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J Davis Miller

J. David Miller


Kingsport, TN

(423) 398-6841



J Davis Miller

David is lifelong native of Kingsport Tennessee he has been an attorney with Hawkins Bingham & Miller since 1985 and a Partner since 1994. He is dedicated to serving clients in the Tri-City region of Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City Tn as well as Carter Hawkins and Unicoi counties. David has been Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a specialist in civil trial specialist since 1994. There are less than 150 Civil Trial Specialists in Tennessee. 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 business administration in finance 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, The Nation's Top One Percent by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel and has received the Lifetime Achievement of Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. He is Active in his local community; Mr. Miller is an Eagle Scout a former Member of the Eagle Scout Board of Review and been a has board member of the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew since 1994. He is also a member of several other legal organizations is 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 the Tennessee Bar Association and the American 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

Truck and Auto Accidents

Workers' Compensation

Defective Medical Devices

Pharmaceutical Drugs

Asbestos Mesothelioma Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist

Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997

Civil Pre-Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2012

Bar Admissions

Tennessee, 1985

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1986

U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1993

U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1994


Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

J.D. - 1985

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

B.A. - 1981 with honors


Recognized by SuperLawyers® Magazine

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Tennessee

Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement, 2016

Professional Associations

American Association for Justice

American Bar Association

Kingsport Bar Association, Member, 1985-present

National Trial Lawyers

Tennessee Trial Lawyers' Association, Board of Governors, 1995 to 1999

Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 1985-present

Tennessee Trial Lawyers' Association, 1985-present.



Pro-Bono Activities

Kingsport Lifesaving Crew, Board of Directors

Hawkins Bingham & Miller

1397 East Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: (423) 246-9100
FAX: (423) 246-9282

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