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Jonathon Scott Miller

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
    Florida - FL 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathon

Learn Jonathon’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    35%
    Mr. Miller practices in both the state and federal courts, focusing on premises and security liability, aviation law, condominium disputes, employment discrimination and commercial litigation. He also has extensive experience in all aspects of the operation and governance of condominium and homeowner associations, and the resolution of disputes unique thereto.

    22 years, 800 cases

  2. Construction and development
    20%

    22 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%

    22 years

  4. Residential real estate
    20%
    Real Estate Litigation and the gamut of Condo and HOA disputes.

    22 years

  5. Appeals
    5%
    Mr. Miller has considerable experience researching complicated legal issues and drafting substantive legal pleadings in trial and appellate matters ranging from multi-district and class action litigation to complex litigation in state and federal courts. He also served two years as a law clerk for The Honorable Mark E. Polen in the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

    22 years

Jonathon S. Miller joined Wicker Smith in 2008 and is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University in 2003, graduating with honors. He is an "AV" Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating awarded by that organization.

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Miller was privileged to complete a two-year appellate clerkship at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach for the Honorable Mark E. Polen, who was Chief Judge at the time. There, he honed his finely polished legal research, writing and analytic skills and gained an inside view of the appellate process. Mr. Miller worked on over 100 appeals involving civil, criminal, probate and administrative matters.

Upon joining Wicker Smith, Mr. Miller has gained significant litigation and appellate experience. He practices in both the state and federal courts, focusing on premises and security liability, construction defects and liens laws, pharmacy negligence, discrimination claims, landlord-tenant law, condominium disputes and catastrophic personal injury lawsuits. Additionally, Mr. Miller has a thriving portion of his practice devoted to commercial and real estate litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, national real estate developers and closely-held REITs. Most recently, he has also started representing fixed-base operators in general aviation matters, commercial transactions and aircraft liens and has also handled appeals in the First, Second, Third and Fourth Districts. Mr. Miller is adept at handling the gamut of discovery issues, and has taken hundreds of depositions and routinely drafts complex legal pleadings and memorandum of law. Additionally, he has also successfully argued countless dispositive and substantive legal issues at all stages of litigation.

Prior to joining Wicker Smith, Mr. Miller represented over 600 different condominium (residential, commercial and mixed-use), homeowners and cooperative associations throughout the State of Florida. He has extensive experience in all aspects of condominium operation and governance, including drafting governing documents, covenant enforcement, commercial transactions, developer-turnover, fair-housing issues, liens and foreclosures, elections, recalls, and dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation. Mr. Miller has even testified as an expert witness in this arena.

Mr. Miller is a member of the Broward and Palm Beach County Bar Associations.

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Location

Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy, & Ford, P.A.
515 E Las Olas Blvd Ste 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2015
Excellent Trial Attorney
Mr. Miller defended me in negligence lawsuit and achieved a result which was better that I thoughtwas possible at the commencement of the lawsuit. The facts were stacked against my case, but Mr. Miller maneuvered and focused the defense on the facts which were strongest while drawing focus away from those which were my weakest. I would certainly use him again and would recommend him to anyone in need of a trial attorney. Posted 7 days ago.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2015
Thank You Mr. Miller
Definitely someone that you MUST consider for any legal matters. Handled an civil lawsuit involving alleged breach of contract and tortious interference for me. Was able to resolve it in a matter I saw impossible at the time. Knowledge, integrity and results. He was professional and always kept me informed of the status and progress! GREAT OUTCOME! Thank You Mr. Miller.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2015
Super Lawyer
Jonathon Miller represented my company and myself personally with a lawsuit arising from a failed business transaction. He was very informed on the matter that we were dealing with and was constantly in communication with all parties involved, making suggestions on course of action with the expected outcome of each (and accurate prediction for the courses of action we ultimately pursued). He worked very diligently with opposing counsel for a fair and equitable compromise yet was aggressive and strategic, all of which resulted in a positive outcome for us. Jonathon was also very accessible and responsive. If he was not available at any given moment, there was always communication coming from his firm and an extremely short turn around making us feel as if he was available 24/7 to address any questions or needs. If there comes another opportunity to use his services we certainly will engage him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2014
Great lawyer
Mr. Miller achieved a great result in my case, out-smarting the opposing attorney at virtually every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an aggressive and sharp but honest attorney. I will return to Mr. Miller for all of my future legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2013
Highly recommended!
Fabulous attorney who received a fantastic result on my behalf. I breached my commercial lease because of market conditions and Mr. Miller successfully defended my company and myself as the personal guarantor based on creative defenses which forced my landlord into an extremely favorable settlement. Would certainly recommend without reservation. Hourly rate was fair and no excessive charges or unnecessary tasks.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wicker, Smith, O'hara, Ford, McCoy, PA
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Fourth District Court Of Appeals
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Bacherlor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dispute over Brokerage Commission
  • The trial court granted our Motion for Summary Judgment and the Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's ruling after hearing oral argument from counsel.
  • Personal Injury
  • The trial court granted our requested relief and entered a Final Judgment of Dismissal based upon Plaintiff's misrepresentations and omissions.
  • Breach of Commercial Lease
  • Trial Court granted Final Summary Judgment in favor of the Landlord client against the tenant and the personal guarantor and awarded the Landlord damages in the amount of $1,213,380.00. The Fourth District affirmed the Final Judgment by PCA.
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Associations

