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Laurie K. Miller
Jackson Kelly PLLC
500 Lee St E Ste 1600
Charleston, WV 25301-3202
(304) 340-1213
Member Bio
Laurie Miller focuses her practice on civil litigation. Her cases range from products liability and pharmaceutical litigation, to medical malpractice and nursing home defense and various types of commercial litigation. She has represented pharmaceutical and medical device companies, health care providers, nursing homes, product manufacturers and distributors as well as many other types of commercial entities. Ms. Miller has also devoted a substantial portion of her practice to mass litigation, multi-district litigation and class actions.
Ms. Miller is a 2001 cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio. While in law school, she served as a staff writer, Production Editor and member of the Editorial Board for the University of Dayton Law Review. In 2000, Ms. Miller published Keeping the Duty to Warn Patients of the Risks and Side Effects of Mass-Marketed Prescription Drugs Where it Belongs: With Their Physicians 26 U. Dayton L. Rev. 95 (2000). She received her undergraduate degree from Wright State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998) in Dayton, Ohio.
Ms. Miller is the Immediate Past Chair of the DRI Young Lawyers Committee. She is also currently serving on the Annual Meeting Steering Committee and is serving as the Vice Program Chair for the Women in the Law Committee. She is also a member of the DRI Commercial Litigation, Products Liability and Drug and Medical Device Committees. She is a past member of the Board of Governors for the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia and a past Chair of its Young Lawyers Committee.

Ms. Miller has written, presented, edited and/or participated in the following presentations:
• Teamwork Through Trial: The Symbiotic Roles of the First- and Second-Chair Trial Attorneys. Forthcoming - DRI For the Defense Law Practice Management Review.
• The Documents are Here - Now What? Presented at the DTCWV Young Lawyers Discovery Workshop in October 2008.
• Protecting and Preserving The Peer Review Privilege - Solutions for Corporate Counsel Representing Hospitals, Health Care Corporations, and Health Care Providers, DRI Corporate Privileges Compendium (due to be published Fall 2008)
• The Year in Review - 2006-2007 Case Law Update for West Virginia 2007 Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Notebook of Articles (editor)
• Jury Instructions - Writing to Win, 2007 DRI Products Liability Seminar and published in 2007 Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia Notebook of Articles
• The Boxes are Here, Now What? 2005 DRI Products Liability Seminar
• Tort Reform and You - Perfect Together? 2004 DRI Annual Meeting
• Admission to Practice Pro Hac Vice - The Rules of West Virginia and the 50 States, 2002 West Virginia State Bar Meeting
• Keeping the Duty to Warn Patients of the Risks and Side Effects of Mass-Marketed Prescription Drugs Where it Belongs: With Their Physicians, 26 University of Dayton Law Review 95 (2000)

In addition to her writing and legal work, Ms. Miller is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia and previously served as Vice President of the Board from 2006-2008.

• North Carolina, 2007
• West Virginia 2001

• United States Supreme Court, 2007
• United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2008
• United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2008
• United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2008
• United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2008
• United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, 2002
• United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 2001

• North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
• Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
• North Carolina Bar Association
Firm Information
Since 1822, Jackson Kelly has grown from a single office in Charleston, West Virginia, across the state, into Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. The Firm has always served a wide variety of corporate, public and individual clients and now enjoys a national reputation in safety and health, Federal Black Lung, white collar criminal defense, environmental and government affairs.

We try to practice law in ways that honor our founders. Clients should be served effectively, our communities tirelessly, our profession honorably and the Firm's people with care. Those commitments are reflected in the ratings of many Jackson Kelly lawyers in a variety of prestigious legal publications. The Firm takes even more pride in the trust of our clients across three centuries.

Benjamin H. Smith in 1822 began practicing law in what was then Charleston, Virginia. When West Virginia was born of the Civil War, Smith participated in its Constitutional Convention and was appointed United States District Attorney for West Virginia by President Lincoln.

Lawyers who had practiced with Smith in 1892 formed the firm Brown, Jackson & Knight. These lawyers also served both clients and the public. James H. Brown, another leader in West Virginia statehood, was among the first Justices of its Supreme Court of Appeals. Edward B. Knight also participated as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and was a director of the Statehouse Company, formed to build a capitol in Charleston.

The Firm's entire history has included service to the coal industry. (Smith verified the priceless 1867 map of the Kanawha Coal Fields displayed in the Charleston office.) The Firm maintained its commitment to legal excellence and civil service as its size and practices developed with the economy of West Virginia. Many chemical, manufacturing and other industries that based their operations in the Kanawha Valley became Jackson Kelly clients.

The last 25 years have seen the Firm's greatest growth. In 1985, Jackson Kelly opened its first office beyond West Virginia, in Lexington, Kentucky. Before the century ended, the Firm was also serving clients from offices in Washington and Denver, as well as throughout West Virginia.

Jackson Kelly today is a national law firm in several practice areas. Like many of the preceding expansions, the opening of a Pittsburgh office in 2004 grew from client desires to be served well in places far beyond Charleston, West Virginia. Jackson Kelly has always striven to provide responsive, effective legal services to our clients.

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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Drug & Medical Device
General Litigation
Health Care Law
Mass Tort
Medical Liability
Nursing Home
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability
Trial Tactics
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Commercial Litigation
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