Ms. Beharry has been engaged in the practice of law for over a decade and is experienced in both civil litigation and transactional representation at the state and federal level. Ms. Beharry’s experience includes representation of government agencies including the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), the Department of Health, the Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Ms. Beharry has served as lead counsel for the Agency for Health Care Administration in Medicaid overpayment litigation actions and has recovered in excess of one million dollars from highly sophisticated clients including hospitals, physicians, and physician practice groups. Ms. Beharry has also handled a broad range of Medicaid issues for the Agency, including requests for variances or waivers, cost report audits, policy issues, and quality assessment fees. Ms. Beharry’s health law experience began at the Department of Health where she represented the Department in proceedings against licensed health care practitioners and pharmacies in front of their respective Boards. Ms. Beharry’s current practice utilizes her extensive background to provide individualized and proactive legal representation to individuals and health care providers in a wide variety of litigation, business, regulatory, and reimbursement matters.
Ms. Beharry’s practice includes a broad range of matters involving civil litigation, state government, estate planning, family law, and probate administration. Her estate practice consists of simple and complex estate planning, drafting of wills, advance medical directives, establishing durable power of attorney, and trusts. She also represents personal representatives throughout Florida in formal probate administration and has assisted probate clients ranging from Pensacola to Miami. In furtherance of the firm’s core mission of increasing accessibility to legal services for all communities, Ms. Beharry offers a reduced rate on estate planning services for active duty military, reservists, veterans, and their families.
Before entering the practice of law Ms. Beharry was employed by Merrill Lynch, a Fortune 500 company. During law school, Ms. Beharry interned for a Circuit Court Judge, was selected for a Florida Bar Public Interest Fellowship, and worked for the United States Department of Justice at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ms. Beharry graduated with honors and earned three Book Awards in Research and Writing, Torts, and Criminal Procedure at Florida Coastal School of Law. She earned her Bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Central Florida.
Ms. Miller partnered with Ms. Beharry to form Miller & Beharry, P.A., where her practice is concentrated in family law matters such as dissolution of marriage (divorce), paternity, child custody, child support, modifications and enforcement of orders, temporary or concurrent custody by extended family members, step-parent adoption, prenuptial (premarital) agreements, and domestic violence injunctions.
Ms. Miller is also experienced in the areas of compliance and regulation, logistics and supply chain management, health care, state and federal government, alcoholic beverage and tobacco, employment, and civil rights. Ms. Miller’s experience includes representation of the Department of Business & Professional Regulation as the Chief Attorney for the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. In that role she served as lead counsel for the Division and oversaw the litigation unit for all three of the Division’s Bureaus involving licensure, enforcement, and taxation of the manufacture, distribution, sale, and service of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products throughout the state of Florida. Ms. Miller also represented the Department as an Assistant General Counsel for the Division of Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics, and as the personnel and employment attorney for the Department in its entirety.
In the private sector, Ms. Miller has worked for Marie A. Mattox, P.A., where she practiced in both state and federal courts representing plaintiffs in matters such as discrimination and harassment claims, retaliation and whistleblower claims, disability and Family Medical Leave Act rights, excessive force claims, and civil rights abuses. Ms. Miller has also worked for Thompson, Crawford, Brown & Smiley, P.A., where she practiced primarily in family law representing both petitioners and respondents in matters such as divorce, paternity, and child custody matters.
Ms. Miller is a member of the Florida Bar and the federal United States District Court Northern District of Florida. She is also a member of Tallahassee Women Lawyers and the Administrative Law and Family Law sections of the Florida Bar.
Ms. Miller was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. Shortly after graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, she moved to Tampa, Florida. Ms. Miller later attended law school and graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors. While in law school she earned three Book Awards in Civil Procedure, Research and Writing, and Corporations. Ms. Miller has lived in Tallahassee for over ten years.
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