Miller & Martin announce the promotion of attorneys Meredith Corey Lee and Merrill Nelson to membership in the firm effective Jan. 1.
The recently elected members reside in the Chattanooga office with Ms. Lee being a member of the Litigation Department and Mr. Nelson being a member of the Corporate Department.
“We are proud to promote both Meredith and Merrill to membership," said Miller & Martin Chairman Scott Parrish. "They are hard-working and committed lawyers who go the extra mile and provide top service to clients. They are true leaders to the next generation of lawyers at the firm.”
Ms. Lee’s practice is heavily focused on product liability litigation defense, including mass-tort actions and class actions. She represents clients in complex business disputes, including breach of contract, noncompete litigation, and business torts. Ms. Lee practices in state and federal courts and has represented clients at the trial court and appellate levels.
In addition to litigation defense, Ms. Lee represents clients with respect to the development and marketing of consumer products. This includes advising clients with respect to the FDA’s regulation of food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and drug products sold to consumers.
Ms. Lee earned her Juris Doctor from University of Georgia School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. She joined the firm in 2014 after practicing at a large international law firm and is licensed in Tennessee and Georgia. Her accolades include recognition among Best Lawyers Ones to Watch for Mass Tort and Class Action Defense Litigation and Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Business Litigation.
Mr. Nelson advises clients on a wide variety of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financing and general corporate contracting. He has advised purchasers and sellers in business transactions in the manufacturing, healthcare, video production and industrial supply industries, among others. He has worked with closely held businesses and owners on resolving ownership disputes and other corporate governance issues. Mr. Nelson also counsels both founders and investors in negotiating private equity investments for startup and emerging companies. Mr. Nelson serves on the Board of the Chattanooga Girl’s Leadership Academy, an all-female charter preparatory school, and is an active member of First Centenary United Methodist Church.
Mr. Nelson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration and bachelor’s degrees in Real Estate and History from the University of Georgia. He joined the firm in 2012 and is licensed in Tennessee.