E. Powell Miller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Rochester, MI

The Miller Law Firm, P.C.
 | 950 West University Drive, Suite 300
Rochester, MI 48307
Phone: 248-841-2200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)
Attorney Profile

A large variety of clients, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, have benefited from E. Powell Miller's legal skills. Focusing on all aspects of litigation, Mr. Miller accepts cases throughout the U.S., including Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Texas. At The Miller Law Firm P.C., Mr. Miller has never lost a trial, celebrating 11 consecutive victories that awarded clients millions of dollars. He achieves multimillion-dollar settlements on a regular basis, often resulting in the top three for Michigan every year.

While attending Georgetown University, Mr. Miller gained recognition as a talented debater, having won first place at Harvard University’s annual national debate tournament and representing his school against the Oxford Union Society of Great Britain. Mr. Miller graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State University Law School in 1986. While in law school, he served as editor of the Wayne Law Review and was elected to the prestigious Order of the Coif. He has been admitted to practice law in Michigan since 1986.

An outstanding track record and the highest legal ethics have earned Mr. Miller the respect of his peers, having achieved the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America** each year since 2005, including a special award as the sole recipient of the publication’s “Bet-the-Company Litigator Of The Year” in 2010.

Today, Mr. Miller serves on the executive committee for the board of visitors at Wayne State University Law School, and co-chairs the American Bar Association’s procedures subcommittee on class actions and multi-district litigation. He frequently speaks on financial class actions and securities at continuing legal education seminars, and has offered pro bono services for the Oakland County chapter of the American Inns of Court.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

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About Powell Miller

Admitted: 1986, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.millerlawpc.com/attorneys/powell_miller.html


  • Best Lawyers of America, Bet The Company Litigation, 2011
  • Sole Recipient of 2010 Best Lawyers Litigator of the Year for Bet-The Company Litigation, Bet-The -Company Litigator of the Year , Best Lawyers of America, 2010
  • First Place Superbowl of Debate Milwaukee, Wisconin, 1979
  • Debate Champion, New York City Debate Invitational -- Bronx High School of Science, 1978
  • Harvard University National Debate Tournament First Place Harvard University, 1980
  • Martindale-Hubbell's Highest Rating, AV® Preeminent™ 5/5.0 for Legal Ethics and Ability, 2002
  • Fortune Magazine, 2009
  • Fortune 500 Go To Law Firm
  • Best Lawyers in America 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Editor, Wayne Law Review, Wayne State University Law School, 1986
  • Order of the Coif, Wayne State University Law School, 1986
  • Named, Honor Society, Wayne State University Law School, 1986
  • Magna Cum Laude, Wayne State University Law School, 1986
  • Best Lawyers of America, 2005
  • Top 100 lawyers in Michigan in 2006, 2007, and 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair MDL and Class Action Subcommitte on MDL and Class Action Procedure  , 2012
  • Co-Chair MDL and Class Action Subcommitee, 2011
  • Co-Chair ABA Sucommittee on MDL and Class Action Procedure, 2010
  • Co-Chair ABA Subcommittee on MDL and Class Acdtion Procedure, 2009
  • Board of Visitors, Executive Committee, Wayne State University Law School

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Inns of Oakland County, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer , University of Michigan School of Law Securities Fraud Seminar, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Securities Fraud Litigation, CLE Seminar Chicago, Ilinois, 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Law Securities Fraud Seminar, 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan Securities Fraud Seminar, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Law, 2009
  • Article, The Supreme Court's decison in Tellabs, Michigan Bar Journal, 2007
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Securities Fraud Class Actions specifically focusing on Securities and Financial Class Actions
  • Adjunct Professor, Teaching Trial Practice, University of Detroit Law School
  • Lecturer, Regularly on Securities Litigation, University of Michigan School of Law


  • In re Kinder Morgan Shareholder litigation -- $200 million, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Johnson Controls, 2012
  • Penske Automotive Group, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1983
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Office Location for E. Powell Miller

950 West University Drive
Suite 300
Rochester, MI 48307

Phone: 248-841-2200


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Last Updated: 5/11/2018

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