Posts made in January 2019

Meet The Attorneys At Miller Law Offices, PLLC

At the Miller Law Offices, our motto is small town values, big time service. What exactly does that mean? While we have 60 years of combined knowledge and experience behind our legal team, we are ever-present in Central West Virginia to assist with many of your legal needs.

We are a full-service law firm representing individuals, families, and businesses with sound and compassionate legal advice. We pride ourselves on the personal care and attention we give every case. The attention that only a small firm like ours can offer.

Our team of lawyers in Fairmont, WV, work hard to resolve your legal issues, including using our substantial litigation experience to fight for your rights. Specializing in oil and gas law in Fairmont, WV, we are well-versed in real estate, personal injury, probate, wills, and litigation.

Meet Our Attorneys
Kenneth R. Miller – Mr. Miller has been practicing law in West Virginia for over forty years and is a founding partner of Miller Law Offices. He is a seasoned litigator with an abundance of jury trial experience, having tried over one hundred cases during his career.  Attorney Miller represents clients on a wide range of legal matters including personal injury, wrongful death, property dispute, real estate, insurance, products liability, medical malpractice, and business.

Kenneth Alexander “Alex” Miller II – Mr. Alex Miller is a founding partner of Miller Law Offices. Upon completion of law school Alex joined a local law firm where he concentrated his efforts in the area of oil and gas law and gained extensive experience in that field. To this day he continues to work with his oil and gas clients.

Blaire Nuzum-Wise – Ms. Nuzum-Wise joined the Miller Law Offices in 2015. Upon graduating from West Virginia University of Law, she started her legal career by clerking for the Honorable David R. Janes in Marion County. She then joined the Marion County Prosecutor’s office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney where she specialized in juvenile matters. Attorney Nuzum-Wise specializes in the fields of oil and gas and real estate at the Miller Law Offices, in addition to criminal law, juvenile law, and education.

Whether you are a business looking for representation, or an individual in search of a personal injury attorney in Fairmont, WV, our firm will be there for you when you need it most.

Top Reasons You Need An Estate Planning Attorney

While not always an easy topic to discuss, estate planning is important for a number of reasons. Because while many think of it as something you need to do before you die, it’s also essential for you and your assets in the event you become incapacitated or can’t make decisions for yourself.

Estate planning isn’t only for the wealthy. Without a plan in place, there could be long-lasting effects on your loved ones, even if you don’t have a pricey home, large IRA, or valuable collectibles to pass on.

Below are a few of the most important reasons for estate planning.
Decide Who Receives Your Assets at Death
Without an estate plan, the state will determine what happens to your possessions and money. When you have an estate plan in place, you know that your loved ones are getting what you intended.

Name Your Executor
With a will, you can specify who you would like to serve as your representative to handle your probate estate. This person has a number of responsibilities, from paying your debts and expenses, to deciding how specific items will be allocated among your beneficiaries.

Tax Protection
Transfer your assets to heirs while reducing much or even all of the federal and state estate taxes or state inheritance taxes, which can be very pricey.

Select a Power of Attorney/Conservatorship
Should you become mentally or physically incapacitated due to an accident or illness, your appointed power of attorney can make important decisions for you.

Name Guardians To Care For Minor Children
Should you die without a surviving spouse or having named a legal guardian to care for your minor children, the Probate Court will assign a guardian/conservator of their choosing.

Miller Law Offices can offer you the assistance you need with all aspects of estate planning. Call an estate planning attorney in Marion County, WV, who can provide you with knowledgeable and compassionate estate planning advice.