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Phillip H Miller

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident, Personal Injury

About Me

By the time I was 22, I had finished college and a masters’ program and thought I was a master of the universe. I learned differently; both of my parents died that same year.  I took on the task of raising my baby sister, working full-time, and going to law school at night.  It sounds awful now, but at the time I didn’t know any better.  My day job was as the Executive Director for Developmental Disabilities for the State of Tennessee. I visited and became familiar with all the state institutions where victims of birth trauma and brain injury were placed and cared for.  I learned that even when much has been taken from them, they are real people, capable of laughter and joy as well as frustration and anger.  I am sure some of those experiences have shaped who I am, and how I approach the practice of law. However I have been influenced over the years, we are an av rated, board certified firm. We are admittedly, un-medicated obsessive-compulsive, workaholic, control freaks. We don’t like to make mistakes, we don’t like to have unhappy clients, and we don’t like to lose. We assume that defense lawyer(s) are as smart as we are, and we try to out think, out hustle, and out work them. Our experience with jury research, and our utilization of case-specific jury studies, allow us to develop strategic discovery and jury communication plans for each case that are focused and pragmatic.  A good result for a client is always worth a lot more than the money

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Car Accidents: 40%
    33 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    33 years, 100 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    26 years, 250 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Jason Todd Studinski

    Phillip is a true thought leader among trial lawyers. Whether authoring a book, consulting on a case, or appearing before a jury, Phillip brings creativity, insight, and caring to each endeavor. I recommend Phillip without hesitation

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    Jason Studinski Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Carroll Cremins

    I endorse this lawyer and his deposition book.

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    William Cremins Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

Phillip Miller Law Offices

631 Woodland St
Nashville, TN, 37206

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive197906/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified as Civil Pre-trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Certified as a Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Certified as a Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2008
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)Tennessee Supreme Court2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)National Board of Trial Advocacy2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Mid-South Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMartindale-Hubbell2005
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMartindale-Hubbell2004
Named "Best of the Bar"Nashville Business Journal2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)Tennessee Supreme Court2003
Pre-eminent Attorneys in Personal InjuryMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)National Board of Trial Advocacy2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)National Board of Trial Advocacy1999
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)Tennessee Supreme Court1999
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)National Board of Trial Advocacy1995
Re-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate (4 years)Tennessee Supreme Court1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerPhillip Miller and Associates1980 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tennessee Association for JusticePresident2011 - Present
National College of AdvocacyBoard Member and Former Chairman2001 - Present
MensaMember1999 - Present
National Safety CouncilMember1994 - Present
Southern Poverty Law CenterPatron1994 - Present
Mothers Against Drunk DrivingMember1989 - Present
Sierra ClubLifetime Member1989 - Present
Plantiffs' TableFounder1987 - Present
Nature ConservancyMember1984 - Present
Elliston Literary SocietyFounder1982 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeVice President1981 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1981 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Magazine4 principles of Effective Discovery2010
The Verdict (Trial Lawyers of British Columbia)"Storytelling: Why it works and how to use it”2005
American Journal of Trial Advocacy“Storytelling: a technique for juror persuasion”2003
Trial Magazine“Sway them with Stories”2002
Trial Magazine“Cross-Examining a Biomechanical Engineer”2001
Trial Magazine“Planning the Cross-Examination”1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Pennsylvania State UniversitySchool of Public AdministrationMPA1974
Pennsylvania State UniversityPsychology/BiologyBachelors1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ultimate Trial Advocacy @ HarvardAnchoring and Persuasion2012
Case Planning and StratetyCase Stratetgy2012
Advanced Deposition CollegeAdvanced Deposition Technique2012
Trial InstituteJury Selection and Theme Development2010
The Ultimate Trial Advocacy ProgramThe Art of Persuasion2009
Strategic Trial Planning - Maximizing ResultsJury Selection, Depositions, Case Planning2009
MicroexpressionsReading Microexpressions in Depositions and Interviews2009
Advanced Depositions CollegeAdvanced Deposition Techniques2009
Essentials of LitigationAdvanced Trial Skills2008
Case WorkshopUse of Focus Groups2008
National College of AdvocacyAdvanced Depositions2007
National College of AdvocacyDepositions2007
National College of AdvocacyEssentials of Advocacy2007
National College of AdvocacyAdvanced Depositions2006
National College of AdvocacyAdvanced Depositions2005
National College of AdvocacyAdvanced Depositions2004
National College of AdvocacyThe Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course2003
National College of AdvocacyEssentials of Advocacy2003
National College of AdvocacyDepositions2002
National College of AdvocacyDepositions2000
National College of AdvocacyEssentials of Advocacy2000
National College of AdvocacyDepositions1999
National College of AdvocacyNational College of Advocacy1998
National College of AdvocacyThe Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course1997
National College of AdvocacyCross-Examination1996
National College of AdvocacyEffective Use of Evidence,1996
National College of AdvocacyThe Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course1996
National College of AdvocacyThe Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course1995
National College of AdvocacyEssentials of Advocacy1994
National College of AdvocacyEssentials of Advocacy1993