About Thomas H. Miller

Thomas
Miller

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After Hours – 540-353-5028

Paralegal – Johanna Schmersal
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Office – 540-527-3506

Legal Secretary – Kimberly Blum
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Bio

Mr. Miller is a litigator, concentrating his practice in handling workers' compensation claims, representing injured employees and defending employers, insurance companies, self-insureds and uninsured employers. In addition, his practice involves general insurance defense litigation including auto and personal injury litigation.

Mr. Miller appears regularly before the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission and handles appellate matters before the Virginia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia. He has tried cases in state and federal court throughout southwestern Virginia. Attorney Miller has lectured on topics covering workers' compensation issues across the state. He has conducted training for employers regarding safety and risk management policies to reduce the significant exposure from workers' compensation claims.

Prior to forming Frankl Miller & Webb in 2004, Mr. Miller was a partner at Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore where he was the head of the workers' compensation practice area. He is currently a member of the Southwest Virginia Workers' Compensation Bar and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

In 2017, the firm name was changed to Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers.

 

Past Positions

  • Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, Partner, 1985 to 2010

Professional Associations

  • Virgina State Bar, Member
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Member
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Board Member, 2006-2008, 2010-2014
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2010-2011
  • Roanoke Bar Association, President Elect, 2011-2012
  • Roanoke Bar Association, President, 2012-2013
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Participant, Rule of Law Project, Barrister Book Buddies
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2006 - 2013
  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench, 2013 - 2019
  • Roanoke Law Foundation, Trustee, 2010-2014, 2015-2017
  • Roanoke Law Foundation, Secretary, 2010 - 2011
  • Roanoke Law Foundation, Chair, 2013-2014
  • Roanoke Law Foundation, Fellow, 2014
  • Roanoke Law Foundation, Chair, You and the Law Project, 2015-2018
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation Inn of Court, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer, Workers' Compensation, (2014-2015)*

*Only 5% of Virginia attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. The selection procedure involves nominations from other lawyers, independent research on nominated candidates, and evaluation by a blue ribbon panel of preeminent peers in their practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1985

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Workers' Compensation

Community Involvement

  • Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, Member, 1988 to Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, Vice President, 1997 to 1998
  • Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, President-Elect, 1998 to 1999
  • Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, President, 1999 to 2000
  • Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, Chair, Sponsorship Committee, 2007 to 2019
  • Virginia Advisory Committee for Education of Gifted, Member, Chair
  • Roanoke Youth Services Citizens Board, Member, Chair