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ABOUT Thomas E. Miller

Thomas E. Miller has been a distinguished construction defect attorney for 45 years. During his first eight years of practice he represented developers and their insurance companies. Since 1981, Miller has exclusively represented homeowners and associations in construction defects claims. He has been an Officer on the Board of Directors of his own Homeowners Association for the last 12 years.

A nationally recognized expert and pioneer in his field, he has recovered over $1 Billion for his association clients including 150 settlements and verdicts over $1 million. Miller is a Fellow Member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, AV rated (highest possible rating in both legal quality and ethical standards) by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been voted by his peers a "Super Lawyer" since 2004 in construction litigation in both the Northern and Southern California regions. Most recently, The Miller Law

Firm was awarded the National Litigator Award by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents for two consecutive years. This award is the most well respected performance measuring symbol of litigation achievement in the nation, honoring only the top 1% of attorneys, and based strictly on tangible verdict & settlement dollar achievement.


Mr. Miller is the author of four definitive treatises, "California Construction Defect Litigation: Residential and Commercial” (1986 & 1993), "Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States” (3rd Edition, 1999; Annual Supplement, 2009-2012), and the 4th Edition published in 2013 by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Annual Supplement 2014-2017). He is also the co-author of the authoritative handbook on the subject, "Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction," second edition (2012).


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Author, "Handling Defect Claims: Western States" 3rd Ed, Aspen Law & Bus., 1999, and "Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction," Seven Locks Press, 2001. Honors: "Thomas E. Miller Moot Court Room," California Western School of Law, San Diego; "Thomas E. Miller Distinguished Professorship," Hastings School of Law, San Francisco; "Thomas E. Miller Presidents Scholar Center," California State University, Long Beach.

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