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Francis Connor Miller

Personal injury Attorney at West Chester, PA

4.7   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
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WE LISTEN WITH COMPASSION, ADVICE WITH STRAIGHT TALK, GUIDANCE WITH RESULTS.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, I was an emergency medical technician, firefighter and then bacame a police officer for 16 years in Chester County, Pa. This prior occupation has helped immensley building my criminal defense practice and personal injury cases. I understand both sides of my criminal cases, from the police perspective as well as the defense attorney perspective. I have training in advanced automobile accident investigations. I utilize this training and experience while representing clients involved in accidents. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2015

Location

Francis C. Miller, P.C.
Miller Law Offices
21 W. Washington Street, Suite D
West Chester, PA, 19380-2666

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kathy S. | October 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sincere/Dedicated to a case
Attorney Miller assisted me and my family with a Landlord//Tenant dispute and resolved our issue. Upon my first consultation with him, he listened to my case/grievance and jumped right in to help me. When I met with him in person for document review, he gave me a "firm" hand shake, which shows a person's sincerity and integrity, and Attorney Miller has both. I recommend Attorney Miller for any Landlord/Tenant case, as he fights hard for justice for his clients. Attorney Miller is the best lawyer in Chester County, by far.
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Posted by Bret | June 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Response to the One Star Daryl Review
Briefly, I was an attorney on the other side of that criminal litigation, representing the victim. Frankly, Fran saved Daryl's bacon and did a fine job for him. I strongly suggest that you accept Mr. Miller's explanation of the issue.
Posted by Kim | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional representation!
We were in the midst of a first-time legal interaction, alarmed and confused. We interviewed a few attorneys and were not sure how to proceed. From our first call with Fran, he spoke with expertise, confidence and a clear understanding of our situation and what the next steps would look like. His knowledge of the law and local processes were exceptional and he calmly guided us through the experience. In addition, legislation changed during the course of our case and he was on the cutting edge of those changes - knowledgable and well versed, and it ultimately had a very positive impact to our case! We are so grateful to Fran for his personal attention and expert knowledge and guidance!
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Posted by Christie | April 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confident, calming representation
Thank you, Fran. We could not have had a more confident, calming presence who represented us during an extremely distressing situation. Your attention to detail paved the way for the most successful outcome. We are grateful for you and your team.
Posted by Sandi | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Lawyer
Attorney Francis C. Miller was my lawyer through a case that seemed nearly impossible to finish with the best judgement. He went back to the drawing table many times with examples of why my case should be lowered to nearly a small charge. It was during Covid 19 and our court times continued to get pushed back. During that time, Mr. Miller stayed in touch with me, constantly updating me on any changes, new dates and he was available for my calls or promptly returned any calls. I would highly recommend him if you have any type of criminal charges. He was informative, consistent and always available for questions.
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Posted by Alexandra B | October 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!!!!
Hired Fran Miller for a lawsuit with a client. I have never been in a lawsuit so you can imagine the panic and fear. Let me tell you how amazing this man is. Fran laid out exactly what the situation is, how its going to go and how he is going to fix it and let me tell you he didn’t waste anytime to get it resolved. Fran is honest, a straight shooter and truly cares about his clients. His calmness and confidence is remarkable!! All i can say is Fran has your back PERIOD from start to finish. Amazing Lawyer and just an amazing person all around. Trust me folks this is your guy! Thank you for everything Fran truly!
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Representation
Fran Miller is very knowledgeable and skilled in criminal issues. Equally important is the time and energy he willingly puts in to ensure that his clients understand what's going on every step of the way. We are also impressed with how quickly he responds to our communications, sometimes even on evenings and weekends. So glad we acted on the positive recommendation from a colleague and hired Fran.
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Posted by Sue | October 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Protected our family
Hired Francis Miller for a custody/child support matter. Although I was a spaz about everything happening, he never flinched. Looking back, he told me ahead of time how things would go and he was right. He was calm & confident. He handled everything and gave great ongoing advice over the years
