Howard Miller

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

 | 555 West 5th Street, 32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-620-1133
Fax: 213-620-0100
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1961
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Attorney Howard B. Miller has an impressive resume spanning more than 50 years since his graduation from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a past president of the State Bar of California, and a former Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law. He began his career as law clerk to Justice Roger J. Traynor of the Supreme Court of Califrnias. Mr. Miller puts his vast experience to work on resolving cases in patent, copyright and other intellectual property litigation,  general complex commercial litigation, class actions, employment litigation,  construction litigation, and traumatic injury cases.  He has received numerous honors and awards acknowledging his outstanding practice of law.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (100%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation


Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Howard Miller

Admitted: 1961, California

Professional Webpage:


  • "Award for Leadership in Civil Rights", Coalition of Los Angeles Civil Rights Organizations Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, 1989
  • University of Chicago , Alumni Award for Public Service
  • "Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles", Los Angeles Business Journal
  • "500 Leading Litigators in America ", Lawdragon Magazine, 2006
  • Commencement Speaker, University of Southern California Gould School of Law Commencement Ceremony, 2010
  • Recipient, Learned Hand Award, American Jewish Committee, Los Angeles Chapter, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Community Relations Committee, Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
  • President, Los Angeles Chapter, American Jewish Committee
  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • President, State Bar of California, 2009 - 2010
  • Member of Board of Governors, State Bar of California, 2006 - 2009
  • Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District, 1999 - 2000
  • President, Los Angeles Unified School District, Board of Education, 1977 - 1979

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Associate Professor, University of Southern California Law School, 1965 - 1969
  • Professor of Law, University of Southern California Law School, 1969 1977
  • "Champions of Justice" radio show on KRLA/870AM in Southern California, Present
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, Executive Editor, 1979-1981
  • "The Advocates," Principle Advocate, 1969-1973

Representative Clients:

  • Karlsson v. Ford Motor Company, 140 Cal.App.4th 1202, 2006
  • Optivus v. Ion Beam, 469 F.3d 978, Fed.Circ. 2006
  • Abrego v. Dow, 443 F.3d 676, 9th Circ. 2006
  • Dow Chemical Co. v. Calderon, 422 F.3d 827, 9th Circ. 2005
  • HLC Properties v. Superior Court, 35 Cal.4th 54, 2005
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation v. Superior Court, 29 Cal.4th 1096, 2003
  • Coretronics Corp. v. O'Connor, 192 Cal.App.4th 1381, 2011
  • Montz v. Pilgrims Films and NBC Universal 649 F.3d 975, 9th Circ., 2011, 649 F.3d 975, 9th Circ. 2011

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine University, B.A., 1957
  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, University of Chicago Law Review
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Website - 213-268-9867
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Office Location for Howard Miller

555 West 5th Street
32nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: 213-620-1133

Fax: 213-620-0100

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Last Updated: 8/6/2019

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