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Jennifer Miller

Divorce and separation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   47 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 8 years
    Washington - WA 22 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

At Miller Law, we are committed to making a difference in the areas of family law, especially where allegations of domestic violence or protection orders impact parenting plans, and criminal law.  

I have tried over 150 class A and B felony cases. I have mediated and tried countless family law issues. I am in court weekly.  I know the commissioners and judges in King, Snohomish and Pierce County. Having seen how hard divorce is on children first hand I was inspired to be a catalyst for change in this area, making sure the needs of children are focused on.  Without a thoughtful plan in place, children can be emotionally scarred by the divorce process.  

As prosecutor of over a decade, I know how the legal system and trials work. I teach trial advocacy part time at University of Washington law school.  I know how to fight in the court room.  There is <nothing> I love more than trial.  I have a proven track record of results. That being said, my goal is always to avoid conflict and court when possible. But, if necessary, I'm willing and able to have a hard battle in court.

I believe we have a duty to improve our community, making a difference in whatever way we are best able, which is why I became an attorney. Whether your needs are with a family law issue or finding an attorney who will fight hard for your loved one accused of a crime, Miller Law can help. 

Location

Miller Law Group, LLC
2916 NE 55th Street
Seattle, WA, 98105
Miller Law Group, LLC
2250 NW Flanders St.
Suite 112
Portland, OR, 97210
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2024
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True Advocate
Jennifer is very professional and persistent. She follows through on the proposed strategy while setting realistic expectations and she is an advocate for her clients.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2023
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Thank you!
I retained Jennifer Miller to represent me in a civil suit, and am so glad I did. Throughout a year long, very frustrating and extremely traumatic process, Ms. Miller was the light at the end of every tunnel; Jennifer is honest, transparent, and realistic but also extremely compassionate and genuine. Ms. Miller and her team at Miller Law Group worked with my co defendant and I at every turn to ensure we were represented at the very highest level, they were extremely well prepared, and Jennifer can see right through the BS and has the ability and experience to shut it down. Thank you to the entire team for representing us so well, thank you for your kindness, and thank you for seeing us through to the end. Thank you for being real people and meeting us where we were, thank you for defending our reputations. Thank you.
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Posted by Dave | June 11, 2023
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Powerful Advocate for a Father and Daughter
I was in a truly hopeless situation before I was referred to Ms. Miller by a coworker. My daughter was in a terrible, volatile environment with a mentally unstable mother who was failing to perform basic motherly duties. I felt powerless to the situation. Jennifer was immediately encouraging from our first phone call, and jumped on getting the necessary papers filed for emergency custody. She worked with me and my family to get my daughter permanently out of the situation and living with me. She was able to articulate the situation to the judge perfectly, as well as work with the judge to formulate a parenting plan that includes not only protections for my daughters wellbeing as she grows and is allowed more time with her mother, but also allows me, as the custodial parent, to monitor her mothers mental state. The plan requires regular updates to the court and to me about her mental health treatment, and protects my daughter if things take a bad turn in that regard. My daughter is thriving and happy today with a healthy routine, and none of this would’ve been possible without Jennifer’s extensive knowledge of the WA State legal system. I always felt like I was being taken care of with Ms. Miller. She is a powerful force for justice and was excellent at explaining the process as time went on. She kept me updated throughout, but did a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes filing papers and drafting documents for the case. She always made herself available if I had questions about the case, and gave me great advice on how to address certain situations with my daughter’s mother as they presented themselves. I will forever be grateful to Jennifer for everything she’s done for me and my little girl. Her can-do attitude is infectious, and her vast knowledge of the legal system put me at ease during the most difficult time in my life.
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Posted by Chris | May 18, 2023
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Jennifer Miller Recommendation
Jennifer and her staff were amazing. Very professional and organized. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Roger | January 29, 2023
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Falsely Accused
I am grateful for working with Jennifer on my court cases. I had no prior experience being in my situation (falsely accused of domestic violence and endangering my children), and I was clueless on what to do. Jennifer walked me through the journey, the length of time and documentation I should gather. The process did indeed take a long time, and we did so during COVID’s pandemic. She represented me building up my criminal defense case, and resulted in the DA offering a reasonable plea. I chose to plead “No Contest” to avoid a lengthy and dramatic trial. In my case, I felt all we had was my story and their story. She represented me in my civil case against my wrongful accusation, and we proved to the judge that the other party was at fault. Jennifer negotiated with the other party so that I could have primary custody of my kids. It took over 11 months before I could have my children again, but we remained steady and determined. I would highly recommend working with Jennifer to anyone wanting honest and fair representation on their side.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2022
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Very fair, objective and credible.
Having endured the most difficult two years of my life, and as I slowly emerge to normalcy, I am grateful I chose to have Jennifer in my corner. She made sense of an absurdly complicated and bizarre set of allegations that put me in the “Kafka trap” – and from day one assured me “we'll get through this. Trust me.” I did and she was right. She also masterfully picked apart ambiguous elements of the opposing council, as well as a dethroned/terminated key player in the process whom reared their head in the trial. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Jessica | December 7, 2021
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SHE DOES IT ALL!
Jennifer has helped me in a previous divorce and has assisted family members battling felony charges. She is aggressive, efficient, personable, witty and extremely professional. Look no further, the winning ticket is right here! Thank you Jennifer for all of your help, we appreciate you!
Posted by Michael | November 30, 2021
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WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN!!!!
Jennifer has represented me a handful of times between 2018 to date. On a few occasions My wife had levied some very dangerous and hurtful allegations seeking a NCO for her and the kids in family court as part of our impending divorce cases. Jennifer defended me professionally and aggressively beating the NCO requests and ultimately getting me full custody of my children. I am so grateful to have my kids every day and it is all thanks to Jennifer. Divorce and family law matters are difficult and emotional situations. It’s easy to make bad decisions following your heart. My experience was every time I followed Jennifer’s advice and instructions we won. If you are looking for Family Law representation you have found the very best with Jennifer Miller.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
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Ideal outcome for a difficult filing
Jennifer and her team handled what I believe anyone would characterize as a 'difficult divorce' quite well. My spouse had a NCO against me, I hadn't seen my child in months, and the circumstances surrounding the separation were very challenging for Jennifer. In spite of all this, I am happy to say she was able to secure a parenting and financial arrangement that was downright fair from my point of view. All this during a pandemic, with court system that was closed, and a combative opposition. I would highly recommend her services for marriage dissolutions of all shapes and sizes. Look no further!
