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Lauren Jill Miller

Litigation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lauren

Learn Lauren’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    16%
    I handle appeals from both business litigation and fiduciary litigation matters, in state and federal appellate courts.

  2. Business
    16%
    I handle a wide variety of business litigation matters, including breach of contract and corporate ownership disputes.

  3. Family
    16%

  4. Litigation
    16%
    I handle all types of trust, estate, and fiduciary litigation, including will contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and disputes over executor/ trustee mismanagement.

  5. Probate
    16%
    I handle all types of probate litigation.

  6. Trusts
    16%

  7. Other
    4%

Hello! I'm a partner with Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach (formerly known as Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach) focusing my practice on all types of trust, estate, fiduciary, and business litigation. My firm is one of Georgia's premier fiduciary and probate litigation firms, and I and my colleagues have handled cases both big and small all over metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. I am licensed to handle matters exclusively in Georgia (Georgia estates and trusts and matters pending in Georgia state and/or federal courts). 

I represent clients in a wide variety of fiduciary and business litigation matters in both state and federal courts. If you are dealing with a will contest, a guardianship or conservatorship case, a dispute over executor/ trustee mismanagement or malfeasance, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims, corporate ownership, contract, and business partner disputes, or an appeal involving any of these types of cases, I would be thrilled to help you. If you need a referral for estate planning or family law matters, I can also assist you by connecting you with my colleagues! 

While my expertise is primarily in cases involving complex, high-asset estates, trusts, and business entities, I also love working with clients on simple and straightforward estate and trust administrations.

In my career, I have represented any and all parties to a litigation matter, including plaintiffs, defendants, executors, trustees, other fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and third parties in related litigation. No matter what side you fall on, I'd be glad to talk to you.

I have experience with jury trials, bench trials, and appeals, and I'm admitted to practice in all Georgia state and superior courts, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. If you have a matter pending in any of those courts, I'm familiar with their procedures and ready to hit the ground running immediately.

As examples of some of my experience, I have conducted or co-chaired jury trials resulting in a collective $8.5 million in verdicts for my clients--including $5 million in punitive damages. I have also presented oral argument in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and obtained summary judgment for my client on all claims in a multimillion dollar corporate ownership dispute. I've argued and won significant motions for my clients in state and federal courts, as well as complex appeals in business and probate matters. 

For 7 years in a row (2018-2024), I have been selected by Georgia Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in trust and estate litigation, a distinction given to only 2.5% of Georgia attorneys.

I received my bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where I was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I obtained my J.D., magna cum laude, from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, graduating fifth in my class. Prior to joining Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, I practiced family law with another established firm in Atlanta.

I was raised in Asheville, North Carolina, and moved to Atlanta in 2014. I enjoy hiking in the north Georgia mountains, cooking, and photography. I am an avid traveler, and my favorite destinations in the world so far include Iceland, Norway, Morocco, Finland, Estonia, and South Korea.

 

Location

Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
6 Concourse Parkway
Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA, 30328

