George C. Miller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in San Diego, CA

Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C.
 | 401 West "A" Street, Suite 2250
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-9500
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner with Shustak Reynolds & Partners, P.C., attorney George C. Miller focuses his practice on securities law and business law. Working out of the firm's San Diego, California, office, Mr. Miller represents clients throughout Southern California in the following practice areas:

·         Securities arbitration and litigation

·         SEC, FINRA and other regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings

·         Employment litigation

·         Business and corporate litigation

·         Contract disputes

·         Real property disputes

·         Judgment enforcement proceedings

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004, Mr. Miller attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and obtained his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, in 2008. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.  In 2018, Mr. Miller was admitted to the State Bar of Texas.  

While in law school, Mr. Miller was a member of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and served as the articles and notes editor. Over the course of his years practicing law, he has published several articles on a variety of legal topics, and he has delivered lectures on securities law and financial advisor transitions.

As both an attorney and arbitrator, Mr. Miller has successfully handled numerous high-profile and high-stakes cases, securing multimillion dollar awards and negotiating substantial settlements. He has also represented the interests of financial advisers and investors in numerous complex litigation cases.

Mr. Miller remains actively involved in a number of professional legal organizations, including the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society and the San Diego County Bar Association, among others. As a testament to his professionalism and service, Mr. Miller has received numerous awards and honors, including a "Superb," 10 out of 10 rating from AVVO.  

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Securities Litigation (40%)

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%): Arbitration, Mediation

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Arbitration, Mediation, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About George Miller

Admitted: 2008, California

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Honors and Awards:

  •  SuperLawyers® “Rising Star”, 2018
  • San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top “Young Attorneys”, 2012
  • San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top “Young Attorneys”, 2013
  • International – Referral “Rising Star”, 2013
  • Semi-Finalist, San Diego Daily Transcript’s “Top Attorneys” (Corporate Litigation), 2013
  • San Diego Daily Transcript’s “Top Attorneys” (Labor/Employment), 2014
  • San Diego Daily Transcript’s “Young Attorneys”, Finalist, 2014
  • San Diego Business Journal's “Best of the Bar”, 2014
  • SuperLawyers® “San Diego Rising Star”, 2015 (Securities Litigation)
  • San Diego Business Journal's "Best of the Bar", 2015
  • AVVO Rating "10 of 10 - Superb"
  • San Diego Business Journal's "Best of the Bar", 2016
  • SuperLawyers® “Rising Star”, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 2018
  • San Diego Texas Exes (University of Texas Alumni Association), Business Networking Chair, 2016 - Present
  • San Diego Texas Exes (University of Texas Alumni Association), President, 2013 – 2016
  • Member, Advisory Committee - San Diego County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • SIFMA Legal & Compliance Division
  • Neutral Arbitrator, FINRA Dispute Resolution
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • California, 2008

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Author, Merrill Lynch Pays the Piper for Failing to Arbitrate Promissory Note Disputes, 2012
  • Author, Putting Convictions Into Perspective, Investment News, 2012
  • Author, Don't Fall Victim To Affinity Fraud; If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is, 2011
  • Regularly quoted by FundFire, a Financial Times Service; quoted by AdvisorHub
  • Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Articles & Notes Editor, 2007 – 2008
  • Drivers Won’t Pay the Only Toll: Why the Foothill-South Toll Road…, 30 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 279, 30, 2007
  • Presenter, San Diego County Bar Association, Annual Securities Law Update, November 16, 2016 

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Represented individual in SEC insider trading investigation.  Dismissed, 2017
  • Represented terminated FINRA registered person in employment/U5 dispute with prior firm.  Settled, 2017
  • Represented two teams of high-producing financial advisors in significant employment dispute with prior firm.  Settled, 2016
  • Represented high-revenue financial advisor team in claim against prior firm involving deferred compensation and other benefits.  Settled, 2016
  • Represented manufacturing corporation in international breach of contract dispute.  Settled, 2015
  • Obtained pre-hearing dismissal of significant investor claim against brokerage firm client, 2012
  • Obtained $5 million arbitration award on behalf of financial advisors in employmenta and recruitment dispute with their employer, a FINRA registered broker-dealer, 2012
  • Represented large Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm and its principles in multi-million dollar claim involving REIT investments.  Settled, 2011

Representative Clients:

  •  SuperLawyers® “Rising Star”, 2017
  • Represented numerous financial advisors, investment advisors and other financial professionals in employment/bonus/promissory note disputes, recruitment and transition disputes and employment/wrongful litigation claims, 2017
  • Todd Vitale and John Paladino v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, FINRA Case No. 11-01633

Educational Background:

  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. major in Government and minor in Business, McCombs School of Business, Honors: With Honors , 2004

Industry Groups

  • Financial Planners Association
  • Securities Industry And Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
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401 West "A" Street
Suite 2250
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-696-9500


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Last Updated: 10/18/2017

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