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Posted by FR | May 6, 2021
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Sharp, efficient, and in your corner
Jenn took over my case that was stalled and at an impasse due to an ongoing volley of over-lawyering by my previous attorney and opposing that resulted in needless billable hours that never seemed to find a path toward resolution. After a covid delay, I hired Jenn who used her time efficiently and effectively to familiarize and expedite the case to mediation and prep for trial. Though this rather simple case should never should have gone to court, Jenn shined as a bonafide litigator resulting in a positive outcome at trial. I will be forever grateful for her and her awesome paralegal MaryBeth.
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Posted by Luke | January 14, 2021
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Family Law Attorney
Jennifer is a excellent attorney who is very skilled and responsive. I could not be more pleased with the work and support she provided.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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Thank You Jennifer!
I would like to thank Miller Law Group for helping me with my recent divorce. Jennifer is ALWAYS there to help when needed and provided wise advice when it counted. She was able to get me a wonderful settlement with her great negotiating skills. Her no compromise approach to her clients is a breath of fresh air when going through this difficult process. If you have a little patience and follow her advice, you will come out a happy customer.
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Posted by Jim | November 22, 2019
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Glad I went with Jenn...
When I was searching for a divorce attorney, I spent a lot of time on Avvo and other sites reading reviews. I whittled my list down to my top 3, had consultations with them all, and ultimately selected Jenn because it was clear that she is all-in for her clients. She did a great formulating a strategy and negotiating with opposing council and in mediation to ensure a fair settlement. I strongly recommend Jenn to anyone in need of an excellent defense attorney.
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Posted by Robert | September 20, 2019
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Your search for an awesome attorney is over!!!
Words can't even describe what Ms. Miller did for me. Out of 100% of the things I asked for, she got me 99%. It just doesn't get any better than that. She is a true professional in the courtroom, she works efficiently and gets the job done. She covered all of the details of all of my concerns and I couldn't have found a better attorney to represent me in my child custody case. Keep up the exceptional work, you are a rock star. I would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with a family law matter.
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Posted by Dan | July 8, 2019
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Courtroom Tested. Client Approved
When I was looking for a divorce attorney I hired “The Pitbull” Attorney Jennifer Miller to fight for my parental rights. Attorney Miller was resilient, courageous and results driven for the future of reuniting me with my daughter. The opposing council was unethical, making this an extremely contentious child custody battle. Attorney Miller professionally rip apart the opposing council on more than one occasion and stood strong when my daughter of special needs was taken across multiple state borders without proper medical attention anywhere near. But it did not stop here…This is just one example. Attorney Miller is very patient and made time to answer all my worried questions. If you are looking for the best Family Law attorney in Seattle? I nominate Attorney Jennifer Miller!
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2019
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Knowledgeable and personable
I had received 3 varying opinions about how to relocate outside my children's school district and it was clear with her experience dealing with these issues that I would be safe. It has given me peace of mind to have Jennifer in my court.
Posted by Ashley | April 19, 2019
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Complicated family law case(s)
Jennifer has been and is still currently playing a vital role in helping me, and my family stay safe and cared for since 2015. Jennifer was recommended to me via a high profile Seattle based attorney, that did not have the “time to take on new clients”. Jennifer was immediately responsive to my phone call and complicated background. She listened. She made me feel reassured. She made me feel that I could trust her with my child’s well being, physical/mental safety and mine. She is an attorney who is transparent from the beginning and sets all expectations on the table. She does not promise to produce perfect results or give me anything outside the realm of what is within her legal ability to give. My family law case extends more than 10 years. My original attorney was unresponsive to my pleas for help so I cannot say enough about Jennifer as a person. She has met with me in the early mornings when I’ve had problems. She has met with me in the middle of the night when points in my life were critical. I have had several emergencies take place that were unrelated to my case and she did not hesitate to say that she couldn’t be there for me. She makes herself available. This to me says volumes about her as a human and as an attorney. In 2017 my husband and I needed her assistance again. This time for my husband’s first born child. The case involved parental neglect and needed immediate attention. She made time in her already busy schedule to meet with him, and again take a new client. My husband’s case produced a result of full parental custody with a safe environment for our children. Jennifer has gone above and beyond for him as well and still continues to assist us to this day. Jennifer is an attorney that my husband and I will recommend to anyone that is looking for help. If you need help please, ask Jennifer. She is a kind hearted beautiful human. She is an amazing attorney. She genuinely cares for you. She is real. She practices what she preaches.
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Posted by Robert | November 21, 2018
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A Compassionate Pitbull
Jennifer is extraordinary! In a highly contentious divorce she helped me to reach a settlement beyond my expectations *and* restored my sense of humor, at a time when nothing was funny. She is compassionate, caring and a phenomenal advocate. I could not recommend her counsel any more highly. Like Share
Posted by MaryBeth | November 21, 2018
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A bulldog who will fight for you
Jennifer assumed my case from my previous counsel and saved my case. Literally. She took on a mess from work he hadn't done in 2 years and she wrapped up my case in 8 months and it only took her that long because opposing counsel was a nightmare that literally would not respond to emails or calls. She is extremely intelligent, diligent and will fiercely and relentlessly fight on your behalf. Additionally, she is extremely empathetic and kind with her clients. Jennifer 1000% saved my case, saved me tons of money and, saved me from being found in contempt. When everything hit the fan and I was full of fear, I was so glad I had her representing me and knew she wouldn't let me down. I have no idea what I would have done if I wouldn't have found her. A true god send in the most stressful time of my life.
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Posted by Kim | April 8, 2018
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Trusted Advisor
I highly recommend Jennifer Miller. She helped me navigate my way through a very difficult divorce with excellent legal advise and service. She is very knowledgeable, reasonable and compassionate. Her guidance was invaluable and enjoyable to work with.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Miller Law Group LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • various courts
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Senior Assistant City Attorney
  • Seattle City Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Marion County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2001
  • lobbyist, executive assistant
  • Western Advocates
  • 1997 - 2001
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Education

