Thomas E. Miller | CEO & Founder

Tom Miller

Thomas E. Miller has been a distinguished construction defect attorney for 43 years. He started his legal career in 1973 with one of the three big law firms in San Diego, Higgs, Fletcher & Mack,where he rose to partnership before launching his own practice focused on representing condominium associations with construction defects in 1981. He has also 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 from 2003 through 2017 and has been voted by his peers a "Super Lawyer" from 2008 through 2017 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).


Consumer Attorneys of California:

Presidential Award of Merit; Board of


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 – 2017

Litigator Award, Trial Lawyers Board of


2014 & 2015






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


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

National Geographic

San Francisco/ LA Daily 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

Los Angeles Times

Orange County Register

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Business Journal