• PRACTICE FOCUS+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Southern University Law Center
      J.D., cum laude, 1999; Member, Southern University Law Review; Moot Court Board
    • Xavier University
      B.A., 1995
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
  • CLERKSHIP+

Allen C. Miller

Allen Miller has extensive trial experience and maintains an active practice in the area of commercial litigation. Mr. Miller concentrates his practice in the areas of general business torts, professional malpractice, casualty litigation, construction litigation, banking and lender liability, class-action litigation, bankruptcy litigation, products liability, civil RICO, trade secrets litigation and a variety of other corporate litigation matters. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in complex commercial matters.

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Allen Miller has extensive trial experience and maintains an active practice in the area of commercial litigation. Mr. Miller concentrates his practice in the areas of general business torts, professional malpractice, casualty litigation, construction litigation, banking and lender liability, class-action litigation, bankruptcy litigation, products liability, civil RICO, trade secrets litigation and a variety of other corporate litigation matters. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in complex commercial matters.

Mr. Miller has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in all aspects of construction including claim drafting and counseling during construction and claims resolution in state and federal courts. Mr. Miller has handled construction disputes involving both private and public entities. Mr. Miller has represented owners, tenants, contractors and sub-contractors in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Mr. Miller regularly represents clients in matters involving various aspects of the construction process, including delay claims, claims involving construction and design defects, lien claims, and claims involving performance and payment bonds. Mr. Miller has successfully obtained the resolution of construction disputes for clients through negotiation, litigation and mediation. Mr. Miller  has litigated claims involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, construction and/or design defects, negligence, unjust enrichment and construction liens.

Mr. Miller’s professional liability practice involves litigation and trial defense of errors and omissions (E&O), directors and officers (D&O), and professional malpractice claims. Mr. Miller’s professional and quasi-professional subject matters include insurance agents and brokers; attorneys; real estate and title agents; accountants/CPAs; architects, engineers and design professionals; and directors and officers.

Mr. Miller has handled a substantial number of cases from inception through resolution at trial, appeal and alternative dispute resolution where appropriate. His experience includes, without limitation, first chair litigation counsel in numerous bench and jury trials in state and federal court. He is solely responsible for the litigation strategy and handling of cases for several institutional firm clients and regularly supervises commercial litigation associates and paralegals. Mr. Miller regularly represents national Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies and educational institutions in federal and state litigation and disputes throughout the Gulf Coast.

In the community, Mr. Miller is a graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, a Vice-Chairman of the St. Augustine High School Board of Directors, and a member of the CASA New Orleans Board of Directors. Mr. Miller also serves as Board Chair for the City of New Orleans’ Ethics Review Board.

Experience

  • Lead counsel for owner of $30 million dollar post-Hurricane Katrina construction project in construction and design defect dispute involving numerous design professionals, consultants, general contractor and sub-contractors.
  • Lead counsel for sub-contractor in $4 million dollar breach of contract construction dispute.
  • Represents American Traffic Solutions in class actions involving constitutional claims involving the use of red light traffic cameras.
  • Represented professional liability insurer and broker in claim involving breach of fiduciary duty and obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Represented accounting firm in unfair trade practices action involving multi-million dollar claim by sub-contractor on public works project and obtained favorable settlement for client following mediation.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for lawyer and professional liability insurer in legal malpractice case involving a $700,000 claim.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissal in favor of commercial lessee in breach of lease dispute.

Insights

Publications
  • Author, "Fiduciary Obligations among Majority and Minority Shareholder," Business Torts Journal, Vol. II, No. 1 (2003)
Speaking Engagements
  • IADC Regional Meeting (April 2013)
  • Presenter, "Work/Life Balance," National Black Law Students Association (February 2005)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Minority Involvement Section
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Board of Directors, Eastern District of Louisiana)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Trial Advocacy (Faculty Member, 2006 - Present)
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Faculty Member, 2004-Present)
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board (2013-2020)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates, New Orleans Chapter (President and Executive Committee Board Chairman)
  • Odyssey House of Louisiana, Inc. (Vice-President and Executive Committee Board Member)
  • WRBH Radio for the Blind and Print Handicapped (Board of Directors)
  • Martinet Legal Society
  • Loyola University Institute of Politics, Alumni
  • Metropolitan Area Committee, Alumni
  • New Orleans Young Leadership Council

Recognition

  • New Orleans CityBusiness - Leadership in Law award (2014)
  • National Bar Association - 40 Under 40 Award (2012)
  • Gambit Weekly - 40 Under 40 Award (2012)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© - Commercial Litigation
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers