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J. Matthew Miller

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Surrogacy
  • Personal Injury


Matt Miller was raised in Brentwood, Tennessee. He attended college at David Lipscomb University graduating in 1993 with a B.S. in Biology. He attended law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, earning a J.D. in 1998. During law school, Matt was selected to the University of Memphis law review and the Moot Court Board where he served as an associate editor and judge. Matt also received the Glencoe McGraw-Hill Award for the most outstanding graduate paper in the nation, and was inducted into the American Inns of Court and is published as an author in law reviews and legal treatises.

Matt joined Batson Nolan after finishing law school and has practiced with the firm since. He became a Member of the firm in 2004. Matt’s practice is primarily insurance defense, but he also regularly handles personal injury and domestic litigation cases. Specifically, Matt serves as lead counsel for national and regional insurance companies in all areas of litigation and in trial representation in significant personal injury, automobile accident, and wrongful death litigation.

Matt’s practice also focuses on complex family law matters with a specific emphasis on Surrogacy, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), including representation of Intended Parents and Surrogates in Gestational and Traditional Surrogacy. Matt is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Kentucky and has 26 years of experience representing clients throughout Tennessee and southern Kentucky in both state trial and appellate courts.

Matt is a member of the Tennessee and Kentucky Bar Associations, the Montgomery County (Tennessee) Bar Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association. Matt is published as a legal author having authored: “Balancing the Budget on the Backs of America’s Elderly: Section 4957,” 29 Univ. Mem. L. Rev. 165; and “Asset Planning – “Granny Goes to Jail,” Criminal Just. Policy Rev., Vol. 14 Issue 1, March, 2003.

Matt lives in Clarksville with his wife, three children, and two Beagle hounds. Matt coaches coed youth sports, attends church in Clarksville at Trenton Crossing, and is Director on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also serves as counsel providing pro bono legal services for various schools and organizations in Clarksville.


  • University of Memphis School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1998
    • Honors: Judge, Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Glencoe McGraw-Hill Award
    • Honors: American Inns of Court
  • David Lipscomb University
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Major: Biology

Published Works

  • “Balancing the Budget on the Backs of America’s Elderly: Section 4957,” 29 Univ. Mem. L. Rev. 165
  • “Asset Planning – “Granny Goes to Jail,” Criminal Just. Policy Rev., Vol. 14 Issue 1, March, 2003

Professional Associations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Justice Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Member

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1998
  • Kentucky, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2002

Representative Cases

  • Cranston v. Combs
  • Ferrell v. Miller, et al.
  • Rice v. Barnes
  • Furehr, et al. v. Golden Corral Franchising Systems, Inc., et al.
  • Thomas v. Mayfield, et al.
  • Jackson v. Allen
  • Cusano v. Sterling/McFadden Partnership
  • Orgain Ready Mix v. Hagan Co