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John P. Miller, Esq.

After nearly three decades as an attorney, John P. Miller began a successful private conflict resolution practice in 2000. He has an ­outstanding reputation among Orange County litigators and is known for his expertise in complex construction law and design professional liability. He also specializes in matters involving personal injury, ­general business and real estate.



Personal injury, construction/design defect, general business and real estate


A former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney and FBI ­special agent, Mr. Miller spent most of his legal career in private practice at Morris, Polich, Purdy, where he was managing partner of the firm’s Orange County office and served on the firm’s executive committee.

Mr. Miller’s breadth of experience ranges from lawsuits involving severe personal injuries, products liability,
business and real estate to numerous jury trials in which he has successfully defended contractors, architects, structural engineers, and civil and soils engineers. John has many years of experience with both arbitrations and mediations. He has conducted numerous seminars on construction law, architects’ and engineers’ liability, and alternative dispute resolution processes.

Mr. Miller is a member of the California State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District and the United States Supreme Court.




Pro Tem Judge, Orange County Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conference Program

Volunteer Mediator, Community Service Program (CSP); Volunteer Attorney, Santa Ana Public Law Center (PLC); named PLC Attorney of the Year, 2001.

Loyola Law School Board of Governors 2002 Award for Public Service; California State Bar 2002 Presidents Pro Bono Service Award.


Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law

J.D., Loyola University, Los Angeles (1970)

B.A, Loyola University (1967)

Mr. Miller is available throughout California.

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