Sebastian Miller

Sebastian Miller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Sebastian Miller Law, P.C.
 | 3785 Via Nona Marie, Suite 203E
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
Phone: 408-348-1728
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Sebastian Miller focuses on representing workers in employment litigation on a contingency-fee basis.  He litigates both class actions as well as single-plaintiff cases in the areas of employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour violations.  Since founding his own firm in December 2014, he has recovered over $2,500,000 for clients. 

Sebastian often speaks and writes about developments in employment law.  For example, his work has appeared in the California Labor & Employment Law Review and the Daily Journal.  Sebastian has been quoted by Law360 and has appeared on panels hosted by the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Labor and Employment Section of the California Bar as well as various organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that educate entrepreneurs about legal matters. 

Prior to founding his own practice, Sebastian spent seven years working as an employer-side lawyer at large law firms, including Goodwin Procter and Dewey & LeBoeuf.  Sebastian’s time as an employer-side lawyer helps him anticipate how a defendant will analyze a claim and leverage his client’s case accordingly.  During his “biglaw” experience, Sebastian often worked with emerging Silicon Valley companies and high net worth individuals—representing them in both litigation and compliance matters.  He also worked on hundreds of M&A transactions and developed a special expertise advising on the employment law issues attendant to them.


About Sebastian Miller

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Winner, D. Francis Bustin Prize for Excellent Student Writing, The University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • Winner, K. William Kolbe Writing Competition, ABA Section of Public Utility Law, 2008
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, The University of Chicago Law School, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Member of New York and California Bars

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Honorable William A. Ingram American Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • Federal Bar Association (member)
  • Instructor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Swords to Plowshares (volunteer attorney)
  • Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley (volunteer attorney with the Lawyers in the Library program)
  • Pro Bono Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (member)
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (volunteer attorney with various projects and clients)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, When Remote-Work Expenses Must Be Reimbursed Under Labor Code Section 2802, California Labor And Employment Law Review
  • Presenter, Advanced Wage & Hour Issues Under The California Labor Code, Institute for Applied Management and Law, August 26, 2015
  • Author, Leaves Of Absence And Nonaccrual Vacation In California, Law360
  • Speaker, Basics: Economic Realities Test and Martinez v. Combs -- Determining Who the Employer Is Under FLSA and California Law, California Bar Association, Section Of Labor & Employment Law (Annual Meeting)
  • Author, An Employee's Right To A Day Of Rest, Daily Journal

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Class action settlement providing for monetary damages and injunctive relief in Labor Code section 2802 lawsuit involving failure to reimburse for use of employees' cellular phones, 2016
  • $50,000 settlement for failure to pay wages to intern, 2015
  • $13,000 settlement regarding unpaid wages despite employee having previously signed release of claims, 2015
  • $45,000 settlement in disability discrimination matter, 2015
  • Secured all relief sought on behalf of plaintiff in fraud action. Jenkins v. Newtalk, Inc. Case No.: 3:14-CV-01400 (N.D. Cal.), 2014
  • Secured dismissal of all claims following grant of summary judgment.  McLean v. Infinera Corporation, Case No.: 1-12-CV-219463 (Superior Court of Santa Clara County), 2013


  • Mobilespan in acquisition by Dropbox
  • Topsy Labs Inc. in sale to Apple Inc.
  • 41st Parameter, Inc. in sale to Experian Holdings, Inc.
  • Zendesk, Inc. in acquisition of Zopim Technologies
  • Brightcove Inc. in acquisition of Unicorn Media
  • Ansys, Inc. in acquisition of Reaction Design
  • Global Payments Inc. in acquisition of Pay Pros
  • Amobee, Inc. in acquisitions of both Adconion and Kontera Technologies

Representative Clients:

  • ProsperWorks
  • Huddle

Educational Background:

  • The University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. in Economics), 2005
Office Location for Sebastian Miller

3785 Via Nona Marie
Suite 203E
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923


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Last Updated: 2/15/2017

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