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At the Law Offices of Allen T. Miller, PLLC, located in Olympia, Washington, our practice is focused primarily on legal issues involving real estate transactions, construction, environmental law, land use and zoning.

Our founding attorney, Allen Miller, has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors including time spent serving as the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Environmental and Land Use Section of Thurston County. He is currently an adjunct professor of real estate law at South Puget Sound Community College and has previously taught environmental law at Seattle University School of Law.

Mr. Miller is also an active member of the community. Among his many public service accolades, he successfully chaired the Thurston County United Way Campaign from 2002 to 2005 and served as President of both the Olympia Rotary Club and the Olympia-Thurston County Chamber of Commerce.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    31 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
  3. Construction & Development: 20%
    31 years
  4. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    31 years



Hourly ($100-275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo

    I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Client feedback regarding Allen Miller's is exceptional. He is committed & passionate in his practice. He is well organized, returns calls, and works hard for his clients. In addition, Allen Miller is a respected leader in the community and worked tirelessly in getting projects accomplished. He is top notch!


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Contact info

1801 W Bay Dr Nw Ste 205
Olympia, WA, 98502-4311


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
PresidentOlympia School Board2012
Volunteer of the YearUnited Way of Thurston County2005
Reder Service Above Self AwardRotary2002
ChairmanThurston County Chamber of Commerce1999
Thurston County Citizen of the YearKiwanis1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Allen T. Miller, PLLC2007 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyThurston County Prosecuting Attorney2005 - 2006
ShareholderConnolly, Holm, Tacon & Meserve2003 - 2004
Adjunct ProfessorSeattle University School of Law1990 - 2001
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of Attorney General1982 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Thurston County Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Washington State Bar Association Fee Arbitration PanelArbitrator/Mediator2003 - 2009
Washington State Bar Association, Character and Fitness BoardVice-Chair and Member2002 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
•New York v. United States, Washington, 505 U.S. 144, (1992); 942 F.2d 114 (2d Cir. 1991); 757 F. Supp. 10 (N.D.N.Y. 1990Act constitutional
•Michigan Coalition v. Griepentrog, 954 F.2d 1174 (6th Cir. 1992Dismissed.
•Michrad v. Gregoire, 945 F.2d 150 (6th Cir. 1991).Stay granted.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of VirginiaGovernment and Religious StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meetingThe State Capitol Campus and Land Use Laws2012
Continuiing Legal EducationBoundary Issues and Easement Law2011
National Business Institute CLE, TacomaLand Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation, and Zoning2008
NBI CLE, SpokaneBoundary Disputes2007
TCBA CLE, OlympiaLand Use Ethical Issues2006
TCBA CLE, OlympiaEnvironmental Regulations2004
WSU Cooperative Education CLE, OlympiaWetland Regulation2003
WSBA CLE, OlympiaShoreline Management1999
UO CLE, Eugene, OregonWater Law1999
WSU CLE, Mt. VernonSalmon in the City1998
TCBA CLE, OlympiaHazardous Waste Cleanup1996
SU CLE, SeattleHazardous Waste Cleanup1993
APA CLE, OlympiaConstitutionality of Design Review1993
WSBA CLE, SeattleShoreline Management1992
WSBA CLE, SeattleWater Law1992
Forum, Amelia Island, FloridaLow-level Radioactive Waste1992
Forum CLE, Keystone, ColoradoLow-level Radioactive Waste1992
WSBA CLE, SpokaneState Environmental Policy Act1991
AGO CLE, Crystal MountainShoreline Management1990
UO CLE, Eugene, OregonWetland Regulation1989