Posted by Danielle | May 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing man
I have never been more blessed with Fran’s services! He is an honest, caring man, and truly cares about his clients!! He’s efficient and gives the best advice! Thanks Fran!
Posted by Steve | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Satisfied and Grateful
We hired Francis Miller for an incident that we encountered involving my son. Fran Miller went above and beyond and we came away with a most favorable outcome. He is knowledgeable and offered advice while keeping us informed throughout the process. On a personal level, he related well to us and especially to my 20 year-old son. (He also offered his advice based on experience, as my son pursues a career in law). Very good attorney and person.
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Posted by Larry T. | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fran is the MAN
The "too long, didn't read" version: Fran Miller saved me in a big way and if you need someone who will have your back from start to finish, he’s the guy! The extremely detailed version: I'm going to keep it real with you, just like Mr. Miller did with me. He did not sugarcoat or fluff anything with me regarding my case. He made his representation of me feel very personable. I honestly felt very much like I was talking to a family member and not at all like I just paid some guy to stand next to me in court. After all things were considered, I came to the conclusion that the outcome was ideal. I believe that I had a good chance of winning my case outright if I had taken it to trial, but there is always a lot of uncertainty when you are being judged by your "peers". Of the two pending charges against me, Fran was able to get the prosecutor to drop the very serious charge altogether and reduce the minor charge to one of an even lesser degree. I had talked with a few close friends and family members and decided that he was right; taking a very minor plea was better than leaving your fate in the hands of people who do not know you or your character and can only base their opinions on facts presented. When I brought my trouble to Mr. Miller, he lessened the burden of dealing with the judicial system and walked me through each step of the process. He kept me well informed and answered any and every question I had. He even lightened my spirits throughout the process with his quick wit and humor. When it came time to go to court, he went over every detail and every document. Walking into the courthouse, I could tell I was in good company. Everyone knows him, from the janitor to the judge. They all greeted him with a smile and a shake. That solidified my feeling that he is honest, professional, and knowledgeable. He really is good at what he does. By the book, I was "guilty" of the crime as it is written. I attempted to purchase a firearm and I have a prior conviction on my record that denies me the right to own one. Now I know what you're thinking, "You're an idiot. why would you try to buy a gun when you know you had stuff on your record?" The fact of the matter is that my prior record is from over 10 years ago in another state, where the laws are written differently. I COULD HAVE RECEIVED up to 5 years in jail, but I only received 1 year of probation as a sentence. There is a question on the firearm purchase application that asks if you were convicted of a crime in which you COULD HAVE RECEIVED more than 1 year of imprisonment. I answered no, but my answer SHOULD HAVE BEEN yes. I had unknowingly falsified information on a federal document. Some people reading this might be led to think that it was an honest mistake and should not be punished. It WAS, and I (still) don't think I should have been punished. I was young and stupid when I did what I did way back when and I didn't understand the severity of that case. Had someone advised me before filling out the firearm application, I would not have done it. But the letter of the law does not account for intent to break the law. In fact, somewhere in my hindsight reading of the statutes, I found out that it is reasonable to assume that if you commit a crime, you did so with intent to break the law. After all was said and done, I was able to walk away with little more than a slap on the wrist, thanks to Fran Miller. I'm sure that nobody would ever WANT to require the services of a lawyer for a situation such as mine, whether it be for a traffic ticket or even the most serious of crimes. I hope I never see Mr. Francis Miller again under these circumstances. But if I happen to see him out and about, I would gladly buy his next round of drinks and thank him again excessively for his help! Fran is the MAN!
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Posted by Jesse P. | May 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Outcome !!!!!
The fact is, I was facing some very serious criminal charges........ Fran Miller was able to work out the most incredible outcome for my case !!!! What i can tell you is, Miller Law fights for "YOU" ! ... Aggressively, and does not settle for less on your behalf. Don't play the guessing game when your life is on the line. Get the best ........ Get Miller Law !!!! I will never use anyone else.
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Posted by Mark | March 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professionalism, Service, Integrity and Excellence
