J. Parker MillerAssociate | Environmental
In just a short time with Beasley Allen, Parker Miller has played an integral role in some of the most significant and complex litigation in the nation. Parker is actively involved in the BP Oil Spill litigation, a consequence of the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion that resulted in the worst environmental disaster in United States history. Parker has counseled numerous Gulf Coast fishermen, businesses and government entities that have been devastated by the oil spill's impact, and currently represents hundreds of cleanup workers sickened as a result of their exposure to oil and toxic chemical dispersants. Whether its obtaining significant emergency payments to keep businesses open, counseling injured cleanup workers that were given little warning of dangerous toxins, or working with attorneys throughout the nation in the New Orleans multidistrict litigation, Parker is making a difference for Gulf Coast residents.
Along with Beasley Allen Environmental Section Head Rhon Jones, Parker has also assumed a leadership role with the national Hot Fuel multidistrict litigation team against some of the world's largest oil companies, and represents consumers and businesses in seeking billions in lost revenues as a result of thermal expansion of motor fuel at retail. Recently, the Plaintiffs achieved class certification for consumers and businesses in the State of Kansas and defeated the oil company appeals in the 10th Circuit. Parker has played a significant role in the litigation's offensive discovery efforts.
In addition, Parker represents clients against major coal companies for mine subsidence property damages, and is actively investigating claims related to nuisance, trespass to property, and personal injury due to exposure to toxic chemicals.
Parker received his B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. While attending law school, Parker was recognized as one of the nation's finest student advocates and received the Lewis F. Powell Jr. American College of Trial Lawyers Medal of Excellence in Advocacy for his performance in the American College of Trial Lawyers' annual National Trial Competition. Out of hundreds of teams, Parker's team finished a national semifinalist. Additionally, Parker studied law abroad at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in conjunction with Tulane University, was on the Dean's List at Jones, and was a charter member of the Jones School of Law Board of Advocates.
Parker maintains an active role in various local, state and national legal and non-legal societies. He is a member of the American Association for Justice's Oil Spill Litigation Taskforce, and a member of the prestigious American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter. Parker is also a committee member and recruitment subcommittee chairman of the Alabama State Bar's Volunteer Lawyers Program – a program dedicated to achieve justice for those that could not otherwise afford it. He is also a member of the ASB's Grievance Committee, the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Alabama Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association. He is an attorney host on WSFA's Law Call television program. Parker also is a Trial Advocacy Speaker at Jones School of Law and a Volunteer Mentor at Jones School of Law, and participates in the Partners in Education Mentoring Program.
Parker is originally from Faunsdale, Alabama. He currently lives in Montgomery, Alabama with his wife, the former Ashley Brownsberger of Tampa Bay, Florida.
- U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
- United States District Court, District of Kansas (admitted pro hac vice, 2008)
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (admitted pro hac vice, 2010)
- United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (admitted pro hac vice, 2010)
- American Association for Justice
- American Association for Justice, Oil Spill Taskforce Member
- Alabama Bar Association
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
- Montgomery County Bar Association
- Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association
- Committee Member, Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program
- Committee Member, Montgomery County Bar Grievance Committee
- Chairman, 2010 Father Walter Charity Golf Tournament
- American Inns of Court, Hugh Maddox Chapter
- Committee Member and Recruitment Subcommittee Chairman, Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program
- Thomas Goode Jones School of Law (J.D., 2008)
- Universiteit van Amsterdam (International Law Concentration, 2006)
- Auburn University (B.S., Business Administration 2005)
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