Local joins prestigious Montgomery law firm

Published 4:46 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Marengo County native J. Parker Miller has joined Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.

Parker is a member of the Hot Fuel multidistrict litigation team against some of the world’s largest oil companies, and is seeking to recover billions of dollars consumers lost as a result of thermal expansion in gasoline. Additionally, Parker represents clients who have sustained significant damage to their homes as a result of mine subsidence in North Alabama. Prior to being an associate, Parker worked as a law clerk in the Firm’s Fraud Section assisting attorneys in FLSA, business and securities fraud litigation. Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., based in Montgomery, is one of the country’s leading firms in civil litigation on behalf of claimants.

Parker received his B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University. While at Auburn, Parker was named Risk Management Director of the Interfraternity Council and held numerous offices in his social fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau. Parker received his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2008. While attending law school, Parker was recognized as one of the nation’s finest student advocates when he received the Lewis F. Powell Jr. American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy. Parker’s team finished as a national semifinalist in the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition and the prestigious National Trial Competition – a competition with nearly 1000 participating student advocates and 300 teams. Additionally, while in school Parker studied international law abroad in the Netherlands, was on the Dean’s List at Jones, and was a charter member of the Jones School of Law Board of Advocates.

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Parker was born and raised on the farm in Faunsdale and graduated with honors from Marengo Academy. He is married to the former Ashley Brownsberger of Tampa, Florida. Ashley is an interior consultant and works at Lee Ann’s interiors in Montgomery.

– from staff reports