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Paul Rudolph Miller

Estate planning Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About the Law Office of Paul Miller
I opened the Law Office of Paul Miller in 2003, with the unwavering goal of providing cost-effective, compassionate, and conscientious legal services, while focusing on estate planning, bankruptcy, and general civil law.

I've had the privilege to have helped hundreds of individuals, couples, and families create estate plans that provide them with a true sense of comfort and security.  I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with my sister, Sheila Miller, who is also an estate planning attorney.  

I look forward to meeting with you for a free, no-obligation initial consultation to see how I can help you.
About me


I graduated in 2002 with honors from Empire College School of Law in Santa Rosa, after which I opened my law office, working largely as a contract attorney for other local, esteemed attorneys.  During that time, I learned a great deal about estate planning and finely honed my skills as an attorney.  I pride myself in continually learning about the latest developments in the legal field, and providing my clients with cost-effective, highly professional legal services.  I always strive to learn the latest in estate planning and tax law, and to that end, I earned my Masters in Tax at Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 2016.

I pride myself in being involved with my community.  I'm actively involved with Rebuilding Together and other local charitable organizations.  I'm blessed to be kept busy with two wonderful young sons, a dog, and backyard chickens


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Law Office of Paul Miller
703 Second Street, Suite 414
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404


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Posted by Ellie | December 23, 2016
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Paul Miller
Paul was exceedingly helpful in writing trusts and wills for me and for my sister. He made himself available several times when we needed his expertise on short notice. He is skillful in his craft and a warm caring individual. I would give him six stars if I could.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2016
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Responsive, affordable, and knowledgable estate planning attorney
Paul helped me and my family with our estate plans. He met us at our home, which was really convenient. He took the time to explain the process, and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend Paul!
Posted by Becky Shirley | August 6, 2016
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Genuine Professional
Paul is ethical, knowledgable, compassionate, and thorough. He helped me through the will and trust process, as well as skillfully working with the co-owners of my property in changing our title to tenants-in-common. Paul's patience, communication skills, and sense of humor made this essential task bearable. I wish he could be my dentist too!
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2014
Informative, cost-effective, and down to earth estate planning attorney - 5 STARS!
Paul helped my wife and I with our estate plan, and he did a fantastic job of explaining the estate planning process and making the process easy to understand. He met with us at our home (which was very convenient), and he didn't have any hidden fees associated with his flat-fee estate planning fee -- what he quoted is what we paid (and it was very reasonable, by the way.) He responded promptly to our questions and concerns when we contacted him, which was reassuring. We would highly recommend Paul to all of our friends who need estate planning work done.
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Posted by Tom | December 5, 2013
Highly Recommend Paul Miller
Mr. Miller recently helped my wife and me establish our estate plan. Paul did an excellent job of educating and counselling us throughout the entire process. He patiently took the time to understand our situation, needs and desires, promptly answered all our questions, and effectively kept the process moving forward. Paul was personable, professional and a joy to work with. We feel quite lucky to have found him for our estate planning. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by Sheila | May 30, 2013
Estate planning and property transfer advice
Paul helped my family and me with estate planning and transfer of property. He explained things clearly and made something that is complicated understandable to us. He is patient and clear and low pressure. It was relief to get a handle on these issues. Paul educated me and counseled me so that I could make informed decisions and do the best I can for my family.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2013
Effective, trustworthy bankruptcy representation
I had mounting bills, and I decided to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Mr. Miller explained the process clearly, and lead me through the whole process. He met with me numerous times to go over my bankruptcy petition, and when my court hearing came up, my petition flew through without a hitch (which I can't say for other attorney's bankruptcy clients!) Mr. Miller did a great job and I would highly recommend him
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Posted by Angela | July 26, 2012
Thorough, professional legal services!
We were so lucky to have Paul set up our estate plan. He worked quickly and was very helpful in explaining every decision we were making. He goes above and beyond being very thorough to make sure everything is in its right order. We highly recommend the Law Office Of Paul Miller and look forward to doing business with him in the future.
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Posted by Alice | July 13, 2010
Courteous, caring, & competent attorney! Highly recommended!
Mr. Miller helped me create a comprehensive new estate plan. He met with me at my home (working around my schedule), and explained the estate planning process and documents to me. He was caring. He charged me a very reasonable flat fee, which was much lower than other Bay Area attorneys. I felt comfortable working with him, and I'd highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Director of Legal Services
  • Council on Aging
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Paul Miller
  • 2003 - Present


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2016
  • Empire Coll SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Univ of California Davis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate of $2,500,000 estate
  • Mediation


  • Rebuilding Together Santa Rosa
  • House co-captain
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, New Attorney's Section
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Witkin Award for Excellence in Contract Law
  • Witkin
  • 2000


  • Estate Planning and Administration- The Complete Guide
  • Estate Planning and Administration- The Complete Guide
  • 2016
  • Probate Boot Camp: How to Conduct a Probate
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • 2014
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning and Administration- The Complete Guide
  • Estate Planning and Administration- The Complete Guide
  • 2016
  • Guest speaker for "Analysis and Insight on the California Bar Exam" class
  • How to Prepare for and Pass the California Bar exam
  • 2015
  • Defending the Defenseless
  • Defending the Defenseless - Elder Abuse Workshop
  • 2015
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Psych 56
  • Estate Planning / Aging, Dying & Death
  • 2014
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • Probate Boot Camp
  • 2014
  • National Business Institute presentation
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Estate planning Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul and Sheila provided excellent service to a client I referred to them. This client had some very challenging circumstances, and Paul's office was able to rush in and help them. This was an enormous support to the client and the family. Prompt, very professional, and cost-effective for these people."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul’s law practice consists of all aspects of estate planning and he has had the great experience of working as an estate planning attorney at the Council on Aging Services for Seniors. Paul has the ability to explain complicated situation in easy to understand language—making decisions easy for his client. He also has a sincere passion for helping his clients achieve their estate planning goals with peace of mind. That is why I send all of my clients to Paul for their estate planning needs. I whole-heartedly endorse Paul for his exceptional work."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul serves his clients in planning one of the most important aspects of their lives. A dedicated and resourceful attorney, he brings considerable expertise and strong advocacy to bear in every representation. His professionalism and integrity is second to none. Paul is a credit to the legal profession and I am proud to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miller is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Miller and I practice in some of the same areas of law, so I have had the opportunity to review many of his answers to Avvo questions. I have found his answers to be legally sound and he invariably offers helpful and practical advice. I am happy to endorse Paul and his services. James Frederick"
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been reviewing Mr. Miller's responses for sometime now and find that he has a good command of the trust, estate, and probate field. He is insightful and helpful. I would recommend him to any clients of mine needing assistance in the Santa Rosa area."
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Santa Rosa Estate planning Lawyer Paul Rudolph Miller
Paul Rudolph Miller
Estate planning Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 21 years
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