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Jersey
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District of New Jersey
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
  • Volunteer Intake Attorney
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite "Up and Comer"
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 1% of America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Resistry
  • 2016
  • "AV" Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Cum Laude
  • FSU College of Law
  • 2003
  • Business Law Review
  • FSU College of Law
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • FSU College of Law
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pre-Trial Practice Seminar - NSU School of Law
  • Tips and Practice Pointers for Effective Advocacy at Uniform Motion Calendar (UMC)
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (24)
Endorse Jonathon
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mr. Miller based upon observations of him in depositions, hearings, and through pleadings filed with the court. Specifically, we have represented differnt clients in complex construction litigation. During our interactions, I found Mr. Miller to be well prepared, skillful in his craft, and extremely strategic in his thinking and defense of cases. I would not hesitate to hire him as my attorney should that need ever arise. I admire his professionalism and ethics, two qualites of utmost importance to me."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Miller is an excellent attorney, both inside the courtroom and outside of the courtroom. I have had the privilege of resolving a few lawsuits with him as opposing counsel on the other side. I am certain that another attorney without Mr. Miller's knowledge, patience, skill, acumen and hard work would not have been able to resolve those matters so amicably and efficiently for all parties involved. I highly recommend him."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I litigated against Jonathon in a complex construction matter. He was competent, professional and knowledgeable about the law. I highly endorse Jonathon"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Miller on a broad range of cases including construction defects, contract disputes, and various complex civil litigation matters. His understanding of the law and the litigation process is exemplary, and he is always willing to spread that wealth of knowledge to the younger attorneys he mentors. It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Miller."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jonathan for more than a decade and highly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is a reason why Mr. Miller has numerous endorsements from clients and fellow lawyers. He understands what it takes to bring a dispute to trial, to prove a claim or defense at trial, and support an appeal. He is a model of professionalism that you want on your side knowing that you'll get the right advice or suggestions based on the complexity of the matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Miller on several cases over the years, ranging from construction matters to contract disputes and personal injury claims. On each case, he brought a knowledge and understanding of the law, and its variations and intricacies, that was remarkable. He also showed a genuine compassion for his clients and those on the other side. He is an asset to the legal community. I strongly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miller is a great lawyer who has an excellent understanding of the law and a unique ability to apply concepts and arguments in the best interest of his clients. I highly endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer, great person. Skilled and knowledgable trial lawyer that I consult with regularly on a number of issues. I highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathon is one of the best defense attorneys I know. He is extremely intelligent, knows the law well, and is comfortable in the courtroom. He is also a really nice guy and pleasure to deal with. I would definitely recommend him to anybody looking for a defense attorney!"
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure to litigate cases against Mr. Miller for several years now. My experience is that he is very thorough, well prepared and sharp on his feet. I consider him a worthy adversary and know that I will have to be at my very best when litigating against him and his firm. Mr. Miller is also very cordial and extremely professional. It is with great confidence that I submit this endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"In the contentious climate that is characteristic of civil litigation, it is rare to come across an adversary with whom you can identify with on a personal level. In his dealings with clients, opposing parties and others, Jonathan exemplifies the type of class and professionalism that many attorneys fail to possess. I wholeheartedly endorse Jonathan Miller."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miller is a skilled litigator who I have worked with on numerous matters. He is a winner in the courtroom and also through his briefing in federal court. I would highly recommend Mr. Miller to any of my clients, friends or family members."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I give Mr. Miller my full endorsement without hesitation. He is an extremely hard working and talented attorney. Mr. Miller's analytical skill set and professionalism are first class which is why he able to provide superior service to those he represents."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mr. Miller for several years on a variety of complex litigation matters. Mr. Miller stood out for his well written and persuasive motions and pleadings which often resulted in the client obtaining an outcome much better than they expected. I consistently recommend him to family and friends who need legal assistance outside my practice areas."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Experienced litigator, professional, and knowledgeable in all aspects of civil litigation"
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The legal profession and the community as a whole is lucky to have a lawyer like Jonathon Miller. He is ethical but aggressive. He is creative and thinks outside the box. I fully endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Lauderdale Lawsuits and disputes Lawyer Jonathon Scott Miller
Jonathon Scott Miller
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 20 years