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James L. Miller

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

4.6   11 reviews

also known as Jamie Miller

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1992
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

  3. Debt settlement
    Chapter 128, Debt Negotiation and Settlement, Student Loans

Author of "The Secrets About Bankruptcy They Don't Want You To Know", Attorney Jamie Miller can get you back on track with his 3 step process to eliminate debt AND restore credit.  You can get your FREE copy by visiting or scheduling your free debt strategy session by calling.  This book has helped thousands find their personal path to financial freedom!

As both the founder of Miller & Miller and from a personal standpoint, Jamie knows how devastating financial issues can be to an individual and their family.  After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in Madison Jamie returned to Canton, Ohio to assist with the running of a family business. Unfortunately that business failed and was forced into bankruptcy. 

During this period, Jamie helped his family navigate the complex paperwork, court system and the emotional toll that were part of the business bankruptcy process.   While the bankruptcy was difficult for Jamie and his family, there was a bit of a “personal silver lining”.  The experience convinced him to attend the University of Miami in Florida and pursue a legal degree focusing on bankruptcy and financial matters.  The care and compassion that Jamie shows his clients today are rooted in the bankruptcy matters experienced by his family years ago.   

For more than 20 years, Jamie has handled cases involving Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Debt Negotiation, Wisconsin State reorganization law Chapter 128, Credit Card Defense, Mortgage Loan defense and Mortgage Modification.   Pairing his legal experience with the compassionate understanding of an individual’s feelings when faced with overwhelming debt, Jamie and his staff help people from all walks of life.  Having a unique understanding of the extreme financial burden accidents can cause, Jamie also represents people in Wisconsin with personal injury matters, so that they are assured a holistic recovery that includes the proper financial compensation. 

In all matters, Jamie makes it a priority to provide his clients with the personal attention, experienced guidance, and dedicated representation needed to file successful cases, while at the same time protecting their rights and best interests.

Bankruptcy isn’t right for everyone and in some cases, another route to financial freedom may be recommended.  Whether discussing Chapter 7, financial planning or credit restoration, Jamie has a sincere interest in his client’s problems and desire to help those in need.  

Having started his firm in an empty room with nothing but a phone and legal pad, Miller and Miller now has offices in downtown Milwaukee, Kenosha and Germantown, serving clients throughout all of Wisconsin.  At Miller & Miller, the focus is on providing assistance to those battling debts and providing sound, financial strategies for individuals and companies across Southeastern Wisconsin.  This dedication to their clients has enabled Miller & Miller to become one of the state’s most respected and successful law firms dealing with bankruptcy and financial matters.   Jamie is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Lawyers and has been a frequent speaker on bankruptcy-related issues. 


Outside of his legal practice, Jamie volunteers with several organizations such as Operation Dream (link) Milwaukee Jewish Community Center and servers as President of Milwaukee Jewish Free Loan (link).   


Jamie is an avid runner and plays basketball at least twice a week.    

