Monthly Meetings

MARCH 8, 2018
WHERE:     Billy’s Restaurant
TIME:           12:00 Noon
SPEAKER:    Joel B. Miller, Esq.
TOPIC:          New Tax Law

Joel B. Miller is a resident of Roanoke, Virginia, serving the greater Roanoke, Lynchburg, Salem, Blacksburg, Bedford areas in all tax related areas, wills, trust, adoption/readoption, business law, incorporations and automobile accident litigation cases.

Mr Miller is a 1985 graduate of the Liberty University School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation after completing all of the requirements, including work as a tax and audit accountant.  Due to time limitations, Mr. Miller no longer performs CPA-type audits for clients, but continues to focus his practice on legal and tax matters.

Mr. Miller has been practicing law since 1990 when he graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law.  Upon graduation, Mr. Miller served for six years with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate’s General Corps (Army JAG), including tours of duty at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and the United States Army Legal Services Agency in Falls Church, Virginia.  During his initial tour, Mr. Miller successfully completed the U.S. Army Airborne School.  Mr. Miller resigned his commission as a Major, leaving active duty in 1996.

Mr. Miller earned his Masters of Law in Taxation (graduating with honors) from the Georgetown University School of Law (Washington, D.C.) in 1996 and began working for the U.S. Department of Justice in their Tax Division.  During his work there, he handled many tax cases for the Internal Revenue Service focusing on criminal fraud investigations.  He represented the United States in Florida, New York, Michigan, Virginia and West Virginia, serving as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.

April 12, 2018
TIME:       12:00 Noon
SPEAKER:  Nick Leitch, Esq.




Mr. Leitch focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice and products liability claims. His clients include a wide variety of health care providers, including physicians, nurses, hospitals, managed care organizations, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and ancillary health care providers. He also counsels hospitals and physicians on patient care issues, medical staff relations, risk management and quality assurance. His guidance is based on his extensive trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution experience during his nearly twenty-five years of practice in this area.

Mr. Leitch has lectured on various topics, including EMTALA (Emergency Medical Transfer and Active Labor Act), informed consent, patient confidentiality, general quality assurance/risk management topics to numerous groups of medical professionals, such as the Alleghany-Bath Medical Society, the Virginia Society of Hospital Risk Managers, Virginia Western Community College, and the Parish Nurse Association.