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235 Montgomery Street, Suite 930 San Francisco, CA 94104

Thomas E. MILLER

CEO & Founder

(800) 403-3332

Thomas E. Miller has been a distinguished construction defect attorney for 43 years. During his first eight years of practice he represented developers and their insurance companies. Since 1981, Miller has exclusively represented homeowners and associations in construction defects claims. He has been an Officer on the Board of Directors of his own Homeowners Association for the last 11 years.

A nationally recognized expert and pioneer in his field, he has recovered over $750 million for his association clients including 150 settlements and verdicts over $1 million. Miller is AV rated (highest possible rating in both legal quality and ethical standards) by Martindale-Hubbell and has been voted by his peers a "Super Lawyer" from 2008 through 2016 in construction litigation. Most recently, The Miller Law Firm was awarded the National Litigator Award by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents for two consecutive years. This award is the most well respected performance measuring symbol of litigation achievement in the nation, honoring only the top 1% of attorneys, and based strictly on tangible verdict & settlement dollar achievement.


Mr. Miller is the author of four definitive treatises, "California Construction Defect Litigation: Residential and Commercial" (1986 & 1993), "Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States" (3rd Edition, 1999; Annual Supplement, 2009-12), and a new 4th Edition published in 2013 by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. He is also the co-author of the authoritative handbook on the subject, "Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction," now in its second edition (2012).


University of California, Hastings
College of Law, San Francisco (J.D. 1973)
California State University, Long Beach (B.A., Magna Cum Laude 1970)


San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco


California State Bar Association
American Bar Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco
US-Mexico Bar Association


Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
New York Times
National Geographic
San Francisco/LA Daily Journal
Los Angeles Times
Orange County Register
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Business Journal


Consumer Attorneys of California:
Presidential Award of Merit; Board of Directors

UC Hastings College of the Law:
Alumnus of the Year; Thomas E. Miller
Distinguished Professorship of Law

CSULB: Thomas E. Miller President's Scholar
Center; Alumnus of the Year

California Western School of Law: Thomas E. Miller Mock Trial Room

CAI: College of Community Association Lawyers, Founding Member

CACM: Visions Awards Recipient; Founding

Super Lawyers of California 2008 – 2016
Northern & Southern California

University of California: Chancellor's Executive Round Table

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
2003 – 2014

Litigator Award, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
2014 & 2015


Habitat for Humanity

Children of Shelters

JUMA Ventures

Amigo de los Ninos Foundation

Neighborhood Parks Council

Enterprise for High School Students

Mission Hospital Foundation

Food for Kids

Tipping Point Community

UC Hastings Foundation Board Member

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Address: 235 Montgomery Street Suite 930 San Francisco, CA 94104    Phone: (800) 403-3332