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Justi Rae Miller

Litigation Attorney at Bloomington, IL

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Justi Rae Miller, a SuperLawyer, has a general business litigation practice focus in business and employment law. She represents corporations in business matters advising and litigating antitrust, business tort, tort, contract/breach of contract, FCRA, FDCPA, trademark and patent disputes. She also represents corporations in employment law handling internal investigations, discrimination, termination/severance, contracts, drug testing, noncompete, IP/confidential material, and wage/hour claims. Previously, she worked with 15+ federal agencies regarding EEO issues as an investigator, counselor, mediator and FAD writer for 8 years.


As a former D-I college athlete (University of Illinois) and coach (University of Colorado), she has a niche practice representing NCAA D-I basketball, volleyball & hockey coaches in contract negotiations, NCAA hearings, and termination proceedings.


Miller currently serves as Vice Chair and Board Director for the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), an organization for in house counsel approved AV+ preeminent rated law firms that represent Fortune 500 and their equivalent companies and public entities. 

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Licensed for 29 years
State IL
Status Active and Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/06/2023
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/24/2023
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 02/13/2012
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/01/2023
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1993
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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State Farm Insurance Company
Corporate Legal Department
One State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL, 61704


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Posted by Linda H. Joseph, Esq. | February 17, 2015
Review of Justi Rae Miller
As a trial lawyer from New York with over 30 years of experience, I can say with confidence that Justi Rae Miller is an outstanding attorney and litigator and that I would hire her to defend my own financial interests. She is thoughtful, creative, aggressive and well spoken. She also is reliable--someone you can depend upon to get the job done and to achieve the goals set. Linda Joseph
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Posted by Jim | February 12, 2015
Dedicated, Competent, Industrious, Creative, and Practical Litigator and Counselor
I've worked with Justi over the past two years on complex matters, and she has proven to be a wealth of knowledge as to Minnesota Federal and State judges, local practitioners and local practices. She is a dedicated advocate who seeks creative and practical solutions for various litigation matters. I highly recommend her to any person or business seeking counsel.
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Posted by Tamany | February 12, 2015
Local counsel
Justi served as our local counsel in a large patent dispute. She was an invaluable resource for all areas of the case and helped us establish credibility in the courtroom through several significant disputes with opposing counsel.
Posted by Barrett | February 12, 2015
review of Justi Miller
Justi is a superb lawyer and professional...but that is not in my mind what sets her apart...its her understanding of our business that is critical. Also there is a lot of complex IP involved and an unusual ownership structure to manage. Her combined legal / business advice has been critical to our success.


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Work Experience

  • Corporate Counsel
  • State Farm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Berens & Miller
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Law Office of Justi Rae Miller
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Head Golf Coach
  • University of Colorado
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Law Office of JK Marshall
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Jackson Walker, LLC v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
  • Success on Summary Judgment.
  • Uhr v. Responsible Hospitality Institute, Inc.
  • Dismissed on Motion to Dismiss
  • Dr. Donald Pierce and Sandia Technologies, Inc. v. Core Wafer Systems, Inc.
  • Success on Motion to Dismiss
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  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Communications Committee Co-Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Vice Chair - NAMWOLF Board
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Board Member - NAMWOLF Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • National Development Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Labor & Employment Law Practice Area Committee Co-chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Annual Meeting Co-Chair
  • 2013 - 2013
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Newsletter Editor
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Minnesota Bar Association Diversity Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member - Douglas K. Amdahl Chapter
  • 2008 - 2012
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member - Earl Warren Chapter
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Thomas Homan Law Society
  • Newsletter Editor
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Website Committee Chair
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Director
  • 1999 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Law Firm of the Year
  • 2014
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 2001
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  • WBCA Online Magazine
  • Negotiation
  • 2011
  • WBCA Online Magazine
  • Employment Law Primer for Hiring Assistant Coaches/Staff
  • 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Unmarried Couples Task Force Report, Labor and Employment Subcommittee Chapter
  • 2009
  • WBCA Online Magazine
  • Coaching Contracts: How to Avoid Becoming the Highest Paid Janitor at Your University
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • West Legal Ed Center
  • We’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe, Baby: Key Title IX Cases Shaping American Society and The Good, Bad and Ugly of Title IX from the Front Lines
  • 2012
  • Sterling Education Services CLE Minneapolis
  • Health Care Reform: Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • 2011
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Annual Meeting
  • Tweet this, Social Media and Employment Issues
  • 2011
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms Annual Meeting
  • Social Media, Electronic Discovery and Litigation
  • 2010
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Bloomington Litigation Lawyer Justi Rae Miller
Justi Rae Miller
Litigation Attorney
Bloomington, IL
Licensed for 29 years