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Year founded: 1867
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Miller & Martin PLLC

Since 1867, Miller & Martin PLLC has helped businesses and individuals achieve their goals practically and efficiently. Today, we are a leading Southeastern law firm with attorneys in three offices that serve clients in more than 50 industries and practice areas. Our clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations. To meet the needs of this diverse client base, our attorneys dedicate themselves to understanding the unique issues facing each client. As a full-service firm with multiple practice groups, we can address virtually any legal challenge.


Miller & Martin has grown as its clients have prospered. Many early clients, such as the original bottler of Coca-Cola, have evolved from local concerns into global enterprises. We understand that the experience we have gained in serving our clients is our greatest resource. Our attorneys draw on that experience to serve clients locally, nationally and globally.


Because today's complex legal environment demands lawyers with substantial knowledge and experience, the firm is organized into practice and industry groups. These groups help foster the continuous professional development of attorneys and staff. Committed to serving as a strategic resource to our clients, Miller & Martin strives to provide intelligence, relevant to today's trending topics. "Miller & Martin Mornings" is an event-series aimed at providing in depth discussions around topics of the moment, which present challenges to those in business leadership roles.


Miller & Martin's attorneys have established relationships with numerous legal and professional organizations, including international associations, local and state economic developments and chamber-based business groups. Miller & Martin is a member of the World Law Group, an international network of 52 leading independent law firms with more than 315 offices in 65 countries. This affiliation allows us to access legal services worldwide and enhance our ability to handle every aspect of our clients' business and legal needs, wherever they are needed.


Successfully navigating the modern world requires an understanding and an appreciation of different cultures, experiences and perspectives which ultimately, benefits both the firm and its clients. In hiring and retaining attorneys and staff, Miller & Martin remains committed to achieving a diverse workplace.


Following in the tradition of our firm's founders, Miller & Martin seeks to serve and support the community. It is our belief that by strengthening the community in which we work and live, we enrich the quality of life for everyone. Our attorneys and staff are leaders in many civic, charitable and governmental institutions. We also believe in helping the poor to access justice and provide pro bono legal services.


Miller & Martin PLLC is nationally ranked in 2 practice areas and metro ranked in 32 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Metro Rankings

Atlanta, GA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy

Select Clients

  • Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc
  • Chattem, Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.
  • Home Health Care of East Tennessee, Inc.
  • Larsen McColl Partners
  • PlayCore
  • Sanofi
  • The Dixie Group, Inc.
  • UNUM Group


National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Metro Rankings

Atlanta, GA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Chattanooga, TN
Tier 1 for Arbitration
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Economic Development Law
Tier 1 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Health Care
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tier 1 for Mediation
Tier 1 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 1 for Trademark Law
Tier 2 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 2 for Copyright Law
Tier 2 for Energy Law
Tier 2 for Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Tier 2 for Trusts and Estates
Nashville, TN
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Cannabis Law
  • Class Actions
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Fraud
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Qui Tam/False Claims Act
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulatory
  • Securities
  • State
  • State and Federal
  • Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transactions
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Wage-Hour Law
  • Zoning

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • MultiCultural Law Magazine Names Miller & Martin Top Law Firm for Diversity Efforts
  • Miller & Martin Ranked Benchmark Litigation Survey for 2013
  • Allen McCallie Received the Douglas P. Ferguson Award on Behalf of Trust for Public Land
  • Miller & Martin Selected as BTI Client Service A-Team for 2013
  • Ten Miller & Martin Attorneys Named 2012 Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 20 Miller & Martin Attorneys Named 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers®
  • Curtis J. Martin II Receives the National Bar Association's 2012 Presidential Award
  • Crotteau Inducted to Legal Aid of East Tennessee Pro Bono Hall of Fame
  • Two Miller & Martin Attorneys Named "The Top Women Attorneys in Georgia" by Super Lawyers
  • 50 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 Edition
  • Six Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® 2014 "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Jimar Sanders Named to Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List
  • Miller & Martin Named Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  • Marcy Eason Selected as National Delegate To Advance Women’s Economic & Social Equality
  • Miller & Martin PLLC Maintains Top Ranking in Chambers USA, 2013 Edition
  • Miller & Martin Selected One of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution National Standard Top Workplaces fo
  • Miller & Martin Named One of the BTI Brand Elite 2013
  • 2013 Georgia Super Lawyers Includes 11 Miller & Martin Attorneys
  • Miller & Martin Named One of the BTI Brand Elite 2013

Main Location

Chattanooga, TN
Volunteer Building, Suite 1200
832 Georgia Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2289
United States
423-756-6600 Call our Chattanooga, TN location at 423-756-6600 Get Directions Get directions to our Chattanooga, TN location

Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Regions Plaza, Suite 2100
1180 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-3407
United States
404-962-6100 Call our Atlanta, GA location at 404-962-6100 Get Directions Get directions to our Atlanta, GA location
Nashville, TN
Truist Plaza Suite 1010
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37219-2449
United States
615-244-9270 Call our Nashville, TN location at 615-244-9270 Get Directions Get directions to our Nashville, TN location

Management and Personnel

Executive Director
Dave Hetzel


Practice Development Manager
Lisa Jones
Practice Development Manager
Jessica Johnson
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