Jim serves as Chairman of Miller & Martin and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial, industrial and planned unit real estate, and in banking. He has represented developers, lenders, landlords and tenants, in a variety of complex and multi-state transactions, and continues to relish the enjoyment of resolving issues to close a transaction successfully. He has led teams on transactions as diverse as the financing of the acquisition and development of a 1,300-acre parcel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and a $300 million corporate headquarters facility in Tennessee. Working with other professionals to see projects “come out of the ground” has provided his most satisfying moments.
- J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1975
- B.A., University of North Carolina, 1972
- Morehead Scholar
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Best Lawyers® - "Lawyer of the Year" - Real Estate; Banking & Finance; Securitization & Structured Finance Law, 2010-2017
- Business Tennessee Magazine - Best Real Estate Lawyers
- Mid-South Super Lawyers®, 2006-2016
- Business Tennessee - "Who's Who in Commercial Real Estate"
- The Best Lawyers in America© - Banking and Finance; Real Estate; Securitization and Structured Finance Law since 2008
- Chattanooga Bar Association – Former President
- Tennessee Bar Association - Committee Member
- The Baylor School - Former Trustee
- The Baylor School, Alumni Association - Former President
- Lookout Mountain School, Board of Directors – Former Chairman
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Selected as 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers
- Nine Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for 2017
- 54 Miller & Martin Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Edition
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Mid-South Super Lawyers for 2015
- Eight Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® "Lawyers of the Year" for 2016
- 54 Miller & Martin Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Edition
- A Milestone for Chattanooga
- Special Legal Issue of Edge Magazine Highlights Miller & Martin in Chattanooga
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Mid-South Super Lawyers® 2014
- Miller & Martin Introduces New Crisis Management Practice Group
- Miller & Martin's Atlanta Office Managing Member, Christopher Parker, Responds to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Participate in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
- Six Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® "Lawyers of the Year"
- 55 Miller & Martin Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Edition
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Named 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers®
- Six Miller & Martin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® 2014 "Lawyer of the Year"
- 50 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Edition
- Miller & Martin PLLC Recognized for Excellence in Client Service
- Miller & Martin Attorneys Named 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers®
- Miller & Martin Appoints New Leadership to Firm
- Seven Miller & Martin Attorneys Named "Lawyer Of The Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 Edition
- 49 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 Edition
Although an enthusiastic golfer and sightseer, his most relaxation comes from long walks with his canine friends.