J. Kent Miller

J. Kent Miller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Denver, CO

J. Kent Miller Law Practice
 | The Sweet-Miller Denver Landmark Building, 1075 N. Humboldt Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-832-5412
Fax: 303-832-5413
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (90%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

J. Kent Miller has 50 years of specialization in insurance industry standards and insurance law in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west.  After thirteen years in a Denver insurance defense firm (ten years as partner) he joined as a partner the plaintiff practice known thereafter as Gerash, Robinson, Miller & Miranda.  In 1987 he founded Miller & McCarren P.C. of which he was Of Counsel until 2013. 

Mr. Miller now limits his practice to expert witness and consultation services for other attorneys or law firms. Such engagements include opinions on insurance coverage and expert witness opinions on insurance bad faith and legal malpractice together with testimony in state and federal courts as requested. He has provided expert witness testimony in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and other jurisdictions. His four-volume treatise, Colorado Personal Injury Practice - Torts & Insurance (West Publishing, 3rd ed. 2012) has been cited in published opinions of the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The third edition was completely revised and published in late 2012.

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White Papers

  • See Curriculum Vitae for multiple Scholarly Lectures & Writings

  • About Kent Miller

    Admitted: 1970, Colorado

    Honors/Awards:

    • Award: Best Article in Trial Talk for year 1991, Colorado Trial Lawyers Ass'n, 1991
    • Denver Magazine, Top Lawyers; Best Peer-reviewed Lawyers in the City
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado, American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Bar Register of Preeminent lawyers, "AV" rated, 45+ years

      , Martindale-Hubbell
    • Annual Award from Colorado Defense Lawyers Ass'n to CTLA member "Exhibiting Highest Standards of Competency, Ethics and Professionalism", Colorado Defense Lawyers Ass'n, 2007
    • 2014-2015 Denver Insurance Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of Colorado and Denver Bar Ass'n continuously since 1970.  Member CBA Professional Liability Committee.  Past Director, Colo. Trial Lawyers Ass'n (1984-90) and Treasurer, Colo. Defense Lawyers Ass'n (1975).  Panel member, American Arbitration Ass'n.  Advocate in American Board of Trial Advocates.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author:  Colorado Personal Injury Practice -- Torts & Insurance, 2 volume treatise in Colorado Practice Series, West Pub. 1989, updated annually through 1999.  Co-author, Colorado Personal Injury Practice -- Torts & Insurance 2nd ed., 4 volume treatise, (West Pub. 2000, updated annually to 3rd edition published 2012).  Authored dozens of articles in local and national legal publications, including Colo. Bar Ass'n The Colorado Lawyer,  CTLA's Trial Talk and ATLA national Trial magazine; author of "Torts" chapter, Colo. Bar Ass'n Annual Survey Colorado Law, 1982-2000.  Dozens of seminar and lecture presentations to judicial conferences, Colorado Bar sponsored CLE, Colorado Trial Lawyers Ass'n, Western Trial Lawyers, and ATLA national meeting.

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Testified as expert witness in bad faith claims, for multiple law firms representing insureds (approximately 50%) and firms representing Allstate, Farmers, St. Paul, Travelers, American Family etc.  1994 to date

    •  Expert witness for defendant in King v. Allstate Ins. Co. in USDC Colorado resulting in defense verdict.

      , 2013
    • Expert witness for plaintiff in Meyette vs. American Standard Ins. Co., Dist. Ct. Pueblo County, Colo. (Case No. 2010CV1492) Verdict for plaintiff included $250,000 punitive damages., 2011
    • Expert witness for plaintiff in Rapid Funding LLC v. James River Ins. Co.  Verdict for plaintiff: $3,000,000 breach of insurance contract, $2,350,000 punitive damages for insurance bad faith.  USDC Colorado, 648 F.3d 1134, C.A.10 (Colo. 2011), 2009

    Representative Clients:

    • Practice is limitied to engagements by attorneys or law firms, for consultation and/or expert witnesss opinions.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Adjunct faculty, University of Denver College of Law, teaching Torts

    Videos:

    Educational Background:

    • B.S.  Business Administration, University of Kansas, 1966

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance
    Office Location for J. Kent Miller

    The Sweet-Miller Denver Landmark Building
    1075 N. Humboldt Street
    Denver, CO 80218

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    Last Updated: 11/16/2018

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