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough
I posted in a Facebook group seeking counsel. I received a few responses but with only a few words, her response resonated the most. I had a consultation with Attorney Miller, and even though she saw no path to litigation, I sincerely appreciate her thoroughness in my regard,
Posted by Diana R | November 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Compassionate Federal Court Civil Case Attorney Who Fights for You!
I received a referral to Attorney Lauren Miller from a California attorney who highly recommended her for federal civil litigation. Ms. Miller does not disappoint! She quickly filed my case in federal civil court and communicated with opposing counsel and was able to negotiate a more than satisfactory settlement in short period of time. I cannot commend Ms Miller enough for her professionalism, efficiency, and advocacy for my case. She was also a compassionate and supportive human being and I am beyond lucky to have found her to represent me.
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Posted by Ann | June 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Lauren!
Lauren took a very emotionally difficult situation for me and showed compassion, patience, and was thorough. She took my thoughts and opinions into consideration, and always listened. If she didn’t know the answer, she researched, consulted colleagues, and found it! She was not arrogant in the least and was very approachable and responsive in emails and phone calls. She cares, it’s that simple.
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Posted by alan | April 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
mr
Lauren was excellent in paying attention to detail, very pleasant to work with and followed up on everything
Posted by James | February 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help during a difficult time
My wife passed away in July 2022. My family and I could not find her will, so she died intestate. Ms. Miller guided me through the very difficult probate process and kept me abreast of how we were progressing through this. She was always willing to listen and help.
Posted by Shane | May 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attention To Details
I contacted Lauren and her team relative to a complex probate proceeding. Lauren and her team immediately put me at ease and formulated a litigation strategy. During the proceeding, Lauren kept me well informed throughout each step of the litigation process. Lauren personified the expression, nose to the grindstone and a dedication to my case. Lauren worked on a holiday weekend preparing for a deposition and drafted a dispositive motion that was instrumental for a favorable resolution of the case. Throughout the course of the proceeding, Lauren demonstrated a high attention to details and a comprehensive knowledge of probate and rules practice. I am grateful to have had Laura and her team on my case.
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Posted by Rita | March 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lauren goes above and beyond
Lauren took my call when I was panicking about some complex estate litigation issues. She was so friendly and remained calm, and engaged while listening to my crazy dilemma in a time of panic and seemed eager to help. She went above and beyond even on a few matters that were outside her focus by offering to help find someone that could. I feel lucky to have found her and plan to come back for my complex estate planning needs.
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Posted by Priscilla | February 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Par Excellence
Lauren has proven to be a top-notch attorney. She was dedicated to my case, even working on it over a long holiday weekend when the need arose. Lauren is proficient and organized, always having the required documents at hand during proceedings. She was easily accessible at all times and I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Michael | February 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent experience
Lauren did an excellent and professional service for us. She was attentive and always available and would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Lynn H. | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Probate Attorney
I recently engaged Lauren to assist me with administering my Father's estate in the Probate Court of Gwinnett Co. Lauren assisted me in the organization, preparation and filing of the Final Annual Return, Final Inventory and Final Order. She was very patient with me and explained all of the necessary procedures and documentation needed to complete this process. Lauren and her team were great to work with!
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Posted by Teresa | November 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professor
I consulted Lauren Miller for nearly a year, during the pandemic, as I tried to help a friend/neighbor in MA who hired Lauren to recover bequests he and his sister in India were due from a relative who had died in GA. There were language issues, time zone challenges, and much legal complexity, but Lauren handled everything beautifully. She was competent, caring, and responsive under difficult conditions. She is truly excellent.
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Posted by Brian | October 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than fantastic!
Admittingly, I was nervous from the start since I had never encountered needing a lawyer for anything before in my life however, wow is what I can say! What an overly pleasant experience with awesome results! Lauren and her team knocked our suit out of the park. Unreal attention to detail, patience, superior legal knowledge and just flat out awesome! If I had to do it again, hope the he*& not, I would use Lauren again over and over. I'm one of those that is brutally honest if it was bad service or above and beyond and she was the latter! If you are considering a litigation lawyer then Lauren and team are who you need! Look no farther!
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Lauren was my attorney in a probate case. She was thorough, smart and tenacious in her dealings. She always had my best interest at heart and very importantly, was thoughtful regarding her billings vs. the outcome of the case. If she thought an outcome wasn't worth the cost of legal fees, she would be very honest and discourage me following that route. In the end, we got the best outcome possible and I credit her for that.
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Posted by Charles Becoat | June 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Provided a free consult and pointed me in the right direction
I contacted Lauren about a litigation matter and she promptly offered me a free consultation and took time out to review documents regarding my case. Even though my case was not her area of practice she offered some initial insight and a pre-vetted referral to some of her colleagues.
Posted by Nicholas | January 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant
Lauren is a brilliant attorney and a true student of her craft. Always seeking a well formulated answer and providing work product of the highest caliber. I would most certainly recommend Lauren for all things concerning trust and estate litigation.
Posted by Richie | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney a/k/a Super Woman to this extremely happy and 200% satisfied client
I was recently faced with a legal conundrum and at a total loss as to how to proceed. So, I went on-line and found the perfect answer in the form of an amazing attorney named Lauren J. Miller with Caldwell, Propst & DeLoach. Lauren immediately put me at ease, asked a few questions, and committed to represent me. It was the best decision I could have made. Lauren was knowledgeable, honest, communicative so I was never left wondering what was happening, took everything I had to say seriously, told me exactly what she needed from me to assist in my case, told me what I could expect on a number of issues, discussed potential outcomes and was always available when I had questions or concerns. She was truly dedicated to assisting me with every aspect of my case, my emotional well-being, and encouraged my total involvement – all qualities I was sure I would never find in an attorney and I was thrilled to be so very wrong. Through her dedication, expertise, aggressiveness, creativity, and patience with this septuagenarian she was able to guide me through the legal maze with amazing and timely positive results. I could not be happier and will continually be appreciative for all Lauren did for me and several others affected by this very positive and surprisingly expedient outcome. With her superlative skills I definitely recommend Lauren to anyone finding themselves in need of an attorney. Thank you seems insufficient for all Lauren did for me and the others impacted by the outcome of this legal action.
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Posted by Lisa | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer!
Lauren Miller was the right choice for us as an attorney. She worked tirelessly and expeditiously on our case and was the epitome of professionalism. She stayed in constant contact, keeping us abreast of all developments - which is a rarity. We were very confident in her abilities and came out "the victor". We would recommend Lauren Miller to everyone who is looking for a good attorney.
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Posted by Anthony | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellency
Lauren is an excellent attorney. Lauren is very attentive to her work. She has excellent communication skills and took my case very seriously. I will trust Lauren with all future work moving forward and I can't imagine hiring anyone to represent me other than her. Every time I had a question, she answered it. Every time I had a piece of information that may help or may be used for my case, she acknowledged it. I told her my problem and she immediately handled it as if it was the most important thing in the world. She told me exactly what we needed to do. She didn't sugar-coat my situation, she prepared me for all of the potential outcomes and situations that could arise for my case while also pushing forward for the best possible outcome. She took an aggressive stance for me and didn't hesitate to produce anything short of perfection. You will be hard pressed to find service that is on par with Lauren Jill Miller.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Junior Partner
  • Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & DeLoach, LLP
  • 1900 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Davis, Matthews & Quigley, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2016

