Thomas E. Miller | CEO & Founder


Thomas E. Miller has been a distinguished construction defect attorney for 45 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 15 years.

A nationally recognized expert and pioneer in his field, he has recovered over $1 Billion for his association clients including 150 settlements and verdicts over $1 Million. Miller is a Fellow Member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, 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" since 2004 in construction litigation in both the Northern and Southern California regions. 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, 2009-2012), and the 4th Edition published in 2013 by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Annual Supplement 2014-2017). He is also the co-author of the authoritative handbook on the subject, "Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction," 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)


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


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

UC Hastings Chancellor’s Circle 2018


San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Construction Lawyers Society of America


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


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

University of California: Chancellor's Executive Round Table

Litigator Award,
Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
2014 & 2015

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
2003 – 2019

Judicial AV Preeminent Rating, 2019

California Super Lawyer 2004 – 2019
Northern & Southern California