Alan S. Miller

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
 | Three Gateway Center, 401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-288-4004
Fax: 412-281-4499
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (50%),
  • Environmental (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Alan S. Miller is a director of the Houston Harbaugh, P.C., law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nationally recognized as one of the leading litigation attorneys in the country and serving a diverse range of clients throughout Pennsylvania, Mr. Miller brings more than 30 years of experience to the table to help his clients protect their rights and defend their interests when facing legal challenges involving any of the following:

·        Complex commercial litigation

·        Environmental and energy law

·        Insurance coverage disputes and bad faith issues

An indispensable team member, Mr. Miller chairs the firm's Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation practice. His primary focus is on defending insurance companies and other stakeholders over a variety of tortious claims, including those arising from construction defects, toxic exposure, defective products and other matters.

As co-chair of the firm's Environmental and Energy Law practice, Mr. Miller has represented municipalities, waste management companies, as well as those in the energy and oil and gas industries with disputes arising from waste disposal regulation compliance, natural resource damages, site contamination and more.

Throughout his career, Mr. Miller has proven himself an invaluable asset for those he serves, and he has earned numerous awards and honors from his peers, as well as many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients. Of note, Mr. Miller holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America since 2004.

A 1978 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Miller obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 1982. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Miller served as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice's Environmental Enforcement Section and as Assistant Counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. He maintains active involvement with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute, and he conducts lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics related to his practice areas.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Insurance Coverage (50%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Environmental (40%): Environmental Law

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Environmental Law


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Alan Miller

Admitted: 1982, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2007
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Litigation, 2016 - 2018
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law, 2017-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Litigation, 2013
  • AV Preeminent, Rated Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2004-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Litigation, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law 2018-2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


  • Freestone v. New England Log Homes, Inc. and North River Insurance Co., 819 A.2d 550 (Pa. Super. 2003), appeal denied, 2003 Pa. LEXIS 1460 (Pa. 2003)
  • Maddox v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 70 Fed. Appx. 77 (3d Cir. 2003)
  • Erdely v. Hinchcliffe and Keener, Inc. et al., 875 A.2d 1078 (Pa. Super. 2005), appeal denied, 890 A.2d 1059 (Pa. 2005)
  • Melrose Hotel Co. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. 432 F. Supp. 2d 488 (E.D. Pa. 2006), aff’d, 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 22711 (3d Cir. Sept. 25, 2007)
  • Whole Enchilada, Inc., v. Travelers Prop. Cas. Co., 581 F. Supp. 2d 677 (W.D. Pa. 2008)
  • McMillen Engineering, Inc. v. The Travelers Indemnity Co. 744 F. Supp. 2d 416 (W.D. Pa. 2010)
  • OneBeacon Ins. Co. v. William A. Graham Co. et al., No. 2009-41636 (C.P. Montgomery Cty. Dec. 14, 2011) aff’d60 A.3d 586 (Pa. Super. 2012)
  • Northridge Village, L.P. et al v. The Travelers Indemnity Co., 2017 U.S. District LEXIS 140541 (E.D. Pa. 2017)

Educational Background:

  • Washington University, B.A.
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Office Location for Alan S. Miller

Three Gateway Center
401 Liberty Avenue, 22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 412-288-4004

Fax: 412-281-4499

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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