Sebastian Miller

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Santa Clara, CA

Sebastian Miller Law, P.C.
 | 900 Lafayette Street, Suite 201
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: 408-520-0993
Fax: 408-716-3149
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Sebastian Miller Law, P.C., Sebastian Miller focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law matters. His firm is located in Carmel, California, and he represents clients throughout the state. Prior to launching his own practice, Mr. Miller was an associate at three different international law firms in their New York and San Francisco Bay Area offices. Admitted to practice in California since 2009, Mr. Miller is also admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

    Mr. Miller’s practice is confined to his representation of employees in a variety of matters. Many of the cases that he has handled have involved wrongful termination and other acts of prohibited retaliation, and in several instances, the plaintiffs have been discharged after reporting misconduct. Mr. Miller has also worked on claims that have been based on unlawful workplace discrimination that is governed by such federal and state laws as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Housing and Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Mr. Miller’s experience has additionally encompassed the representation of victims of workplace sexual and racial harassment, and he has handled wage and hour violations that are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Since opening his firm, he has been able to obtain millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients, through jury verdicts, negotiated settlements and arbitration awards. Mr. Miller’s successful track record has earned him a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and any other recognition from his colleagues. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, he also helps executives negotiate employment and severance agreements.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Employment & Labor: Employee
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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    About Sebastian Miller

    Admitted: 2009, California

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    • Winner, K. William Kolbe Writing Competition, ABA Section of Public Utility Law, 2008
    • Winner, D. Francis Bustin Prize for Excellent Student Writing, The University of Chicago Law School, 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:

    • Instructor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose  , 2015
    • The Honorable William A. Ingram American Inn of Court (Barrister)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, An Employee's Right To A Day Of Rest, Daily Journal
    • Author, When Remote-Work Expenses Must Be Reimbursed Under Labor Code Section 2802, California Labor And Employment Law Review
    • 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, Leaves Of Absence And Nonaccrual Vacation In California, Law360
    • Presenter, Advanced Wage & Hour Issues Under The California Labor Code, Institute for Applied Management and Law, August 26, 2015


    • $250,000+ in individual settlements on behalf of a small group of employees who did not receive paid meal and rest breaks, 2019
    • $1,000,000+ class action settlement related to meal and rest breaks, 2020
    • $300,000+ settlement in an employment discrimination matter, 2019
    • $300,000 class action settlement related to meal and rest breaks, 2020
    • $300,000+ settlement in a whistleblower retaliation matter, 2019
    • $300,000+ settlement for a disabled employee, 2019
    • Arbitration award of $765,000+ (including attorneys' fees) for failure to accommodate an employee's anxiety disorder, 2019
    • Employee v. Employer (JAMS arbitration award in employee's favor on claim against employer for its failure to accommodate a disability), 2017
    • 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
    • Employee v. Employer (JAMS) (arbitration award in favor of employee-side client in retaliation and wrongful discharge claim against employer), 2017
    • Sedgwick v. County of Monterey (payment of $75,000 in attorney's fees plus reinstatement to settle retaliation lawsuit), 2017
    • -$904,000 settlement in PAGA action seeking penalties for violation of California's day of rest statutes, 2018

    Educational Background:

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

    900 Lafayette Street
    Suite 201
    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    Phone: 408-520-0993

    Fax: 408-716-3149

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    Last Updated: 7/20/2020

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