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2014
  • Mercer University School of law, Macon, GA
  • JD
  • 2014
  • Washington and Lee University
  • B.A.
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Appeal
  • Favorable Outcome
  • Contempt Proceeding
  • Favorable Outcome
  • Wrongful Death Case
  • Favorable Jury Verdict
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Associations

  • Washington and Lee University Atlanta Alumni Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2019 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • 2014 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star in Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Custer-Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Georgia Chapter)
  • 2014
  • Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 2014
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Topics in Modern Family Law
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 2014
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 2012
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 2012
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Contracts
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 2011
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Law
  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Lauren
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am exceptionally proud to have Lauren as a member of our firm. She is an outstanding lawyer with an unmatched work ethic and plenty of smarts. She and I have worked together on the majority of my cases, and I can think of no other lawyer I'd rather have on my side. She is in no small way responsible for the many wins we have had since she joined the firm. Lauren is a credit to the profession and deserving of the highest praise."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lauren is an excellent attorney. I worked with her on a complex business litigation matter that involved 7 parties in 4 states. She was incredibly well-organized in this document intensive case, always on top of the facts, and presented the primary arguments at hearing on our clients' MSJ, which was granted. I would recommend Lauren for any type of business litigation dispute."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lauren is an extremely talented and dedicated attorney. She works hard to ensure the best outcome for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren J. Miller is an exceptional lawyer. She has a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills. Lauren zealously advocates for her clients, which has resulted in favorable outcomes for her clients in state and federal courts."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In the matter in which Lauren and I worked together, Lauren demonstrated great client service skills. She was organized, professional, and responsive. All qualities that make for a good advisor and attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have litigated with and against Lauren and she has always been thorough and professional."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is an excellent attorney and my go-to referral for trust & estate litigation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lauren is a hardworking and zealous advocate for her clients. She has extensive experience in both trial and appellate courts. Lauren is always professional, responsive, and prepared. If you find yourself facing a trust or estate dispute, she is the attorney you need to call."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lauren is an excellent attorney. She's an exceptionally hard worker and treats clients well. She's very thorough in her work."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Lauren is a skilled attorney with a very bright future. I highly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lauren is an excellent litigator with a passion for helping her clients. I highly recommend her."
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