Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are often a horrible experience for their victims, and sometimes result in great tragedy and even loss of life. As attorneys representing the interests of our clients, who are often the victims of auto accidents, it is our role to make certain that our clients receive excellent legal advice at every phase following an auto accident. It is also our role to fight for our clients so that they may be able to receive compensation for their injuries and losses.

Victims of auto accidents are often unaware that their auto insurer, or the auto insurer of the other party, frequently seeks to settle the matter as quickly as possible with as little expense as possible. In short, we have found that a goal of insurance companies is often to talk the victim into a quick settlement for far less than their injury is worth. It is our position that settlement is often a good and just way to compensate victims, but it is also true that a quick settlement without the counsel of an attorney may result in further victimization of the person most in need of being helped.

This office can help you receive proper compensation for your injury. We work hard to get you the best offer we can negotiate on your behalf. We will not only help you to arrive at a good settlement offer, but will help you negotiate your bills related to the wreck, which can literally save you hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. If you are interested in discussing your accident with this office, please call us for a free consultation. We would love to talk with you. 

family law

You deserve a divorce attorney that cares enough about the outcome of your divorce to help you every step of the way. The Law Office of Matt E. Miller has the experience in matters of family law necessary to ensure all of your rights are upheld. When you become one of our clients, you receive the compassionate, individualized attention you need, regardless of how long the case lasts. Call us today to get steadfast legal protection in order to face the difficulties of divorce, including: alimony, asset division, child relocation, child support, contested and uncontested filing, parenting plans, spousal support, and visitation rights.

Many divorce cases are settled through mediation without ever having to go to trial. Even if your divorce seems amicable, it is of the utmost importance that you seek legal representation. We help you to file all of the necessary paperwork and schedule mediation sessions with your spouse, all while making sure that you are protected. Rest assured that even if your divorce case ends up needing to go to trial, we stay by your side and fight for your rights from start to finish. Call today to find out why so many clients have depended on us for divorce representation

criminal defense

We understand how serious it is to be accused of a crime. There are a host of issues people deal with when they are arrested or cited by the police. Often people go through emotions ranging from fear and shame to anger and resentment. We know that when you are going through this process you need someone on your side. We are here to help.  

The criminal justice process is complicated and confusing for most people. The fact is that when accused of a crime you are usually facing the loss of your freedom, sometimes for a long time. When you find yourself in this situation you need good advice and you need a champion. We want to meet with you to discuss your case. We will try to assist you in understanding what your options are.

If you or your loved one has been arrested or accused of a crime or if you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, we believe you are best served by hiring an attorney as soon as possible. We have the knowledge and experience you need to face the fight you are about to experience. Give us a call and set up a consultation. We will stand for you in your time of need.

Personal injury

Being injured by another can quickly turn your life upside down. Hospital stays, medical appointments, and lost wages create an enormous amount of stress. Things usually get worse when the bills start to arrive and you have to deal with the insurance company.

Matt does everything he can to minimize the stress the incident has created on your life while fighting to obtain full compensation for your losses. This approach allows you to focus on healing from the physical and emotional injuries.


The choice to build your family through an adoption is a life long process and one based on love. Although the legal aspect of adoption has a finite end, the effect lasts a lifetime. Because adoption is the single most legally significant event in your life, it is important to choose a lawyer that understands that significance.  Since 2009, The Law Office of Matt E. Miller has represented adoptive parents in over 50 adoptions. Whether it is domestic or international adoption, relative or nonrelative adoption, or adult adoption, we are experienced in navigating the adoption process.  Our goal is to make sure that every adoption is legally secure, professionally handled and emotionally respected. 

Estate planning 

We believe that proper stewardship of our bodies and our possessions is an important responsibility to both our Creator and our loved ones. Regarding our healthcare, it is of vital importance that trusted individuals are placed in charge when we are physically incapable of making decisions. Regarding our financial assets, it is necessary that we not only handle them wisely in life, but also that we take the final step of handling them wisely in death. Your financial assets and your medical decisions can be adequately arranged for if the initiative is taken to have competent professionals draft wills and end of life documents on your behalf.

Many times individuals are hesitant to take the time to make certain that their assets are adequately passed on to future generations, because, quite honestly, to consider the end of life is quite unpleasant to many people. However, wills are not for us: they are for our families and loved ones. We take care to draft wills and powers of attorney so that our loved ones will be able to avoid unnecessary troubles during an already troubled time in their lives.

In the State of Tennessee, almost all individuals need three basic documents: a Last Will and Testament, a Power of Attorney for Healthcare, and a Living Will. A Last Will and Testament provides for the passing down of assets; a Power of Attorney for Healthcare states what our wishes are regarding major medical decisions and who will make the decisions on our behalf; and a Living Will is a catch-all health document that addresses whether to pull life support and food and water in cases of certain death. Once an individual has taken care of these three documents, further documents are typically not needed. 

As for individuals having minor children, a Last Will and Testament is of incredible importance. The Last Will and Testament is often the last chance an individual has to inform a court of their choice for the custody of their children. In a case where both parents pass away in an unexpected accident or tragedy, the Last Will specifically states where parents prefer that their children spend the rest of their childhood. The statement of a parent regarding which environment they believe will be best suited for their children provides a judge the ability to consider the wishes of the parent. This vital piece of information may play heavily in a hotly contested custody case between well-meaning grandparents or other family members.

In sum, taking the steps necessary to provide for the handling of such vitally important areas is a very wise choice. The process primarily benefits those left behind, and is encompassed in most cases by drafting three simple documents. The decisions stated in these documents are often of vast importance. On your first visit to our office we will sit down together, discuss your wishes, and determine how to best draft your documents. On your second visit, you will sign the documents we have drafted on your behalf and the process will be complete. Please contact us when you are ready to begin.