Peter Miller - Attorney
Peter Miller came to the legal profession with a wealth of experience in other areas seemingly unrelated to the practice of personal injury law.
Mr. Miller graduated from the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in English, with an emphasis on southern literature. His minor area of interest was chemistry and physics. After college, he traveled widely through Europe and North Africa and, on the weight of the photographic work accomplished during his travels, he was awarded a graduate assistantship at the University of Iowa.
When Mr. Miller finished his graduate studies, he and his wife Karen moved to New York where he was employed by United Artists Corporation in the field of motion picture production. He took the highly competitive Director’s Guild Assistant Director’s annual examination and was only one of five persons to be awarded Apprentice Membership in the Director’s Guild of America.
The opportunity to establish a county-wide newspaper in Arkansas arose, and Mr. Miller and his wife moved to Heber Springs, Arkansas where they were involved in the establishment of the Arkansas Sun. He served as a reporter, photographer and Assistant Editor of the paper until it was sold several years later. Mr. Miller then moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where he established an advertising media company, which he ran while attending law school part-time and at night.
In 1980, Mr. Miller was awarded his attorney’s license and began the practice of law as an associate and then a partner with the law firm of Kaplan, Brewer, Bilheimer & Marks. In 1986, Mr. Miller established his own law firm, the Law Offices of Peter Miller.
Peter Miller is licensed to practice before the Arkansas State Court, United States District Court, the Eighth Circuit of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. In addition, he is licensed by the United States Court of International Trade to practice as an attorney and counselor at law.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Served as special Chancery Judge on numerous occasions.
Selected as one of Arkansas’ Best Lawyers by the Arkansas Democrat/Gazette 11 years in a row.
Chosen as American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Lawyers 8 years in a row.
Rated " VERY HIGH" for Legal Ability and Ethical Conduct by Martindale Hubbell.
Selected Best Lawyer in Central Arkansas, by the readers of the Arkansas Times.
Attorney Peter Miller is a Fellow of the Arkansas Bar Foundation, a member of the Leaders Forum of the American Trial Lawyers Association, an Advocate certified by the National College of Advocacy, and a member of the Arkansas Bar Association.
Mr. Miller has developed an expertise in the use of persuasive graphics at trial and has been invited by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association to make formal presentations to its members.
Mr. Miller has always promulgated the philosophy that the role of an attorney is to serve his clients’ best interests. For every decision made regarding a case, he takes into account this belief, above all other considerations. As a result, Mr. Miller has been able to build the premier personal injury law firm in the state of Arkansas. The trust, prestige and reputation of the firm works to his clients’ benefit, and as a result, most cases are resolved or settled before trial.
Jessica Virden Mallett
Jessica Virden Mallett- Managing Partner
Jessica Virden Mallett grew up in Morrilton, AR. She graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She then attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where she graduated early with Highest Honors in December 2010. While in law school, Ms. Virden Mallett clerked for Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza, the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, and the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Ms. Virden Mallett is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations. She is licensed to practice before all the Arkansas State Courts and the federal district courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas as well as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has received awards for Top Ten Attorneys in Client Satisfaction and is recognized as a National Lawyer of Distinction.
Ms. Virden Mallett is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Board of Governors, the Arkansas Bar Association Board of Governors, and the Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates.
Paige Edgin- Attorney
Paige Edgin is a lifelong resident of Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Political Science. From there she attended Bowen School of Law in Little Rock graduating in May 2012. As a law student, Ms. Edgin was a member of the Moot Court Competition Team and earned awards for Best Petitioner and Best Oralist. After working in employment law, Ms. Edgin joined our firm in October 2013.
Ms. Edgin is a member of the Arkansas Trials Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice. She is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Arkansas and federal district courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.
Ms. Edgin is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates.
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Chase Mangiapane- Attorney
Chase Mangiapane grew up in Prattsville, Arkansas. He attended the University of Central Arkansas and graduated with a double major in Spanish and International Studies. While at the University of Central Arkansas, Chase spent several months abroad learning the Spanish language in both Spain and Mexico and now fluently speaks Spanish. He attended the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock and graduated with honors in May of 2012.
Chase is licensed in all Arkansas state courts and both the Eastern and Western Districts of the Arkansas federal courts. He a dedicated trial lawyer who was awarded the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Award in 2014, the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in 2015, and the American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 Litigation Lawyer under 40 in the State of Arkansas for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019. He is a member of the Pulaski County, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations and is a proud member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
Mr. Mangiapane is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates"
Nader Afsordeh- Attorney
Nader Afsordeh was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. After graduating from Little Rock Central he attended Vanderbilt University where he received degrees in Economics and English Literature. From there, he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of law graduating in May of 2010 with honors.
Since becoming a lawyer, Nader has committed himself to helping Arkansans in need by first working to ensure that children with disabilities receive an appropriate public education, working with abused and neglected children all over the state, and now helping individuals who were injured through no fault of their own. Nader is licensed in all Arkansas State Courts, both the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas Federal Courts, and in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Nader is also a proud member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Associates, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.
Edward Zellmer- Attorney
Edward Zellmer was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised in Paducah, Kentucky. He attended Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Spanish. After working in banking for five years in Paducah, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee, he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law graduating in May of 2013.
Edward attended Bowen's night division while working full time as a litigation specialist in the mortgage servicing industry. After receiving his juris doctorate, he worked as an insurance adjuster specializing in premises liability for the Lloyds of London market. Mr. Zellmer joined our firm in October of 2017. Edward is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice.
Elijah Virden- Attorney
Elijah Virden grew up in Morrilton, Arkansas, before attending Arkansas Tech University where he earned his undergraduate degree in English in 2013. Elijah went on to earn a Masters in English at ATU before attending the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock where he earned his Juris Doctorate.
Elijah attended the night program while working full time as a legal assistant, ensuring that he learned the law both from an administrative and legal viewpoint. Elijah is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Arkansas Bar Association.
Kerrigan Cook - Attorney
Kerrigan Cook was born and raised in Calico Rock, Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated with a double major in Political Science and Communication in May 2018. After college, she attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree.
During law school, Kerrigan clerked at multiple personal injury firms in Little Rock, including the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett. Upon admission to the Arkansas State Bar, she joined the firm as an attorney. Kerrigan is licensed to practice law in all Arkansas state courts and is a proud member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.