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Matthew Henry Miller

Child custody Attorney at Fullerton, CA

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    Representation has included both heavily contested, and emotional child custody cases, and amicably settled or mediated child custody cases. Significant experience with any and all forms of child custody evaluations.

  2. Family

  3. Alimony
    Representation includes both temporary (pendente lite) and permanent spousal support orders, as well as pre-judgment and post-judgment modifications, and/or terminations of previously issues spousal support orders.

  4. Child support
    Attorney has significant experience with the California guideline child support equation, and the relative impact of changes in the respective inputs on an individual's child support obligation. Experience includes cases concerning continuing child support obligations in cases of special needs and/or disabled adult children.

  5. Divorce and separation
    Significant experience with divorce/dissolution matters. For those clients whose respective needs demand a legal separation as an alternative to dissolution, attorney has experience in legal separation cases involving individuals with personal and/or religious beliefs that prohibit dissolution, elderly or other couples with one or more parties that have pre-existing medical conditions and/or any other reason for choosing to pursue legal separation as an alternative to dissolution.

  6. Domestic violence
    Representation includes, but is not limited to, requests for and defending against requests for domestic violence protective orders stemming from violence between spouses, cohabitant, and/or significant others, as well as children of marital and non-marital relationships.

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The Miller Family Law Group
801 East Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA, 92831


