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Alan Miller is an attorney with twenty-five years of experience in complex litigation and counseling, concentrating in the areas of environmental law, insurance coverageand bad faith,professional errors and omissions and commercial litigation. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the field of Environmental Law since 2005. His environmental law practice has involved solid waste permitting and compliance, contribution and cost recovery actions under CERCLA and related state statutes, contamination from leaking underground storage tanks, air and water pollution regulatory enforcement actions, and real estate transactions involving contaminated and recycled industrial sites. Mr. Miller's insurance law practice involves representing insurance companies in a wide array of coverage disputes, both before litigation and in court, arising out of commercial, property and personal lines policies, including disputes over coverage for claims involving construction defects, exposure to toxic substances, product defects, infringement of intellectual property rights and violations of consumer protection laws. In his litigation practice, Mr. Miller has represented business clients, insurance companies and individuals in significant cases involving insurance coverage, bad faith, professional errors and omissions of insurance brokers and accountants, and commercial disputes involving trade secrets and contracts.

Mr. Miller is a former trial attorney with the Environmental Enforcement Section, United States Department of Justice, and Assistant Counsel with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. He is a frequent lecturer, course planner and author of materials for continuing legal education courses in the areas of environmental law and insurance coverage. Mr. Miller is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court,the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania,and the Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.


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  1. Insurance: 60%
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 40%



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Picadio, Sneath, Miller & Norton, P.C.

444 Liberty Ave Ste 1105
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
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Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
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Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2006
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2006
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2005
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2005
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPicadio Sneath Miller & Norton, PC1987 - Present
Trial AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice, Land and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section1985 - 1987
Assistant CounselCommonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McMillen Engineering, Inc. v. The Travelers Indemity Co.N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteInsurance Coverage Law in Pennsylvania2004
National Business InstituteFundamentals of Water Law in Pennsylvania2003
PBI Publication No. 2001-2701Challenging Government Regulations2001
PBI Publication No. 2000-2477Environmental Hearing Board Roundtable2000
PBI Publication No. 1999-2067Underground Storage Tank Litigation1999
Publication 1995-1031Ethical Issues in Environmental Law1995
PBI Publication No. 1995-942New Rules of Practice1995
Pittsburgh Legal JournalExpanded Use of RCRA Citizens Suit Provision for Business and Property Owners to Recover Cleanup Costs for Contamination1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1982
Washington UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual MeetingEnvironmental Business Risks and Insurance Solutions2005
SeminarInsurance Coverage Law in Pennsylvania2004
SeminarFundamentals of Water Law in Pennsylvania2003
Environmental Law ForumChallenging Government Regulations2001
Environmental Law ForumEnvironmental Hearing Board Roundtable2000
Environmental Law SymposiumUnderground Storage Tank Litigation1999
Recent Development in Federal PracticeRecent Developments in Environmental Law1995
Hearing BoardNew Rules of Practice Before the Environmental Hearing Board1995
Federal Environmental ReviewEthical Issues in Environmental Law1995
SeminarRegulation of VOC and NOx Emissions in Pennsylvania--Reasonably Available Control Technology Requirements and New Source Review Rules1994
MeetingCompliance with Clean Air Act Requirements - The Title V Program, and Compliance With Clean Water Act Requirements - An Overview1994
MeetingEco-Risk and NRD Seminar1994
MeetingEco-Risk and NRD Seminar1994
Advanced Real Estate Law in PennsylvaniaPermitting Process and Environmental Liabilities1994
Advanced Real Estate Law in PennsylvaniaPermitting Process and Environmental Liabilities, Including Superfund Issues1994
SeminarWhat Every Real Estate and Business Lawyer Needs to Know About Environmental Law1993
SeminarClean Air Act: The 1990 Amendments1991