Published: Mar 08, 2014 11:12 AM EST

Fort Myers, Fl - Attorney Karen Miller has died, appearantly at her own hands. Collegues in the legal community say she was a good attorney who was battling inner demons. Miller reportedly had an ongoing battle with alcohol. She was arrested for DUI and in the James Simms murder trial, Miller was questioned by the judge regarding her sobriety. Simms was granted an appeal in the case, but still wanted Miller to represent him. Attorney James Ermacora, who worked with Miller in the past says, "she (Miller) was the type of person that would bend over backwards to help you."


Karen Miller is survived by her husband and two children.