Lori C. Miller, Esquire
As a senior partner, Lori Miller is one of the region’s top litigators with a distinguished career specializing in auto and general liability cases. Her unmatched dedication has earned her the reputation as a strategic defender and aggressive negotiator who has an unbridled dedication in fighting for her client’s best interests.
For nearly 30 years, Lori has earned the respect of the legal community, including plaintiffs’ attorneys, arbitrators and judges, for her expertise, professionalism and most importantly – her dedication to promoting cost-effective resolution of matters. Whether she is representing the area’s top health system in a premises liability case, defending clients in commercial litigation, counseling an insurance company facing allegations of bad faith, or litigating a major injury automobile or under-insured motorist case, Lori is able to call on her extensive experience and interpersonal skills to win trials and obtain excellent results for her clients.
When taking on a new case, Lori recognizes that the initial investigation is crucial in determining an effective defense strategy. To that end, she looks at each case individually and takes a hands-on approach to investigating each matter. Lori has the ability to not only identify and comprehend complex legal issues, but to explain these issues in an easily digestible way – making her an invaluable asset to risk management professionals, and an appealing litigator to jurors.
As one of the leading bad faith defense attorneys in the area, Lori has obtained dismissal of extra-contractual allegations resulting in early resolution of countless cases. She has had numerous favorable state and federal court rulings on behalf of insurance companies in complex cases including orders to compel the deposition of plaintiff’s counsel, protective orders prohibiting the deposition of a corporate designee and orders dismissing claim representatives in the early pleadings stage.
Lori’s record in hospital cases is unparalleled as she has developed the skills to thoroughly investigate and litigate these matters. Whether she is dealing with the president of a health system or the employee responsible for maintenance, Lori has the skill to connect with everyone working at the business she is defending to obtain the information she needs to put on the most effective defense.
Over the years she has earned the trust of hospital risk management professionals and in-house attorneys at various businesses who regularly bring her in early on a claim to develop the proper defense strategy from day one. Many clients, trade groups and professional associations frequently request that Lori share her skills and experience in educational workshops on risk management, motor vehicle law, general liability law and other insurance topics.
As a leading female attorney, Lori has helped to develop a firm comprised of 50% women lawyers. Lori has trained a dedicated team of attorneys who exemplify her commitment to professional, passionate and aggressive representation of her clients in both federal and state court. The growing success of Lori’s team of litigators has led to exponential growth over the past five years, with the firm becoming one of the largest civil defense firms in the region.
When she is not busy defending her clients and mentoring the future attorneys of her firm, Lori is passionate about being a mother to four children. She also enjoys yoga, travel, the beach and keeping up with the latest hit television shows.
- Automobile Liability
- Bad Faith
- General Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Special Investigation and Insurance Fraud
- Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist