For 30 years, Michael J. Miller has been in the private practice of representing those injured and aggrieved in cases of personal injury. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Maryland in 1975. Immediately following, he pursued his legal degree from the University of Baltimore, receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1978. He was first admitted to practice law in Virginia (1979), then Washington D.C. (1985), Maryland (1986), and Pennsylvania.
While his legal career began in 1979, Michael Miller's legal practice has concentrated primarily on medical negligence and pharmaceutical litigation since 1985. Miller and Associates played an important role in L-tryptophan and fen-phen litigation in the 1990s. The law firm has also been integral in litigating other major areas of personal injury law, including, but not limited to, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Digitek and Avandia.
Michael J. Miller, a pilot and father to six children, is a highly qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer with an impeccable record of accomplishment.
Mr. Miller is routinely appointed by federal and state judges to lead mass tort litigation's. Currently, Mr. Miller is co-lead of the Roundup litigation in San Francisco, In Re Roundup MDL No. 2741 in front of the Honorable Vincent Chhabria. Mr. Miller is also appointed co-lead of the California state court Roundup litigation. Mr. Miller served as lead counsel in the first Roundup trial in America resulting in a $289 million verdict and lead counsel in the 3rd Roundup trial in American resulting in awards of $1.37 billion and $1.18 billion for two plaintiffs. Mr. Miller served as leader for the Zyprexa litigation in federal court in Brooklyn in front of the Honorable Jack Weinstein and chairman of discovery for Avandia litigation in front of the Honorable Cynthia Ruffe in federal court in Philadelphia.
Mr. Miller served as co-lead counsel for the Embassy Bombing cases for the last 10 years including managing 567 petitioners Special Master Reports and ultimate entry of final judgment of over 4.3 billion in compensatory damages. Mr. Miller successfully argued post trial motions with Sudan and has worked on the briefs to the DC Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Miller is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, and a member of the Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.
Due to his tremendous knowledge, skill, and experience, Mr. Miller is often requested to lecture for esteemed legal organizations around the country including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Virginia Trial Lawyers, Arkansas Trial Lawyer and Mississippi Trial Lawyers. He is often asked to share his immense knowledge of HMO litigation, ERISA pre-emption, pharmaceutical litigation, trial technique, and evidence. Mr. Miller is a former member of the Board of Governors of Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.