In high school, I was both on the math team and the debate team. I enjoyed the analytical side of learning, as well as the pursuasive side. Throughout college, this continued, as I had a science scholarship, took advanced math classes as electives, and also was active in a debate society and an English honor society. I was also an over-achiever in college, attaining a double major in Political Science and English. In law school, I was awarded the Phi Kappa Speaker Key, the second oldest scholastic key in the nation, which is awarded for oratory and persuasive speaking.
My friends affectionately call me a workaholic, but I truly enjoy the work that I do. I feel like I get paid to do my hobby: dig through the details to find the right evidence and then using persuasive speech to convince people (judge, jury) that my facts are the right picture for the case.
I believe in aggressive representation. There are two reasons to be aggressive. First, the obvious reason is that if you are weak in the beginning, you are at a disadvantage going to court. Second, if the other side knows that you are going to do the work needed and push the case hard, they are more likely to settle. In my career, I have an approximate settlement rate of around 85%, which I believe to be a healthy rate. A client does not want an attorney that takes most or even half of his cases to court, as this would be a very expensive attorney. Getting a favorable settlement in a case is better for the client. However, when the other side is not reasonable, a client does not want an attorney who is afraid to go to court. Because about 15% of my cases go to court, it shows that, when necessary, I am more than willing to fight it out. (This is when I get to have the most fun with a case.)
How does an attorney get a case to settle? By preparing the case before mediation. By going through the details. By finding all of the hidden arguments and having them ready at mediation or in negotiation.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and camping, reading histories and literature, watching SEC football, and having dinner with friends.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2003||07/25/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Phi Kappa Speaker Key (2nd oldest scholastic key in the nation)||Phi Kappa Literary Society (Debate and Oratorical Society)||2003|
|Partner||John B. Miller & Associates, PC||2017 - Present|
|Partner||Miller & Brown, PC (Formerly Law Office of John B. Miller, LLC)||2004 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cobb Chamber of Commerce||Member||2017 - Present|
|PowerCore (Business Group)||Team Leader (2x), Membership Chair (2x), Participation Chair||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member in Good Standing||2003 - Present|
|University of Georgia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Georgia||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
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