James M. Miller
James M. Miller
Partner 
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Jim Miller has over 30 years of experience in commercial litigation and trial work in the areas of intellectual property, trade secrets, and franchising and licensing. His industry experience includes banking and financial institutions, healthcare, and technology and communications.
 

Led investigation into employee theft of trade secrets and corporate opportunities and resulting litigation for a leading private jet charter company.
 
Representation of major internet news organization seeking injunctive relief against former employees charged with violating non-compete agreements and theft of trade secrets.
 
Representation of textile and chemical manufacturer in the collection of a multi-million dollar judgment against Chinese competitors while coordinating proceedings in several different jurisdictions.
 
Representation of European search engine optimization ("SEO") company in litigation against former U.S. partner for breach of asset sales agreement and unfair competition.
 
Representation of company engaged in the business of internet marketing of "virtual gold" for the online game "World of Warcraft" including a federal court class action and State of Florida Attorney General investigation.
 
Representation of bank in federal jury trial against mortgage banker for breach of repurchase agreement of subprime loan portfolio.
 
Representation of telecom company under the Federal Communications Act. Wholesale Telecom Corp. v. ITC Deltacom Communications, Inc., 2006 WL 988480 (C.A. 11, April 2006)
 
Obtained dismissal of contract action on basis of forum non conveniens; affirmed on appeal. Dignam v. Africair, Inc., 917 So. 2d 905 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
 
Representation of the former chief lending officer of Sunrise Savings and Loan Association in federal multi-district litigation comprised of a number of shareholder class actions and an action brought by the Federal Deposit Corporation (In re Sunrise Securities Litigation, MDL 655) in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. At the time of its closure Sunrise was the largest savings and loan failure in the United States, and the claims asserted by the plaintiffs in the consolidated cases totaled nearly $1 billion. The multi-district litigation resulted in 11 reported decisions, including In re Sunrise Securities Litigation, 916 F. 2d 874 (3d Cir. 1990).
 
Representation of the former board of directors and president of Flagler Federal Savings and Loan Association in an investigation brought by the FDIC arising out of the failure of Flagler Federal.
 
Representation of the chief financial officer of College Bound, Inc. in connection with the failure of that publicly traded company, in a shareholders class action and SEC investigation.
 
Representation of a former director of Olympic International Bank and Trust Company of Boston, Massachusetts in an action in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
 
Representation of former Attorney General Janet Reno when she was the Dade County State Attorney in a federal civil rights case. Brown v. Reno, 584 F. Supp. 504 (S.D. Fla. 1984)
 
Representation in defense of Blockbuster Video Stores in a consumer class action.
 
Representation of distributors of lighting appliances against the manufacturer in a state antitrust claim. Day v. Le-Jo Enterprises, Inc., 521 So. 2d 175 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988)
 
Representation of the Republic of Haiti in efforts to recover assets misappropriated by the former president of that country. Republic of Haiti v. Crown Charters, Inc., 667 F. Supp. 839 (S.D. Fla. 1987)
 

The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2014, Listed in Florida for Commercial Litigation
 
Benchmark Litigation 2011-2013, Listed as a Florida litigation star for Commercial Litigation
 
Super Lawyers Magazine 2007-2013, Listed in Florida for Business Litigation, Franchise/Dealership, and Intellectual Property Litigation
 
The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Listed for Commercial Litigation, 2013
 
South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2012-2013, Listed for Commerical Litigation
 
Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2006, 2007, Listed for Commercial Litigation
 
Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated
 

Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "Dispute Resolution in Florida," September 2013
 
The Network of Trial Law Firms Seminar, Moderator, "Litigation Management," California 2012
 
The Network of Trial Law Firms Seminar, Moderator, "Early Case Evaluation," Arizona 2012
 
Guide to Doing Business in Florida, Co-Author, "State Trade Regulations," Author, "Dispute Resolution in Florida," August 2011
 
Kroll Webinar, Presenter, "The Subprime Mortgage Meltdown & Financial Fallout: From Foreclosure to the Courtroom," October 2008
 

The Network of Trial Law Firms, Chairman, 2013
 
American Bar Association, Litigation Law Section, Member; Corporation Law Section, Member; Banking and Business Law Section, Member
 
Miami Museum of Science, Past President and Chairman of the Museum's Community Board
 

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B.A., University of Miami; magna cum laude
J.D., University of Chicago Law School

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