Michael G. Miller
Mr. Miller is first and foremost a civil trial attorney, having tried over 70 cases to a jury verdict in a host of subjects ranging from real estate, business, personal injury, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, attorney malpractice, employment/labor and civil rights. Mr. Miller also has a long history of litigation and advice for both homeowners and homeowners associations.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Miller worked as a police officer for nearly ten years on the San Francisco Peninsula. While attending Empire College School of Law at night, he started a successful legal research business, providing legal research to over 30 attorneys. He has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1988. He is a founding partner of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, and was previously a partner with the firm of Senneff, Kelly, Kimelman & Miller. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney. Mr. Miller has tried over 70 cases to jury verdict, as well as many non-jury trials, binding arbitrations and administrative hearings ranging from Labor Commissioner to Alcohol Beverage Control matters. Mr. Miller has appellate court opinions published in Vahle v. Barwick (2001) 93 Cal.App.4th 1323, and Morrison v. Vineyard Creek (2011) 193 Cal.App. 4th 1254.
Mr. Miller also worked extensively with and through the California Legislature to amend the Davis-Stirling Act which governs homeowners associations in California.
Education and Memberships
Mr. Miller attended Chabot College, College of San Mateo and Empire College School of Law, graduating cum laude and first in his original class of 1988. Mr. Miller is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA). Other memberships have included the Sonoma County Bar Association, Redwood Empire Trial Lawyers Association, California Trial Lawyers Associations, National Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute and American Inns of Court. Mr. Miller is licensed to practice in all California courts, the Federal Northern District of California and its Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Representative Clients Have Included:
Maas Corporation (Oliver’s Markets), Ukiah Natural Foods, Enartis Vinquiry, Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery, California Teachers Association, Santa Rosa Fire Fighters Local 1401, Advantage Manufactured Homes, Inc., NorCal Building Materials, Inc., Aegis Assisted Living, LLC, Medeiros Transportation, Ledson Winery, California Insurance Group, Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation, law enforcement personnel through The Peace officer's Research Association of California (P.O.R.A.C.), Maudlin Drywall, Buffalo Billiards, Inc., California Casualty, Sequoia Insurance, Coppertower Family Medical Center, Inc., Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire, Woodhill L.P. dba Oak Creek Apartments, Clearwater Land Company, Pacific Bay Company, Red River Company, Luther Burbank Center, Jack London Lodge, Pristine Pool & Spa, Solana Gold Organics, T-Marshall & Associates, Inc., Mazatlan Restaurants, Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, Non-Profits Insurance Alliance group, The Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County, various homeowners associations and Schram Construction.
Mr. Miller acted as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for 7 years www.sonomacasa.org for two at-risk wards of the Court overseeing educational, medical, housing, behavioral, social and overall life issues and as a mentor. He has served as a pro bono attorney for the Sonoma County Legal Aids Domestic Violence program. He was involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sonoma County for over 15 years, having been a "big" to a "little" brother for 2 years with one, and nearly 10 years with another. He also served on its Board of Directors. He volunteers for the Sonoma County Superior Court as a Judge Pro Tem for Small Claims Court and jury trials, arbitrations and settlement conferences. He has been an active longtime supporter of the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Mr. Miller is a community advocate and active in issues centering on racial equality.
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