MEET THE TEAM
Darren A. Miller
Founder / Senior Attorney
Mr. Miller is the owner and founder of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, as well as an experienced Texas Personal injury lawyer himself.
Attorney Darren Miller received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in 1992 after which he attended the University of St. Thomas and received a Masters in Business Administration in 1993. Mr Miller was awarded Juris Doctor in 1997 from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Darren Miller and Ramesh have been working together for over 10 years. Ramesh has had a varied and challenging legal career within the Personal Injury and Mass Tort arenas.
Ramesh has always practiced, almost exclusively, in the area of Personal Injury. Through his time with the firm, Ramesh and Darren have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of their clients through trial, mediation, and settlements.
Scott D. Smith
Mr. Smith was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Mr. Smith is an experienced trial lawyer who has taken favorable verdicts for clients on both sides of the docket. He has experience in all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts, including personal injury and wrongful death, commercial disputes, and general civil litigation. He has also successfully advocated cases on the appellate level. Mr. Smith has represented a broad spectrum of clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in cases involving breach of contract, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, consumer and securities fraud actions, broker-dealers in FINRA arbitrations, shareholder disputes, insurance, bankruptcy, personal injury, mass tort, and real estate matters. In addition to complex and general civil litigation, Mr. Smith’s practice is also concentrated on business transactions and corporate law, as well as matters related to legal ethics and professional responsibility.
Previously, Mr. Smith served as Of Counsel for The Law Office of Larry P. Smith in Houston, Texas. Prior to his return to Houston, Mr. Smith was a Partner with McCormick & O’Brien, LLP, a boutique litigation firm in New York City. Mr. Smith also served as Counsel for the Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department as well as a Court Attorney with the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department in New York. Prior to his government service, Mr. Smith was associated with the law firms of Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C. and Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, and was an Associate with Bernstein Liebhard LLP, where he represented aggrieved investors in class action lawsuits, including In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, No. 21-MC-92 (S.D.N.Y.), a case which involved over 300 coordinated actions and settled for $586 million.
- Boston University School of Law, LL.M., Banking and Financial Law, 2002
- South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2001
- Member, South Texas Law Review
- University of Texas at Austin, B.A., English, 1997
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Ms. Yoss holds a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University Petit School of Law, as well as a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Downtown. Ms. Yoss graduated Ohio Northern University Petit School of Law in 2007, and obtained her Ohio law license in October 2007. Upon obtaining her licensure, Ms. Yoss began representing clients at a well-known Ohio insurance defense firm. While at the insurance defense firm in Ohio, Ms. Yoss wrote jury instructions that garnered a defense verdict in a food poison case.
Originally from Houston, Texas, Ms. Yoss moved back to the Lone Star State in fall 2008 and obtained her Texas licensure in November 2009. Ms. Yoss now assists in managing the pre-litigation department as the attorney manager of the pre-litigation team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC. Ms. Yoss works diligently to obtain optimal settlements for her pre-litigation clients without filing a lawsuit. Ms. Yoss also works alongside the litigation attorneys as a member of the D. Miller & Associates, PLLC litigation team to obtain substantial compensation for clients involved in auto and trucking accidents, premises liability accidents, and work place accidents. Inspired by firm owner, Attorney Darren A. Miller, Ms. Yoss gets to know her clients as family, because she feels that at the end of the day, she and her clients all win or lose together.
- Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, J.D., 2007
- University of Houston-Downtown, B.A., 2003
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Commercial Trucking Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Products Liability
Ben Kemmy represents individuals and families in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Whether these cases involve driving, hospital care, or workplace conditions, Ben focuses on violations of public-safety rules and the resulting harm to his clients.
Ben was born and raised in San Antonio, where his father and three of his brothers practice law. He and his wife live in Houston, where he has made his home since 2010. Ben went to college at Notre Dame and received his law degree from the University of Houston. Before law school, Ben worked in Washington, D.C. at a civil rights firm that specializes in protecting the free exercise of religion.
Ben believes in practicing law the old-fashioned way—by personally investigating, documenting, and presenting his client’s case from start to finish. Holding to that approach, he has had success both in taking clients’ cases to trial and negotiating settlements favorable to them.
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2013
- University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2007
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- Disputes with insurance companies
- 18-wheeler wrecks
- Car wrecks
- Workplace injuries
- Medical patient injuries
- Nursing Home injuries
- Wrongful death claims
- Oil field injuries
- Consumer safety
Sherry Burdick has managed D. Miller & Associates, PLLC over the last 8 years. Throughout her career, she has focused exclusively on managing the day to day operations for the firm. This includes handling firm business as well as all employee related concerns. Ms. Burdick is specifically involved in the direction and management of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC.
Sherry is particularly skilled in the firm’s technology, working with the latest programs and equipment. This know-how has allowed her to effectively manage the multifaceted approach the firm takes when representing our clients.
Personal Injury Manager
Marcela Garcia has been a part of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC for over 10 years. She began her career with the Firm as the receptionist. Through hard work and excellent results, Marcela continued to grow and take on more responsibilities. She now currently serves as the Manager of the Personal Injury Department. Marcela has managed and assisted the Firm in many ways. Her extensive background and knowledge allow her to effectively manage the Firm’s voluminous database. Marcela is also specifically proficient with different practice management programs and legal research databases.
Marcela has played a significant role in D. Miller & Associates, PLLC’s growth and success. She is a trusted and valuable member of the D. Miller team. Marcela strives for excellence and is committed to getting the results our clients deserve.