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Miller & Miller
633 W Wisconsin Ave Ste 500
Milwaukee, WI, 53203
Miller & Miller
2810 Crossroads Drive Ste. 4001
Madison, WI, 53718
Miller & Miller
6123 Green Bay Road
Ste. 210
Kenosha, WI, 53142
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
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I was going through an extremely difficult and stressful financial time in my life, and I was unsure what my options were. I was not wanting to file a bankruptcy at this time, so I was unsure if there was anything, I could do to stop a creditor from garnishing my wages. I was provided helpful, caring, professional advice and guidance. I was able to resolve my financial hardship without filing a bankruptcy. I would highly recommend Miller & Miller Law!
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Posted by Gustan Cho | October 23, 2019
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Hands Down The Best Bankruptcy Attorney James Miller
I retained Attorney James Miller for my bankruptcy. Never in my life have I met a professional who is so articulate, knowledgeable, professional, personable, and most of all, reasonable. My bankruptcy case was very difficult. I have many properties prior to the 2008 Great Recession and had creditors still hound me after 10 years. Mr. Miller has a professional staff and has a five star system where his support staff makes the bankruptcy process very streamlined and easy. I hired three other bankruptcy attorneys over the years to no avail where eventually they could not help me. Mr. Miller and his Office Manager Nicole Thompson fully explained all of my questions during my free consultation. Manager Nicole Thompson is always on top of things. Both Attorney Miller and Manager Nicole Thompson always return calls and emails promptly. I fully highly recommend the Law Offices of Miller and Miller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hands down, you will never meet a team of professionals who take pride in helping consumers get a fresh start with their financial life. FIVE PLUS STARS AND MORE. Keep up the great work James Miller and Team. There are no words to express my gratitude for Attorney James Miller, Nicole Thompson, and the team at Miller and Miller Attorneys at Law.
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Posted by Linda | June 12, 2018
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Excellent professional Attorney
Filing Bankruptcy can be very scary. Attorney James Miller and his firm made it a easy and painless process. I am so grateful for all his knowledge and help. I highly recommend Attorney James Miller and his firm if you need to file Bankruptcy.
Posted by Marilyn | September 3, 2016
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Marilyn D.
When I came to Miller & Miller, I felt ashamed that I had to file a bankruptcy. But everyone at the firm made me feel comfortable. I would recommend Miller& Miller to anyone who is considering this tough decision.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
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Goes the extra mile!
Attorney James Miller is understanding and knowledgeable. I was very nervous going in to the process, and concerned about my future credit if I filed a case. From start to finish, Attorney Miller had an answer for everything I was worried about. The process was organized and my case was filed quickly. When I called the office with questions, Attorney Miller was available to me but I was also able to things answered by Wendy, Frank, Tim - the staff definitely makes it a point to know what is going on with people's cases which made me feel very calm. I am past my first hearing and looking forward to the credit programs I can use when my case is done. I haven't felt this hopeful in a long time. If you are stuck in debt and don't know how to get out, you can trust Attorney Miller and his staff to show you the way!
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Posted by Barbara Orlando | November 17, 2015
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Wonderful Experience
From start to finish, Frank Patek, Jamie Miller, and Claudia, everyone was very caring and encouraging to me. I am very impressed with the process and my experience here. I was not made to feel ashamed or guilty. As a matter of fact, I feel the best I have ever felt over the last 3 years. I know that financial stability can’t be achieved without first overcoming feelings of grief, shame, and fear. Frank and Jamie certainly made me feel a lot better about filing. I would recommend them to anyone who is having trouble deciding about bankruptcy because they feel horrible about it. Thank you Miller & Miller for a great experience that has made me feel much better about filing and about myself.
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Posted by Debra | May 18, 2015
Kind, Considerate, and Knowledgeable
Everyone I encountered at Miller & Miller during this difficult time treated me with dignity and respect. They were great to work with and always very professional and caring. I was informed in advance of each process in a timely manner. They were available for me if I had questions and provided me with the necessary guidance. The staff provided me with the best customer services throughout my difficult journey. Thanks to all of the staff at Miller & Miller for all that you do.
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Posted by Jason | May 12, 2015
They care about their clients treat them with respect and understand the situation you are in and don't judge you. They work with you from the time you call for information to the end. I would recommend Miller & Miller to anyone. I delt with James Miller and its rare to actually deal with the owner themselfs I shows that the Millers themselves still care for their clients and put in the work and are not just a name on the wall.
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Posted by Jen | May 8, 2015
Chapter 7
After doing some research on the attornies in my area, I consulted with a few before selecting Miller & Miller. They are professional yet friendly. I was always kept informed of documents and information needed. My options for getting my debts resolved were presented, and the pros and cons of each one carefully explained. I wasn't hurried or driven into any plan or option. I definitely appreciated their patience and compassion as my debts were due to medical bills.
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Posted by Jeffrey | April 3, 2014
Incredibly Supportive & Helpful
Mr. Miller and his staff provided me with invaluable guidance and assistance with my finances. Through their help, I was able to remove errors in my credit record, reclaim a great credit score and rectify my financial issues. They saved me time and money by providing me with sound advice and instructions on next steps along the way. Can't thank them enough!
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Posted by Sue | May 27, 2016
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So unprofessional. Twelve plus para legals. No one knows where our case is at. Different numbers. This has been going on over a year. They don't call back. They don't send us information requested. They aren't our advocates. Never would recommend them to anyone. This has been a nightmare!
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Miller & Miller Attorneys at Law
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • Operation Dream
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • LEA (Legal Excellence Award)
  • Automated Business Results
  • 2017


  • Available on
  • The Secrets About Bankruptcy They Don't Want You To Know
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr Miller has created a lovely firm with exactly the right atmosphere of caring and practicality. His sense of what's right for the client informs all of the firm's decisions and policies. I've worked with many lawyers and this experience is among the best."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Miller is a diligent and zealous advocate for his clients. He runs an excellent bankruptcy practice and I wholeheartedly endorse him as an attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jamie is a fine lawyer and has taken an active role in the community since he's been practicing in Milwaukee. I appreciate his desire to make sure his clients always hear from him and stay in touch."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer to Jamie as the "Yoda" of bankruptcy - seriously, this man knows what he's doing! If you live in Wisconsin (any part of it) and you need to file bankruptcy, call Miller & Miller: (414) 277-7742."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Other
"James is a very detail oriented attorney. I would refer friends or family to him if they had any bankruptcy/debt issues. He is a real STAR in his area!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Milwaukee Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer James L. Miller
James L. Miller
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 31 years