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Personal Injury Attorney in Columbus, Ohio
Brian G. Miller has established himself as an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who is a leader in the field of personal injury law. Representing victims and the families of individuals who have been killed or seriously injured due to the improper actions of a negligent driver, negligent company, employer, premises owner, product manufacturer, or an at-fault third party, Mr. Miller is committed to thoroughly investigating and preparing each case in order to meet the needs of all his clients.
Above all else, he prides himself on his hands-on, personal approach and direct, consistent interaction with clients.
Mr. Miller has been recognized with many of his profession’s top honors and accolades. He is included within the 2013 and 2014 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the field of personal injury litigation. Best Lawyers, by virtue of its peer based selection process, is generally recognized as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Similarly, Mr. Miller has been named annually to Ohio’s Super Lawyer list since 2010. This distinction recognizes the top 5% of attorneys statewide, though Mr. Miller has been further recognized by his peers as among the even more exclusive ‘Top 100’ lawyers across all disciplines for the State of Ohio and ‘Top 50’ Columbus Super Lawyers. Mr. Miller also enjoys a pre-eminent AVA rating within his profession based upon the confidential reviews of the members of the Bar and Judiciary. This distinction reflects the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Mr. Miller is a former Assistant Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney. During his career stage as a felony prosecutor; he secured respect for his abilities as a trial lawyer from the judges in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas that continues today in his private civil trial practice. He further honed those trial skills as a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Miller’s courtroom abilities have been recognized by the Central Ohio Association for Justice, which in 2012 & 2018 presented Mr. Miller with its ‘Louisville Slugger’s’ Award, given annually to an attorney for an outstanding civil trial verdict. He has secured several results that exceed one million dollars on behalf of his clientele, and he is a lifetime member of the national Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Prior to founding his own firm, he practiced civil litigation and personal injury law for over six years with the highly regarded and well-established firm, Frank A. Ray Co, L.P.A. There, he developed his personal injury practice that remains the hallmark of his current law firm; however, he also represented a variety of other clients including professional sports entities, the Columbus Clippers Baseball team and the AAA baseball International League.
Today, in addition to serving his personal injury clientele, Mr. Miller serves as outside counsel to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. In these roles, Mr. Miller has provided diversified assistance with business litigation, contract disputes, workers compensation issues, and general litigation matters.
Mr. Miller is involved with the local bar association and is affiliated with several other organizations within his profession. He serves on the Columbus Bar Association’s Judicial Screening Committee before which all local judicial candidates appear for bi-partisan evaluations.
Mr. Miller is a long-time resident of Columbus, Ohio where he lives with his wife and three children. He is a member of St. Peter’s Parish and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Blood Services Division of Central Ohio. He loves athletic competition, coaches his children, and is a member of the Agonis Club of Columbus.
Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., President and Owner (2004 – present)
Founded and currently manage general plaintiffs’ practice law firm. Handle all pre-litigation, litigation, and appellate aspects of client matters with a substantive focus on general negligence, motor vehicle and bicycle accidents, construction, workplace, and premises claims, including significant personal injury and wrongful death claims. Manage all business and administrative aspects of the firm’s operation.
Outside Legal Counsel, Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) (2006 – present)
Litigation consultant and practitioner: Contract disputes, collection efforts, arbitrations.
Of Counsel, Campbell Hornbeck Chilcoat & Veatch, LLC (2005 – 2015)
Litigation consultant and practitioner: Business disputes, contract claims, workers compensation and employment issues, miscellaneous civil litigation
Frank A. Ray Co., L.P.A. (1998 – 2004)
Managed broad docket of cases from case intake to completion. General plaintiffs’ firm with similar substantive focus to current practice. Significant negotiation experience; direct management of numerous files of significant value to resolution. Also supervised a support staff inclusive of law clerks, paralegal, secretary, and other administrative support.
Associate Legal Counsel, Columbus Clippers Baseball Team (1998 – 2005)
Managed variety of issues with respect to the legal administration of this organization including contract negotiation, workers compensation and personnel issues, liquor law enforcement, and litigation matters. Also served as associate legal counsel to the International League of which the Clippers are a member..
Office of The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney (1993 – 1998)
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Trial Staff (1996 – 1998)
Prosecuted adult felony cases for Franklin County (Common Pleas Court); handled 12-15 cases
per week, including first degree through fifth degree felonies. Approximately 20 jury trials and four capital murder case assignments.
Grand Jury Division (1996)
Represented State of Ohio at criminal disposition hearings, Municipal Court arraignments, preliminary hearings; investigated police filings, reviewed criminal packets; presented case evidence to Grand Jury.
Re-drafted approximately one-half of office’s standard indictment forms after 1996 legislation
(Senate Bill 2) restructured Ohio substantive criminal law and sentencing guidelines.
Juvenile Division (1994 – 1995)
Responsible for prosecution and management of misdemeanor, felony, delinquency, abuse and neglect cases involving juveniles. Over 30 judge/magistrate trials; numerous ‘bind-over’ prosecutions.
State of Ohio (1994)
United States District Court: Southern District of Ohio (1994)
United States District Court: Northern District (1998)
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
CBA Judicial Screening Committee (2009 – present)
Chair, CBA Luncheon Series (2004 – 2005)
American Association for Justice
Ohio Association for Justice
Supreme Court Candidate Screening Committee (2004)
Central Ohio Association for Justice
The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Juris Doctor (1994)
The Arthur L. and Cora S. Evans Scholar
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science in Economics, English minor (1991)
Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with Honors
Ohio State Outstanding Senior Award; President’s Leadership Citation; Sphinx Senior Honorary
National Institute of Trial Advocacy
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (1999)
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Trial Advocacy Workshop
Columbus, Ohio (1998)
Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association Conference on Trial Practice
Columbus, Ohio (1999)
The American Red Cross, Blood Service Board of Directors (2011-present)
Joint Committee on Local Accountability (Red Cross and Central Ohio Hospitals: 2012 – present)
Agonis Club, Member (2005-present)
Scholarship Selection Committee (2007)
The Ohio State University
Sphinx Senior Honorary
100th Anniversary Steering and Planning Committee (2005 – 2007)
Sphinx Plaza, Committee Chair (2006 – 2010)
Ohio Union, Sphinx Room Committee (2007)
Volunteer, Moritz College of Law
Politics, Society, and Law – Scholar’s Luncheon, Guest and Mentor
Volunteer, St. Andrew Catholic Church; Member, St. Peter Catholic Church
The Best Lawyers in America (2013 – Present)
The definitive guide to legal excellence
Ohio Super Lawyers (2010 – present)
Top 5% of Ohio Attorneys, Peer Recognition
Special Recognition: Ohio Top 100 List and Columbus Top 50 List
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2005-2007)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Skill in Advocacy, Recognition for Settlement/Verdict Results
Martindale-Hubbell Pre-Eminent ‘AV’ rating
Highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards
Central Ohio Association for Justice ‘Louisville Slugger’ Verdict Award (2012)
‘Tireless efforts and fight’ resulted in verdict which ‘hit one out of the park’ for justice.