Biography

A resident in the firm’s Cleveland office, Miller focuses his practice on management interests in labor and employment matters and on corporate representation. A veteran litigator, he also is experienced in the courtroom and in alternative dispute resolution techniques. Miller joined the firm in 2012 and is a regular presenter on legal professionalism and minimization of legal risk.

Labor + Employment

Miller’s career began in-house with a publicly traded specialty chemical company, managing all of its employment law issues. He continues to represent businesses of all sizes in wage and hour issues, workplace training, labor negotiations, employment contracts, and in defending claims of discriminatory conduct.

Business + Tax

Jeff serves as outside general counsel to his small and mid-market clients, advising them on comprehensive corporate issues from formation through succession and exit planning with the focus always on maximizing profitability. Through a network and representation of investment bankers, VCs, private equity funds and other investors, he facilitates and advises on all aspects of M+A transactions.

Litigation

Miller has a wealth of litigation experience representing clients in state and federal courts throughout Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas. He has significant regulatory compliance experience, pertaining primarily to solid waste and construction and demolition debris facilities, brownfield redevelopment, the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and CERCLA.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1997)
  • Kent State University (B.A., 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, member

Special Honors

  • Selected as an “Ohio Rising Star” by Law & Politics magazine

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • American Heart Association, board member
  • Association for Corporate Growth, member
  • Exit Planning Institute, Northeast Ohio Chapter, member
  • St. Ignatius High School Alumni Committee, member

Career Highlights

  • Anthony Garner, et al. v. Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, Joseph F. Russo, Administrative Judge, et al. U.S District Court, Northern District Case No. 1:02 CV 1286
    Obtained summary judgment on behalf of management defendant clients in claims of race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation by 14 plaintiffs. Received a post-judgment award of costs, attorney fees, and sanctions in excess of $500,000.00 against plaintiffs and their counsel
  • City of Parma and Geis Companies v. Ohio EPA, ERAC 184062 and ERAC 674036
    Through a combination of negotiation and litigation, successfully obtained the preferred alternative for clients to fill 22.8 acres of wetlands on a 90-acre site for construction of the 1.4-million-square-foot Parma Industrial Park