Bruce A. Miller

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Detroit, Michigan

Miller Cohen, PLC
Bruce A. Miller
Miller Cohen, PLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 1956

Education: Wayne State University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2023
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Miller Cohen, PLC

7700 Second Ave
Suite 335
Detroit, MI 48202 Visit website


Bruce A. Miller is a workers’ rights litigation attorney at Miller Cohen, PLC, in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Miller been advocating for the rights of workers in the Detroit metropolitan area and throughout Michigan for over 50 years.

Highly involved in the civil rights and labor movements, Mr. Miller has litigated many significant cases, resulting in numerous substantial verdicts or settlements for his clients. In the decades of his practice, he has developed extensive experience with many issues in employment and labor law, including labor union representation, Social Security Disability benefits, workers’ compensation and wrongful discharge.

Mr. Miller is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his long and successful career. He is listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America and holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and DBusiness magazine named him one of the “Top Lawyers in metro Detroit.”

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Miller frequently writes and speaks on labor and civil rights topics. He has held several leadership roles in the Michigan Democratic Party and served as general counsel for several labor councils and organizations. He continues to serve as general counsel for Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO and is a former attorney for the Detroit Branch NAACP.

After attending undergraduate school and obtaining a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Miller earned his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He holds licenses to practice law before all Michigan state courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance, Social Security Disability

Focus areas

Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Wage & Hour Laws

  • 70% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
  • 10% Social Security Disability

First Admitted: 1956, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

  • Named to the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit by DBusiness Journal 
  • Wayne State University Law School Alumni Wall (Distinguished alumni of the law school)
  • Testimonial Dinner MLK Award, UAW Local 600
  • Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • A. Phillip Randolph Lifetime Achievement Award, "In Appreciation of Your Many Years of Leadership and Service to the Causes of Working Men and Women", October 6, 2002
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in the United States
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Pro-Labor Column, Detroit News
  • Labor: Free Unionism, How the Supreme Court Could Decimate Public Employee Unionism, Foundation for Democratic Education, June 26, 2015 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan Democratic Party, Member, Rules Committee at National Democratic Conventions 
  • Michigan Democratic Party, Chairman, Wayne County Democratic Committee
  • Michigan, 1954
  • Michigan Democratic Party, Officer at Large
  • Michigan Democratic Party, Precinct Delegate, Treasurer, 13th Congressional District
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976 
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1975

Office location for Bruce A. Miller

7700 Second Ave
Suite 335
Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: 313-964-4454

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