Miller & Martin Adds 3 New Associates To Chattanooga Office

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Miller & Martin has hired three new associates. Joshua R. Hess and Nathan A. Hertzog have joined the firm’s Corporate Department, along with Marina M. Visan, who has joined the firm’s Litigation Department.

Mr. Hess’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law matters.  Prior to joining Miller & Martin, Mr. Hess practiced law for four years in the Washington, D.C. office of a national firm, where he represented clients from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in a broad array of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. He earned his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where he graduated as a member of the Order the Coif (top 10 percent) and served as the executive student notes editor of The West Virginia Law Review. 

Mr. Hertzog assists several senior attorneys in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing, securities and general corporate/business law. Mr. Hertzog earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law where he was awarded a Merit Scholarship and graduated cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Hertzog served as president of the Business Law Society and as executive editor of Marketing for the Review of Banking & Financial Law, in which capacity he published the Review’s blog and authored a research note on bankruptcy claims trading. Mr. Hertzog graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in International Affairs earned jointly with a graduate degree in Public Administration and Policy.

Marina Visan is an associate in the Litigation Department of Miller & Martin. Ms. Visan represents and counsels individuals and companies in ERISA and general litigation matters.  Marina graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010 with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Central and East European Studies.  Ms. Visan graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2013. While in law school, Ms. Visan served as notes editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, as well as treasurer for the International Law Society.  She also participated in Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Women Law Students Association.  Ms. Visan also participated in the Vanderbilt study abroad program in Venice and was a student member of the International Bar Association.  Prior to attending University of California, Ms. Visan earned an International Baccalaureate degree from International School Maastricht in The Netherlands.



Michelle Consiglio-Young Joins Courts As Legislative Liaison, Assistant General Counsel

   Michelle Consiglio-Young has been named legislative liaison and assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. In this role, she will be drafting and tracking legislation for the judiciary, following other proposed legislation, assisting members of the General Assembly with information about Tennessee courts, informing members of the ... (click for more)

Supreme Court Affirms Disability Award For Employee With High-Frequency Hearing Loss

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that an employee is entitled to the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to him by a trial court. In  2009, Orville Lambdin retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he had worked as a tire builder for over 35 years. He later sought workers’ compensation benefits based upon his loss of hearing. At trial, ... (click for more)

Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

Chance Loftis is set to be freed from jail on Monday after a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon found him guilty of only a minor charge. Instead of murder in the death of 46-year-old Donald Rogers, the jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole found him guilty of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment. He was found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the beating ... (click for more)

1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

Rhea County Fire Department officials said one person died in an early-morning house fire on Saturday. The call came at about 6:30 a.m. The brick residence is on Fisher Road. S tate arson investigators were on their way. (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)