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Thomas Edw. Miller

About Thomas Miller

About me

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.