With over 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Jimmie Miller has tried in excess of 200 jury trials to conclusion in Virginia and Tennessee state and federal courts. She routinely defends medical malpractice cases for hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and other medical providers. She became the firm’s first female partner in 1986.

Ms. Miller is the 2018-2019 chair of the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, a position appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court, and is a past president of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. Ms. Miller is also a past member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s board of governors.

Pursuant to medical staff bylaws, Mrs. Miller represents hospital administrations and medical executive committees in administrative hearings. She also represents physicians, nurses, and other health care providers before health-related licensing boards or in cases involving the dissolution of medical practices.

In addition to litigating cases concerning health law and medical malpractice defense she has tried cases involving products liability, antitrust, employment, contract disputes, patents, personal injury insurance claims, and Tennessee Consumer Protection Act cases.

Ms. Miller has devoted volunteer hours to helping make sure that the young girls of her community and young women of the legal profession have opportunities that might have made her path somewhat smoother, including serving on the Administrative Committee of First Baptist Church, Kingsport, and as a board member and chair of Kingsport Girls Incorporated.

AWARDS, RECOGNITION, ACCOMPLISHMENTS

AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to The Best Lawyers (2009-2020)

Selected to Super Lawyers (2009-2019)

American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow

Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mid-South, Memphis Magazine, 2015

Access to Justice Award, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2015

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Kingsport Bar Association, member

Tennessee Bar Association, fellow and member

— Board of Governors, past member

— House of Delegates, past member

— Judiciary Committee, member

American Bar Association, fellow and member

Federal Bar Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, past president

Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility, chair appointed by Tennessee Supreme Court, 2018

Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, past president

Tennessee Historical Supreme Court Society

United States Supreme Court Historical Society

Federal Bar Association, Northeast Tennessee Chapter, past president

American College of Trial Lawyers, Tennessee Chapter, past chair, 2017

Administrative Committee of First Baptist Church, Kingsport, member

Kingsport Girls, Incorporated, member

EDUCATION

J.D., high honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1981

B.A., summa cum laude, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1979

ADMISSIONS

Tennessee, 1982

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1982

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1982