedication was on display as four-year varsity football player for the College of Wooster following on the heels of being a high school standout in football, basketball and track (earning seven varsity letters as a Strongsville Mustang). His hard work did not go unnoticed at the college level where he earned a post-graduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation and also received the North Coast Athletic Conference’s Scholar Athlete Award for his class. It has all translated to his professional career over the past decade.

Eric lives in Broadview Heights with his wife and three daughters. Eric is a sports nut and particularly enjoys the Cleveland Guardians. In his spare time, when he is not consuming sports, Eric enjoys working out and spending time with his family.

Find out more about: Practice Areas Education Memberships Presentations

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude, 2012
  • B.A., College of Wooster, 2009 – Political Science

Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association for Civil Trial Lawyers
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Pain and Suffering Damages in Personal Injury Cases, National Business Institute (online, 2022)
  • OACTA Injury Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Columbus, 2022)
  •  OACTA Insurance Coverage Seminar, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (online, 2020)
  •  Litigation Boot Camp, National Business Institute (Akron, 2020)
  • Jury Trials 101, National Business Institute (Cleveland, 2019)
  •  Handling Auto Injury Claims, National Business Institute (Cleveland, 2019)
  •  Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute (Akron, 2018)
  •  Insurance Coverage Litigation Boot Camp, National Business Institute (Independence, 2018)
  •  Personal Injury 101, National Business Institute (Cleveland, 2018)
  •  Damages in Personal Injury, National Business Institute (Akron, 2017)
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in the areas of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants for 2021 to Present
  • North Coast Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete Award, 2009
  • National Football Foundation Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient, 2009

Ohio, 2012
United States District Court Northern and Southern District

Eric K. Grinnell, Partner

875 Westpoint Parkway, Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44145