Jackson Kelly PLLC Attorney Receives DRI Lifetime Community Service Award
July 24, 2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – (July 25, 2017) – Jackson Kelly PLLC is pleased to announce that firm Member Laurie Miller has been honored as the 2017 recipient of the DRI Lifetime Community Service Award. Each year DRI's Annual Professional Achievement and Service Awards celebrate and honor outstanding performance by state and local defense organizations (SLDO's), DRI law firms, and individuals. The Awards are presented at DRI's Annual Meeting held in October. The Lifetime Community Service Award honors a member of DRI whose unselfish activities in community and/or public service have demonstrated his/her active and outstanding commitment to the improvement of the social and/or cultural well-being of the general public by initiating and participating in programs which have a positive impact on the community and/or general public. Ms. Miller’s award is in recognition for her years of loyal service to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia where she is currently serving as President of the Board.
Ms. Miller is very active with DRI. She is currently serving on DRI's prestigious Law Institute, as well as serving as the Blockbuster Speaker Chair for the 2017 DRI Annual Meeting. She has served as a past program chair for the Commercial Litigation Committee and the Women in the Law Committee. She is also a member of the DRI Medical Liability, Products Liability and Drug and Medical Device Committees.
“We congratulate Laurie on this well-deserved award and on her successes on behalf of her clients and our firm,” said firm Managing Member Ellen S. Cappellanti.
Ms. Miller is a Member in the Firm's Health Care and Finance Practice Group. She is experienced in medical professional liability defense, long-term care litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, products liability and various types of commercial litigation. She has also devoted a substantial portion of her practice to mass litigation, multi-district litigation and class actions.
DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation and is committed to enhancing the skills, effectiveness, and professionalism of defense lawyers; anticipating and addressing issues germane to defense lawyers and the civil justice system; promoting appreciation of the role of the defense lawyer; and improving the civil justice system and preserving the civil jury. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years.
Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a strong regional law firm with more than 175 attorneys located in 12 offices throughout Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. Focusing on clients' industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law.