J. Jerome Miller - Lawyer, P.A.
415 Mountain Drive, Suite 3
Destin, FL 32541
Jerry Miller is a Pre-eminent lawyer and has been admitted to practice law since 1970. He was employed by the Florida Department of Natural Resources as Assistant to the General Counsel, and next entered the service of his country in the United States Air Force, as a Judge Advocate. He has been in private practice in the Florida Panhandle since 1975.
He has extensive experience in his practice areas of law, having served thousands of individuals, families and businesses, as well as seven Florida municipalities. He is Peer Review Rated as “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating status available to attorneys. When a lawyer achieves Peer Review Rated status, he or she has earned an additional level of validation for the professional skills and high ethical standards displayed through actions and work product. The designation reflects the confidential opinions of both rated and non-rated peers from the lawyer’s Bar and/or area of legal practice.
Practice Areas: Probate; Trust Administration; Estate Planning; Wills and Trusts; Guardianship; Elder Law; Real Property; Zoning, Planning and Land Use; and Municipal Law.
Admitted: 1970, Florida; 1975, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: Florida State University, J.D., 1970
College: Florida State University, B.S., 1967
Member: The Florida Bar (Member, Real Property, Trust and Probate Section and Local Government Section); Estate Planning Council of Northwest Florida (President, 1982); Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (President, 2000-2001; Florida Municipal Attorney of the Year 2012-2013), Destin Chamber of Commerce, Destin Rotary Club (Service Above Self Award 2014-2015).
Biography: Adjunct Instructor, Estate Planning and Probate, University of West Florida, 2004-2006. City Attorney: Destin, 1985-1993, 1996-2016; Carrabelle, 1975-1975; Crestview, 1988-1996, 2012-2015; Ft. Walton Beach, 1988-2003; Mary Esther, 1995-1996; Ebro 1998-2002; Quincy 2013-2014; Chattahoochee 2018-present.
Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where his family settled 10 years before his birth.
Birth: March 22, 1946.