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Posted by Michael | June 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorneys Highly Recommended!
I met with Miller Family Law regarding a Temporary Restraining Order filed against me. After the initial consultation, based on both Matt and Evelin's thoughtful approach I retained the firm. I was impressed by Matt and Evelin's combined knowledge of the process and their ability to develop a defense that was concise, accurate, and thorough, which resulted in a removal of all temporary orders. Their follow up advice since the matter was settled has also been valuable. I could not recommend the Miller Family Law Group any higher. Thanks Matt and Evelin for all your hard work!
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Posted by Bill | October 23, 2015
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Matthew Miller rescued me from greedy divorce attorneys
Have been through the mill with divorce attorneys, five of them and over $100,0000 in legal fees and almost 2 years in court before I found the Miller Family Law Group. Matthew Miller was able to get my case on track, get things in order, utilize the law on behalf of my son to get 2% custody (can you believe?) turned to 46% custody. The Family Law Court is such a dens of thieves with attorneys playing divorce games, threatened restraining orders, filing phony police reports, etc. Matthew Miller turned all this around. No games, just the law. Matthew and Evelina work tirelessly, even in the late hours, and they've had to work with a frustrated dad. Matthew Miller practices law like it should be practiced. He won't throw tomatoes for you. He will just get what needs to be done, done. And out of the six attorneys I've hired, his fees were the most reasonable!
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Posted by Pamela | August 27, 2015
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My First/Only Choice
When I first retained Mr. Miller 8 years ago for my divorce and ugly child custody matter, I was especially concerned with his youthful, boy-next-door appearance. I wasn't sure he would be tough enough for the battlefield. I quickly learned Matthew is more than capable. Not only does he know the law, but he understands the politics and procedures of how these things work. He knew when to sit back and when to stand up. His advice to me was spot-on and results were even better than I expected. Several years later when I needed his services again, he again did a fantastic job for me and my family. Together with his wife/partner Evelina, the Miller Family Law Group has been nothing but professional and effective. They've both always been accessible and totally available whenever I've had questions and have explained every process to me fully and respectfully. Most importantly, I completely trust Matthew. He has represented me, advised me and fought for me. These types of matters are so difficult and emotional you need someone who is looking out for your best interests. It's been many years but I continue to be immensely grateful for Mr. Miller's service. I highly recommend Matthew Miller as a family law attorney.
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Posted by Anita | July 28, 2015
I was referred to an attorneys office by a co-worker. Instead of getting an appointment with the head of the law firm, I was given an appointment with Matt. I am so glad that I was able to retain him. His fee was $100 less an hour than the others in the firm which was wonderful. He was extremely patient with me due to the fact my divorce took six years I(2009- 2015) to complete. My husband hand many issues to overcome before we could move forward. Never was I made to feel that I was a burden for them to carry because of the time involved in finalizing my divorce. He and his wife Evelina were both kind and professional at all times. I would not hesitate to use them again or would highly recommend them to anyone I know that was in need of an honest attorney.
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Posted by Frank - Aliso Viejo, CA | July 28, 2015
Best kept secret in Southern CA.
The Miller Family Law Group is the best kept secret in Southern CA. If you are looking for highly experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated attorney's that will fight for you and get you results, then you need to hire Matt and Evelina Miller to represent you. From the moment I met with Matt I could see that he understood family law very well. Matt was well spoken, very intelligent and carried himself in a way that I new would be effective in a court room. Before working with The Miller Family Law Group I had hired 2 other top Orange County attorneys that just didn't get me the results that I was looking for. After 4 years the Miller Family Law firm was referred to me. In the court room Matt takes control. He is a fantastic litigator and because he knows the law so well and prepares so well for court/trial Judges listen to him. He is confident, direct and to the point. Evelina and Matt work very well as a team. They are very prompt to get information, calls or emails back as quickly as possible. Both are highly experienced attorneys so you always have the confidence that you are getting the best legal advise. The Miller Family Law Group got me the results I was looking for and they will for you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2015
True Blessing
I was referred to Matthew and Evelina Miller by my aunt who had their help with her divorce. Needless to say that the custody battle I was going to be dealing with for my child was traumatic enough I was scared of what could have happened had I not had the RIGHT people on the case. I was contacted on a Friday afternoon that I was to appear in court that following Monday. I had no idea where I was going to find anyone to represent me on a Friday afternoon for a case on Monday morning. I had called the office of the Miller Family Law Group and spoke with Evelina who meet with me immediately and later had met Matthew. Both were attentive and explained to me the good and bad that could happen. They prepared me with examples of other cases that were similar to mine. The entire process was obviously overwhelming, especially when it comes to children being involved, but they handled my case with a lot of care and concern. I never once not had communication with them. They have always responded to all emails and calls, and have given me the information that I needed. They stayed after hours to help me with this issue and worked diligently to get all the paperwork done for Monday. Their work ethic and professionalism is unlike others I have met practicing family law. I had been represented by this group since 2011 and have referred other friends to them because they are not just good at what they do, but are considerate, care for their clients, follow-up even after the case is over just to check-in and make sure things are still good. My daughter (who was a baby when everything first happened) loves them. She knows that they have always helped mommy with any issues that may still come up. I to this day still refer anyone that may need any help with any issues regarding family law. I can still shoot them an email if I have any questions and will get a response by the end of that business day. They continue to be supportive and attentive to all of their clients past or present.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
Great communication, effective negotiation
Matthew has always been professional, thoroughly informing me of all my legal options including pros and cons of each. He communicates clearly and quickly, and effectively manages opposing counsel both in negotiation and in keeping things on schedule. He works well over email and phone, and face to face consultation was rarely necessary. He was able to settle all matters in a very volatile case without any litigation. I highly recommend Matthew as an attorney and advisor.
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Posted by Anastasia | July 22, 2015
Knowledgable and Supportive
Matthew was not only very knowledgeable, he was supportive, trustworthy and very responsive. If I needed clarification on the legal ins and outs of my divorce, he was always there to clearly explain things until I completely understood. Matthew helped keep me calm in some very stressful situations and I believe he had my best interests at heart when negotiating on my behalf. I have and will continue to refer friends and family to Matthew and Evelina.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2015
Quite disapointed
Matt Miller and his wife/partner Evalina were used for my divorce/ child custody case. Horrific service. Promised the world and delivered nothing. Had to fight with him on every issue. Including the dividing of the assets, his lack of work, and his lack of ever returning my phone call or email personally and sending me to his wife to answer questions. A few times his wife told me to do specific things, and then he said "I don't know why you did that"..... Well, because "Evelina told me to do that, or I wouldn't have done that." Nothing was ever divided in my case as the property issue kept getting kicked down to a later date meaning more money for him for each appearance and filing. He wanted me to accept much less because that's what opposing council wanted and he never wanted to fight for my case and argue. I had to do my own work on it and got no where trying to negotiate with my ex who is impossible. Lost a good amount of time, sanity, and money dealing with issues. Mr Miller has a temper. He got upset with me and talked down to me, when we didn't see eye to eye. But what does he expect when it's your money he is losing in court. He charged me for everything. Even issues that were because of his own doing or lack of handling them in court. We then would have to go back again to court and charge me more money. He even refused to do any additional work in the middle of a horrible child custody trial, unless I gave him additional funds leaving. This left me in a horrible bind and the anxiety of possibly losing my children. During a custody trial, he did a poor job in court and did not argue well. He would make his argument, let opposing counsel question, and then say "no further questions." He never called out my ex during cross examined when clearly, he was lying and we had solid substantial evidence /proof of it. He did not object when he should have. His arguments were weak and he did not drive in the issues at hand. He was reactionary which left us always on the defensive. In the end, he wanted to charge me for my file. This was after I lost custody of my children. He was so quick to tell me I needed to pay for the services (or lack there of) or I would be charged interest and that they would come after me. They have continued to harass me with bills and nasty emails.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Miller Family Law Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dorothy L. Carfrae
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Keller Rackauckas LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund
  • 2005 - 2005
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  • Western State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctrine
  • 2007
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelors of Science
  • 2004


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Beta Epsilon Chapter, Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • 2001 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • Western State University College of Law
  • 2006


  • Western State University Law Review
  • The Silent Abuser: California's Promotion of Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
  • 2007
  • Western State University Law Review
  • Year In Review: People v. Smith 37 Cal.4th 733 (1996)
  • 2007
  • Western State University Law Review
  • Year In Review: People v. Partida 37 Cal.4th 428 (2006)
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miller is a highly respected member of the bar. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Miller is very ethical and compassionate in practicing law. He's diligent, and understanding in representing his clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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