Miller Upshaw Family Law, PLLC is very proud to announce that Karla C. Miller and Rachel S. Upshaw have both been selected for inclusion in the 2019 MidSouth Super Lawyers List! Only 5% of all eligible attorneys in a particular practice area and region are named to the final Super Lawyers list.

In addition to being included in this year’s MidSouth Super Lawyers list, both attorneys have been designated as Top Rated Family Law Attorneys in Nashville by Super Lawyers.

This is the first year that Karla Miller has been selected for Super Lawyers. Rachel Upshaw has previously been named a Super Lawyers’ MidSouth Rising Star. In order to be eligible for selection, the attorney must have been nominated by another lawyer who practices in the same state (though non-lawyer and out-of-state attorneys may submit suggestions to Super Lawyers directly). From there, nominees are researched and evaluated in 12 different “indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition,” including (in no particular order):

  • Verdicts & settlements
  • Transactions
  • Representative clients
  • Experience
  • Honors & Awards
  • Special licenses & certifications
  • Position held in the law firm
  • Bar and/or professional activities
  • Pro bono & community service
  • Scholarly lectures & writings
  • Education & employment background
  • Other outstanding achievements

These 12 indicators are assigned points, and the attorneys with the highest points are sent to Super Lawyers’ Blue Ribbon Panel, which conducts another round of evaluation. From there, the final nominees are selected for inclusion.

About our award-winning attorneys

Firm founder Karla C. Miller has offered aggressive, comprehensive counsel for family law clients in the greater Nashville area since 1996, when she first opened the firm. She has been named to the “Top Ten in Tennessee” by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014-present), the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys’ “10 Best in Client Satisfaction,” (2014-present), and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s “Nation’s Top One Percent” (2016-present). She was listed as Best of the Bar by the Nashville Business Journal. Karla is active in the Family Law Sections of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. In her “spare” time, Karla volunteers for the US Department of Defense as an Ombudsman helping servicemembers in the reserve components of the US Military resolve disputes with their employers when returning to their jobs after deployment. In this capacity, Karla was named the National Ombudsman of the Year by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Committee of the US Dept. of Defense and the Military Officers Association of America. Karla also served on the Board of Commissioners on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission from 2006-2014.

Rachel S. Upshaw has been practicing since 2006 and joined the firm in 2008. She has been named to the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys’ “10 Best for Client Satisfaction” (2015-present) and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s “Nation’s Top One Percent” (2015-present). She was also named a MidSouth Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2014-2016), and to the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys’ “Top 10 Attorneys Under 40” (2016). In 2017, she traveled to Washington, D.C. with the nonprofit organization ZERO TO THREE, where she advocated for Tennessee families.  Rachel was also a member of the Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court and Lawyers’ Association for Women.

We are all very proud of both Karla and Rachel for their latest achievements. Please join us in our heartfelt “Congratulations!”