Fran was nothing less than excellent, as he is caring, ethical, innovative, and brilliant. I had never needed a lawyer in this capacity before so the whole process was new to me and my family. When we did have questions, his responses were always very thoughtful and thorough. Ours was an extremely complicated case that other lawyers may have steered away from, but Fran embrace the challenge!
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Posted by Paul | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He’s the guy you want in your corner
I was owed a significant amount of money from a customer. I am a contractor, we did all the work in a timely fashion, and at the end The customer just didn’t pay. Fran got me every penny!!!! He has also helped me along as my business has grown with legal matters, as well as filing for incorporation, etc. I wouldn’t call anyone else.
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Posted by Joe | March 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knows his Stuff
Consulted with me and my family regarding an insurance claim issue and gave us perfect advice and saved us lot of grief.
Posted by Mac | March 23, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Fran Miller West Chester
My wife and I needed consultation regarding a business matter, Fran's expert advice lead us to a to a quick and easy resolution. I'm grateful to have such a learned lawyer available to me.
Posted by Rich | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly & Helpful
Hired Fran and his office for counsel on a civil matter regarding my neighbor. They steered me in the right direction and cited PA code to support the advice. Kept me from making a well-intended but potentially costly mistake. I'm glad I was referred to Fran. Thanks Fran and Julie for keeping me out of trouble!
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms
Really knows what he is talking about. Gets the best result possible. Has a great relationship with the courts and police to get you the best outcome. Would not go to anyone else
Posted by James | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Devoted and understanding
I got myself in a situation where I had so many traffic warrants that I had ignored for so long that I was overwhelmed and not sure how to fix it. Fran was able to set me up with each court and allowed me to acknowledge each ticket. Most of them were dropped down, even though some of the tickets were years old. Fran has a relationship with so many people in the community, police officers and court staff. I truly believe this is why he is able to get the best possible results for his clients. He continues to advocate for me. I have a suspended license for the next few years because of my ignorance and I come to Fran with any problem or questions I have. He is always so understanding and able to prevent me from digging a deeper hole for myself. I would recommend him to anyone in any legal situation!
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Posted by Jerry | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fran's the Man.
I have used Fran Miller, Esq. many times, from business matters to everyday issues. He is caring and determined to get the job done. His cost, to value given is unmatched. I have referred him to many friends and family who have loved his practice's service and quality. Being a former police officer helps his insight and certainly aids to opening doors to helping his clients in any matters pending.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Miller Law Offices
  • 2006 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Westchester University
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Managing Attorney Chester County office
  • Cocco Feiner Citron
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Muth & Miller, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Margolis Edelstein
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Associate
  • McGuckin McCarthy
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Police Officer
  • West Goshen Township
  • 1982 - 1997
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v Braynt
  • Charges withdrawn

Associations

  • Kacie's Cause
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Delaware Valley Business Group
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of Chester County, Solo Practitioner
  • Chester County Daily Local News Readers Choice Award
  • 2018
  • Best of Chester County, Solo Practitioner
  • Chester County Daily Local News Readers Choice Award
  • 2017

Publications

  • Book
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE Booklet
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Public Administration
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Francis
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fran is a top notch attorney who always gets the best possible results for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Miller for over ten years. My first job out of law school was working for Mr. Miller as an associate attorney. He was a great employer and is an outstanding attorney. He is knowledgable, hard working, and aggressive in the courtroom. I highly recommend Francis Miller for any legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Fran, is a professional and competent attorney who is well known in Chester County. Highly recommended"

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West Chester Personal injury Lawyer Francis Connor Miller
Francis Connor Miller
Personal injury Attorney
West Chester, PA
Licensed for 27 years