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David Daniel Miller

About me

David has over 35 years of experience, primarily representing plaintiffs in the areas of civil litigation and medical malpractice. He is a board-certified civil trial specialist through the National Board of Trial Advocacy  and has served as a faculty instructor for that organization. Super Lawyers has  recognized David in their annual publication of top attorneys in San Diego in the area of medical malpractice. He is also a fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America.


In 1968, David became Ranger qualified. He was on active duty  in the United States Marine Corps as a platoon and company commander from 1968 to 1972, serving in the Republic of Vietnam in Southeast Asia in 1969.  He spent 27 years in the Marine Corps Reserve, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 100%
    39 years

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  • Robert Wallace Frank

    I endorse this lawyer. David is very direct, up front and professional in handling his cases. He evaluates them well and efficiently handles them. I have had many cases over 36yrs of practice with David representing clients who have sued my clients. His presence on the other side is always welcome because of how he handles cases with integrity and insight from his years of experience. A true warrior for patients.


    Robert Frank Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Miller & James, LLP

2550 5th Ave, Suite 710
San Diego, CA, 92103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Attorneys of AmericaBest Attorneys of America2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
San Diego Super LawyerSan Diego Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMiller & James, LLP2007 - Present
Managing PartnerMiller, King & James2004 - 2007
Managing PartnerDavid D. Miller & Associates1988 - 2004
Managing PartnerMiller, Lima & Olmstead1980 - 1988
Managing PartnerMiller & Dilman1977 - 1980
AssociateHetter, Glick & Haviland1975 - 1977
Lieutenant ColonelMarine Corps1968 - 1972
Ranger QualifiedMarine Corps1968 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyLecturer and Insrtuctor1986 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1975 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellowN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of California - Santa BarbaraHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1968