Attorney Todd Miller's record of exemplary professional conduct has allowed him to become one of the most sought after attorneys in Mid-Missouri. Mr. Miller manages a full-service litigation firm he founded in 2006 that represents clients in both civil and criminal cases with a focus on bankruptcy; debt collections (for creditors); civil litiation; criminal law; traffic law - speeding tickets and DWI; property tax; business and commercial law; real estate; municipal law; legal counsel representation; elder law; wrongful death; personal injury; wills and trusts; and estate planning law. He earned his J.D. at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO, and earned his B.S. at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO where he graduated with honors (cum laude). He is a longstanding and active member of the Missouri Bar and several of its subcommittees and he was most recently recognized by that distinguished organization for his contribution to educate Missouri lawyers. In addition to the Missouri Bar, he is a past and/or present member of the American Bar Association, the Cole County Bar Association, and the 26th Circuit Court Bar Association. He frequently writes and speaks publicly on the topics of bankruptcy; estate planning; elder law; property tax appeals; and litigation. When not working, Mr. Miller remains active in several community service organizations such as the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce; Lions Club; Concord Baptist Church; River Oaks Christian Academy and the Samaritan Center. For years, he has been the monthly legal contributor to the area's largest newspaper, the Jefferson City News Tribune.
Tamala M. Byrd has been with the firm since 2011 and is a dynamic member of our team. Her high level of knowledge and experience is well received by clients, court clerks and judges alike. Ms. Byrd is the firm's Managing Accountant and Office Manager and works tirelessly on property tax appeals; sales tax appeals; income tax appeals, and bankruptcy matters. In that capacity, she prepares and examines client financial records, she makes sure that records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. She perform overviews of the financial operations of clients' businesses and helps clients create plans of action for improved financial well-being. Last year alone, Ms. Byrd filed over 600 individual tax returns and is proficient at most legal software research programs.
Ms. Byrd is a graduate of Lincoln University of Missouri in 2005 and holds a Registered Tax Return Preparer Certificate and an Annual Filing Season Certificate with the Internal Revenue Service. She coordinates office activities for attorneys performing a variety of legal secretarial and paralegal duties such as scheduling hearings, preparing legal documents and correspondence, docketing cases and maintaining court dockets and diaries, and providing information and direction to others. She consistently displays a high knowledge of legal, secretarial, and office practices.
Ms. Byrd is a member of several professional organizations and writes and lectures on the subjects of accounting and tax appeals. She is the mother of two active children and a resident of Fulton, Missouri where she participates in community organizations and charities.