Jimmie Carpenter Miller

1212 North Eastman Road

Kingsport, TN 37664

Phone: (423) 378-8852

Email:jmiller@hsdlaw.com

Practice Emphasis:

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Law Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Federal Practice

Education:

  • B.A., University of Tennessee (1979) (Summa Cum Laude)
  • J.D., University of Tennessee (1981) (High Honors)

Biography:

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, Achievements:

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers (2009-2019)
  • 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

Admissions:

  • Tennessee, 1982
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1982


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