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Thomas E. Miller has been a distinguished construction defect attorney for over 35 years. During his first eight years of practice he represented developers and their insurance companies. Since 1981, Miller has exclusively represented homeowners and associations in construction defects claims. A nationally recognized expert and pioneer in his field, he has recovered over $500 million for his association clients including 100 settlements and verdicts over $1 million. Miller is AV rated (highest possible rating in both legal quality and ethical standards) by Martindale-Hubbell and has been voted by his peers a “Super Lawyer” in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.


Mr. Miller is co-author of the definitive handbook on the subject, “ Home and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction.” He is also the author of the only legal textbook and treatise of the subject, “California Construction Defect Litigation: Residential and Commercial (1986 & 1993), which has been sited by several Courts, and “ Handling Construction Defect Claims: Western States (3rd edition, 1999; annual supplement 2009-10). Miller is the author and instructor if several university extension courses specifically tailored to educate association managers and homeowner association boards.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 34%
  2. Insurance: 33%
  3. Residential Real Estate: 33%

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235 Montgomery Street, Ste 425
San Francisco, CA, 94104


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers of CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer of CaiforniaSuper Lawyers2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyers of CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyers of CaliforniaSuper Lawyers2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Association of Community ManagersN/A1981 - Present
Community Associations InstituteN/A1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1981 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1981 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Seven Locks PressHome and Condo Defects: A Consumer Guide to Faulty Construction2001
Aspen Law & BusinessHandling Construction Defect Claims: Western States (Third Edition)1999
Aspen Law & BusinessCalifornia Construction Defect Litigation: Residential and Commercial1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
California State University, Long BeachN/AOther - BachelorsN/A