CHARLESTON – Jackson Kelly attorney Laurie Miller has been selected by DRI as the recipient of this year’s Richard H. Krochock Award.

The award honors an individual who has provided exemplary leadership to the DRI Young Lawyers Committee through sponsorship or participation in its programs and activities, who has provided guidance, support and service as a mentor to the members of the Young Lawyers Committee and who has promoted those qualities which enhance the public image of the civil defense trial lawyer.

Miller, who focuses her practice in health care law, is also experienced in products liability and pharmaceutical litigation, construction defect litigation, medical professional liability, nursing home defense and other various types of commercial litigation. She has devoted a substantial portion of her practice to mass litigation, multi-district litigation and class actions.

Miller is active with DRI, the leading national organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. She is the Program Co-Chair of the national DRI Commercial Litigation Committee and the Membership Chair of the DRI Women in the Law Committee. She also serves on the Medical Liability, Product Liability and Drug & Medical Device Committees of DRI.

A published author for DRI, Miller is currently working on a chapter in the forthcoming DRI Defense Library Series publication “A Young Lawyers Guide to Defense Practice.” Her chapter focuses on document collection, review and production in discovery. She has also spoken at several DRI seminars as well as the 2014 West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Meeting.

Miller also serves on the Board of Governors of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. In addition to her writing, speaking and legal work, Miller is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia.

The award will be presented to Miller next month at the 2014 DRI Annual Meeting during the Awards Luncheon.

Jackson Kelly has more than 200 attorneys located in 11 offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and the District of Columbia.

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