William (Bill) Miller received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and his A.B. in Philosophy/Political Science from Lycoming College. Bill has been a practicing attorney since December of 1983, concentrating in probate, Medicaid planning, elder law, and estate planning. Bill has been Of Counsel to Family Estate Planning Law Group since 2006, and works with the firm to represent individuals with estate planning, probate and trust administration, as well as Medicaid planning and applications to MassHealth for long-term care.
Bill’s practice, Cooley and Miller, formed in 2000 and represents various individuals on probate matters including adoption, trust administration, estate planning, and nonprofit organizations from formation to dissolution, including applications for recognition of tax-exempt status. He also represents an adoption placement agency and he has assisted with hundreds of adoptions.
After law school, Bill provided legal services for nearly ten years to individuals in need and organizations through an interdenominational mission in Boston’s South End.
Bill is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is admitted to practice both in Massachusetts and in New Hampshire.
Bill grew up in Central Pennsylvania in a close-knit rural community, surrounded by friends and family. When he was young, his favorite times were spent at the family farm and enjoying time with his dad. For Bill, being able to help others take care of families as part of his work gives him great satisfaction.
He and his wife, Lavinia, live on a farm in Hudson, New Hampshire where they have a garden and raised their three children.
|Of Counsel||Family Estate Planning Law Group D/B/A The Vincent E. Bonazzoli Law Firm, PC||2006 - Present|
|Owner||COOLEY and MILLER||2000 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Jacobi and Associates||1984 - 1998|
|Director||Emmanuel Legal Services||1984 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2010 - Present|
|Supreme Court, New Hampshire||Member||1998 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts||Member||1984 - Present|
|U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals||First Circuit||1984 - Present|
|Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts||Member||1983 - Present|
|Boston University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
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