J. David Miller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Kingsport, TN

Hawkins, Bingham & Miller, P.C.
 | 1397 East Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: 423-398-6841
Fax: 423-246-9282
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A lifelong native of Tennessee, J. David Miller is an attorney at Hawkins Bingham & Miller and is dedicated to serving clients in the Tri-City region of Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City. Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a specialist in civil trial law, he focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well as workers’ compensation. Throughout his career, Mr. Miller has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, and as a result, he is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Miller graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from East Tennessee State University in 1981. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1985. Admitted to practice in Tennessee, Mr. Miller is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Recognized for his excellent legal skills and ethics, Mr. Miller has earned a Distinguished* rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and a rating of "Excellent" from his peers through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Active in his local community, Mr. Miller is a board member of the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew. He is also a member of several legal organizations. A former member of the board of governors of the Tennessee Association for Justice, Mr. Miller remains active in that organization as well as in the American Association for Justice and the Tennessee Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About David Miller

Admitted: 1985, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: https://www.tnaccidentlawyers.com/About/J-D-Miller.shtml


  • Eagle Scout Award, 1975
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers In Tennessee, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Lifetime Achievement award for Americas Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, 2016
  • Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Legal Speciality, 2012
  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist in Tennessee, 1997
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, Kingsport Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, Tennessee association for Justice, 1995-1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1993
  • Tennessee Supreme Court, 1985
  • Member, Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association by The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. District Court,Eastern District of Tennessee,1986
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyer
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar, 1985

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member and Parliamentarian for the Kingsport Lifesaving and First Aid Crew, Legal Counsel For The Spinal Health Foundation,Inc, 1997-Present

Educational Background:

  • East Tennessee State University, B.B.A., 1981
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Office Location for J. David Miller

1397 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37664

Phone: 423-398-6841

Fax: 423-246-9282

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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