  • Willamette College of Law
  • JD
  • 2001
  • Atkinson School of Business at Willamette University
  • MBA
  • 2001
  • Willamette University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v Phonsavanh Phongmanivan
  • Defendant was convicted as charged.

Associations

  • King County Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal Information and Referral Clinic Committee
  • volunteer at the Spanish Legal Clinic
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 1998 - 2012
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1994 - 1998

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • President's Service Award
  • President of United States
  • 2015
  • Young Alumni Leadership Award
  • Willamette University
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • University Washington Law School
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2023
  • Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2013
  • Seattle University Law School class
  • A Life in the Day of a Prosecutor
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
Endorse Jennifer
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an exceptional lawyer. She has taken her extensive criminal prosecution background and turned it into a successful family law and criminal defense practice. Jennifer truly cares about her clients, going above and beyond to represent them. She is extremely knowledgeable, and I never hesitate to refer clients to her. I highly recommend Jennifer Miller."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer and I handled a complicated and emotionally charged case together. She was professional, level headed and extremely capable. I highly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Solid lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is one of those attorneys that I look forward to working with. She is hard working, practical and very dedicated to her clients and their needs. I whole heartedly endorse Jennifer as an exceptional family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is everything you want in an attorney; she is brilliant, meticulous, compassionate and personable. Jennifer's many years of litigation experience have equipped her with a unique set of skills with which to approach the complex family law, criminal law, and business law matters that she handles. I have consulted with Jennifer on occasions where my cases have such crossover issues. I wholeheartedly endorse Jennifer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Miller since her days as a prosecutor. She is an excellent attorney and strong advocate for her clients. I give her my highest endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I tried many cases against Jennifer when I was a public defender with The Defender Association and she was with the King County Prosecutor's Office. I found her to be highly professional, fair-minded, and a formidable adversary in the courtroom (full disclosure--I lost more cases against Jennifer than I won). She had a keen sense for the strengths and weaknesses of her cases and a talent for weeding out the cases she saw were appropriate for negotiation and taking to trial the cases that demanded a stiffer punishment. It is my pleasure to endorse Jennifer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Miller is an extremely skilled trial lawyer. Working with her in my years as a DPA, I was continually impressed with her skill, work ethic, and commitment to justice. Her preparation and commitment to knowing the details of the law are also exceptional. I endorse her in any litigation context without hesitation."
Government Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I attended law school with Jenn and worked with her at the prosecutor's office. It's obvious that Jenn cares deeply about the citizens she represents and works extremely hard every day to help hold people criminally accountable for their conduct. Her service to our community is much appreciated."
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