Phillip H. Miller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Nashville, TN

Phillip Miller & Associates
 | 631 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: 615-356-2000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Tennessee attorney Phillip H. Miller is a lawyer with over three decades of legal experience in the Nashville area. He graduated from Nashville School of Law in 1978 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar Association in 1979. He founded his practice, Phillip Miller & Associates, with the goal of "making the world a little better and a little more fair for everyone." At Phillip Miller & Associates, he focuses on obtaining the best possible outcomes for his clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Phillip H. Miller has gained much experience in his 35 years of practicing law. This experience has led to a successful record and much recognition from the legal community. Mr. Miller is board certified as both a civil trial and pre-trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He was named as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and has a "Superb" Avvo rating. He was named among the Best of the Bar by Nashville Business Journal and is a past president of the Tennessee Association for Justice. In addition to his recognition and awards, and due to his many years of experience, he is often hired by other firms to act as a consultant on significant cases and asked by law schools and legal associations to lecture on important legal issues.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Miller is also very active in his community. He has been sponsoring a Head Start class in Nashville for 18 years and volunteers locally with Junior Achievement. His interests do not solely lie within the legal arena. He is a lifetime member of the Sierra Club and belongs to a multitude of environmental groups. Additionally, he is a long-time supporter of the Nashville ASPCA.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Phillip Miller

Admitted: 1979, Tennessee

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Honors and Awards:

  • "Best of the Bar" by the Nashville Business Journal
  • One of the Pre-eminent Firms, United States by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Nationally Certified Civil Trial Specialist and as a Pre-Trial Specialist

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Founding Member, Elliston Literary Society
  • Member, American Mensa Association
  • Sponsoring Member, School Aid International
  • Member, MADD
  • Member, National Safety Council
  • Member, Nature Conservancy
  • Member Tennessee Conservation Voter
  • Leadership Council Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board Member National College of Advocacy
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member and Committee Chair, American Society of Trial Consultants
  • Executive Committee Tennessee Association for Justice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1980
  • Tennessee, 1979
  • Past President, Tennessee Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lifetime Member, Sierra Club and belongs to the Tennessee Environmental Council, Tennessee Greenways, Nashville Greenways, and the World Wildlife Organization
  • Volunteer, Junior Achievement, bringing a Businessman's Perspective to Middle School Students

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequently Sought Lecturer, Legal Issues and has spoken at the National Judicial College, Harvard Law School, the University of North Carolina, Sanford Law School, The William Mitchell School of Law, the Nashville School of Law, the University of South Texas, and Duke Law School

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $75,000, Trip to Vegas causes arm fracture, but justifies $75,000 recovery for Nashville woman
  • $189,000, Native Nashvillian gets Merck to pay settlement for Vioxx claim
  • $261.000, Older Tennesseean who takes Vioxx gets settlement
  • $4.2 Million, Recovery from a drug company for a 72 year old woman who was given a drug that damaged her heart and required surgery
  • $229,000, Vioxx user gets settlement
  • $1.3 Million, Recovery from a national daycare center chain for failing to supervise a teacher who sexually abused a 5 year old girl
  • $85,000, Older Motorcyclist Gets Settlement from Tennessee Motorcycle Wreck Despite Insurance Company
  • $500,000, Bryan was enjoying a beautiful Sunday ride through Nashville on his Harley. He was doing everything right. He was under the speed limit, wearing a helmet, and his bike was in top operating condition. Out of nowhere another driver decided to turn left in front of him. There is no time to brake or take any evasive manuever. Bryan goes over the handlebars as his bike hits the car. He has multiple fractures, but the worse fractures are to one of his legs. He is off work for several months, but his therapy gets him back on his feet and back to work eventually. Attorney Phillip Miller was able to settle Bryan’s case for enough money to take care of the medical bills and provide a nest egg for Bryan should his injuries have some future effect on his income
  • $2,900,000, Young Woman courageously fights through injuries to get back to work
  • $3 Million, Recovery from a trucking company for hiring a bad driver who rear-ended and killed a 36 year old man who was stopped in traffic
  • $2.9 Million, Recovery from a waste management company for causing a wreck and seriously injuring a 27 year old woman
  • $50,000, Single Parent Gets Settlement after Nashville Car Accident
  • $200,000, 37 year old mother who was hit by another car on a wet slippery roadway
  • $650,000, Recovery for 19 year old with head injuries who lost several months from school
  • $750,000, Recovery from a road construction company for deaths resulting from misleading signage in a construction zone

Educational Background:

  • Pennsylvania State University, M.P.A., Studies focusing on Information Systems, 1974
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Psychology/Biology 1971 - 1973
Office Location for Phillip H. Miller

631 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Phone: 615-356-2000


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Last Updated: 6/19/2017

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