Rachel M. Miller | Senior Partner
rachel@constructiondefects.com

Rachel Miller

INDUSTRY AFFILIATIONS

Community Associations Institute (CAI); board member of several chapters

California Association of Community Managers (CACM); legal advisory committee

Consumer Attorneys of California; Board of Governors

Foundation for California Community Association Education, Board of Director

Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO); legal resource panel member

HONORS

Super Lawyer, Construction Litigation (2019)

Lawyer of Distinction (2019)

Charter Member, Distinguished Justice Advocates (2019)

National Litigator Award, Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC (2014 & 2015)

CAOC Presidential Award of Merit

CACM Vision Award, Excellence in Education

CAI President’s Award, Board Member of the Year

Guest Editor, CACM Law Journal

CACM Law Seminar Series

MEDIA FEATURES

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

San Francisco Chronicle, Media Expert

San Francisco Daily Journal

Los Angeles Times

Orange County Register

San Jose Mercury News

The Arizona Republic

Rachel M. Miller has proudly practiced law with The Miller Law Firm for over 22 years with the primary and unique role of Senior Partner with a focus on client connection and providing immediate contact and communication to current and prospective clients, Board Members, and community association managers. Rachel has held many distinct positions in the Community Association Industry: Board Member of several chapters of Community Associations Institute (CAI), the elite President’s Club, CACM’s Legal Steering Committee, ECHO’s legal resource panel, and Board of Director of Consumer Attorneys of California.

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.  Most recently, Rachel was voted a “Super Lawyer” in construction litigation by her peers, as well receiving the noble recognition by Lawyers of Distinction.

DISTINCTION

Rachel is co-author of the only consumer handbook on the subject, “Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction”, (2001 & 2012). She is also the co-author of "Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States” (3rd Edition, 1999; Annual Supplement, 2009-2012), and the 4th Edition published in 2013 by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Annual Supplement 2014-2017).  Additionally, Rachel is the editor and moderator of various industry education courses as it relates to building performance standards.

EDUCATION

California Western School of Law (J.D. 1994)

Loyola Marymount University (B.A. 1990)

ADMISSIONS

California State Bar Association

American Bar Association

The Bar Association of San Francisco

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

National Charity League

The Battery

Children of Shelters, Board of Director

Tipping Point Community

JUMA Ventures, Chair Field of Dreams

San Francisco Arts Junior Committee

Neighborhood Parks Council

South Beach Yacht Club

San Francisco Zoological Society

Raphael House

Enterprise for High School Students

San Francisco Education Fund

Mission Hospital Foundation