Jeffry A. Miller

Partner

  • location icon San Diego, CA
    701 B Street
    Suite 1900
    San Diego, CA 92101

Jeffry Miller is the administrative partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and chair of the Appellate Practice specializing in civil appeals and writs. Mr. Miller has argued in all six divisions of the California Courts of Appeal. He is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, and has been so certified since 2001. Mr. Miller's appellate cases include nationwide class action litigation, medical malpractice and psychiatry, premises liability, employment, real estate, CEQA, public entity, condominium law, consumer law, insurance, ERISA, family law, probate, personal injury, business law and contracts and products liability.

Mr. Miller has extensive appellate experience in all of California’s Courts of Appeal (Divisions One though Six) and has handled hundreds of appellate matters in both state and federal appellate courts.

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Published Opinions

  • Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection District (2017) 10 Cal.App.5th 1135
  • Yamada v. Nobel Biocare Holding AG (9th Cir. 2016) 821 F.3d 1058
  • Barker v. Fox & Associates (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 333
  • DeCambre v. Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1
  • Mark Tanner Construction, Inc. v. Hub International Insurance Services, Inc. (2014) 224 Cal.App.4th 574
  • Dwight R. v. Christy B. (2013) 212 Cal.App.4th 697
  • Maxton v. Western States Metals (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 81
  • Innovative Business Partnerships, Inc. v. Inland Counties Regional Center, Inc. (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 623
  • Bear Creek Planning Committee v. Ferwerda (2011) 193 Cal.App.4th 1178
  • Hall v. Goodwill Industries (2011) 193 Cal.App.4th 718
  • Radford v. Shehorn (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 852
  • Villano v. Waterman Convalescent Hospital, Inc. (2009) 181 Cal.App.4th 1189
  • Truong v. Glasser (2009) 181 Cal.App.4th 102
  • Suarez v. Pacific Northstar Mechanical, Inc. (2009) 180 Cal.App.4th 430
  • Lake Almanor Associates L.P. v. Huffman-Broadway Group (2009) 178 Cal.App.4th 1194
  • Costa Serena Owners Coalition v. Costa Serena Architect Committee (2009) 175 Cal.App.4th 1175
  • Bill Signs Trucking, LLC v. Signs Family Limited Partnership (2007) 157 Cal.App.4th 1515
  • Sycamore Ridge Apartments LLC v. Naumann (2007) 157 Cal.App.4th 1385
  • August Entertainment v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company (2007) 146 Cal.App.4th 565
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (2005) 130 Cal.App.4th 890
  • Brenton v. Metabolife, Inc. (2004) 116 Cal.App.4th 679
  • Scott v. Metabolife, Inc. (2004) 115 Cal.App.4th 404
  • M.W v. Panama Buena Vista Union School District (2003) 110 Cal.App.4th 508
  • Harper v. Ultimo (2003) 113 Cal.App.4th 1402
  • Encinitas Country Day School, Inc. v. California Coastal Commission (2003) 108 Cal.App.4th 575
  • Wolkowitz v. Redland Insurance Company (2003) 112 Cal.App.4th 154
  • Choy v. Zinder (2002) 103 Cal.App.4th 789
  • White v. Lieberman (2002) 103 Cal.App.4th 210
  • Weingarten v. Superior Court(Pointe San Diego Residential Community) (2002) 102 Cal.App.4th 268
  • Piscitelli v. Friedenberg (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 958
  • Golden Eagle Refinery Company, Inc. v. Associated International Insurance Company (2001) 85 Cal.App.4th 1300
  • Johnson v. Superior Court (California Cryobank, Inc.) (2000) 80 Cal.App.4th 1050
  • In re: General Motors Corporation Pick-Up Truck Fuel Tank Products Liability Litigation (3rd Cir. 1998) 134 F.3d 133
  • Heater v. Southwood Psychiatric Center (1996) 42 Cal.App.4th 1068
  • Kelly v. New West Federal Savings (1996) 49 Cal.App.4th 659
  • Stoner v. Williams (1996) 46 Cal.App.4th 986
  • Freeman v. Time Magazine, Inc. (9th Cir. 1995) 68 F.3d 285
  • Burgos v. Tamulonis (1994) 28 Cal.App.4th 757
  • Gross v. Allen (1994) 22 Cal.App.4th 354
  • Augusta v. United Service Automobile Association (1993) 12 Cal.App.4th 4
  • Duncan v. Southwest Airlines (9th Cir. 1987) 838 F.2d 1504

Publications

  • Contributing Author and Editor of California Appellate Practice Handbook (Fifth and Sixth Editions), published by the Appellate Court Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • “Breathing Room:  Why Critical Care Ventilator Manufacturers Should Be Exempt from Design-Defect Strict Liability in California,” Respiratory Care, Number 12, December 1996
  • The “New Case”:  Handling Civil Appeals for Insurers and Insureds, Update Magazine, 1995

Admissions

California

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Supreme Court of the United States

Associations

  • Chair, San Diego County Appellate Court Committee, 1997
  • Appellate Court Committee, San Diego County
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • The Federalist Society

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Rating (highest rating for ethics and professionalism)
  • Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2014-2016 (American Lawyer Magazine)
  • Southern California Top Rated Lawyers, 2014-2016 (Los Angeles Times)
  • Southern California Top Lawyers, 2014-2016 (Los Angeles Magazine)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • San Diego Top Lawyers, 2012-2017 (San Diego Magazine)
  • San Diego Super Lawyers, 2008-2016
  • Master, San Diego Appellate Inn of Court, 2016-2017

Education

California Western School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1985

Gannon University

Bachelor of Arts, 1982

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