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Robert J Miller

Family Attorney at Everett, WA

2.7   12 reviews

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With over 20 years experience in the area of family law, I've established myself as a highly-skilled litigator with an unwavering advocate for my clients. I have ample experience in all areas of family law, particularly complex and high net-worth divorce cases, including property and business valuation, property division, spousal maintenance, parenting plans and custody arrangements, and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

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Licensed for 55 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/25/2022
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/19/2022
State MD
Status Inactive - Retired
Acquired 1967
Updated 07/12/2022

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Brewe Layman
3525 Colby Ave., Ste. 333
P.O. Box 488
Everett, WA, 98201

Reviews

2.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I would highly recommend Robert Miller "Bob" as a Divorce lawyer. He was very professional, yet personable. It was a very difficult and painful divorce to go thru, and having Bob on my side reassuring me and explaining my rights as a wife was extremely helpful. He's calm and polite, but will definitely go to bat for you when needed! He won't let your spouse intimidate or bully you. He'll call them out on their BS and make them be accountable. Bob's paralegal Abby was also extremely helpful. Not only was she kind and caring, but very informative and helped me understand all the terminology of the paperwork and the process of the divorce. They make a great team!
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Posted by Marie | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney!
I retained Robert to represent me in a very difficult and complex marriage dissolution, one that included sensitive and painful child custody issues. Throughout the entire process, Robert showed great compassion and respect, while working very hard as a strong advocate for me and my children. Robert has a calm, professional, and straightforward communication style and is very easy to work with. His responses to my questions were always timely and succinct. His extensive knowledge and understanding of family law matters was very apparent as I watched him use this knowledge to develop effective strategies and responses that were in my best interest. He was extremely good at keeping me updated on my case and providing clear and complete explanations when necessary, something I valued since I am not a legal professional and the legal system can be quite intimidating and confusing. I would not hesitate to choose Robert Miller again and I highly recommend him as a family law attorney.
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Posted by Twanda | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce Attorney
I hired Bob to handle my 30 year dissolution. My first visit was emotionally charged because in my head, I did not have a clue how to dissolve a 30 year marriage. Bob told me to think of the divorce like a business transaction. If I wanted to share every emotional story with him, he would listen but remember he charges by the hour. If I could take the emotions out and look at the divorce as a business transaction, I would fare better. Simple advice...but it made a huge difference. I am very satisfied with my settlement and believe that Bob is worth every penny, and is an example of getting what you pay for. He's aggressively smart and worked hard to make sure that I received my fair share. His paralegal Tanya is also a gem, she understands your plight and is patient and knowledgeable....great team. I would definitely recommend them.
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Posted by Thomas | April 19, 2013
Very helpful
I was very confident in going to court with Bob to finalize a divorce case. He is very high energy and his confidence is catching. We were able to settle before trial actually started but I had every confidence we would have done well either way.
Posted by Brandelyn | April 16, 2011
Protective, diligent, communicative....a great experience.
Bob handled my recent divorce. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Not only did he provide excellent legal representation, he also provided levity, patience and empathy during a very difficult time. He respected my point of view and how I wanted things handled. If he disagreed, he explained his opinions thoroughly but respectfully honored my wishes. I chose not to act for a very long time after retaining him, and when I wrote to apologize, he was clear: "We're working on your timeline, not mine. I'm here for you when you need me, not the other way around." He was never anything but patient and kind and always honest, whether it was something I wanted to hear or not. During my mediation, he was outspoken on my behalf, but more importantly, I felt protected. I felt like I had an intelligent, talented, knowledgeable friend in my corner. I can't imagine how I would've felt without him there. I hope to never need his help again, but if I do, I won't hesitate to call on him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
pick ANY other attorney
It is not like me to write a review about anything let alone a negative one, but I hired this lawyer for a year and a half and spend north of 50K for NOTHING. This attorney told me off the bat that I would retain the same parenting plan I had in place for YEARS before our child custody case. In the end he lost me 5/6 days EACH MONTH with my child AND ALL child support I was entitled to by not doing his job!!! I currently get paid $0/month. And I agree 100% with the reviews who say his paralegal will be doing all the work.
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Posted by Christina | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Save your money! You’ll spend money on his assistant who works hard and then HE does NOTHING with that info!!!
I had a difficult ex, who doesn’t am I right? And Bob assured me I’d be handled properly. His assistant called and emailed all the information properly and knew all about my case. Time for the work with Bob and a mediator, the mediator went back and forth. He knew nothing of our case and Bob sat there doing nothing talking me into accepting things as they were brought to me. Resulting in zero applications of my parenting plan and the child support agreement. He was already paid almost $7000 and I still am going to be paying another couple thousand to get one less week a summer than my ex asked for AND I now pay to send my daughter to another state. He applied zero effort and zero of his assistants work to the meeting and therefore I am in debt every month and my daughter spends almost the entire summer at her fathers. He knew nothing of my case while we were there in mediation and didn’t even pretend to care. I was so scared and shocked and upset after, I’d called his assistant and he was out of the office as per usual, then when I called back I was too upset to speak to him...months later he is suing me to pay him for work he never did. And when I called him about it, he said too bad, you should have spoken up more during mediation. I was physically, mentally and emotionally dealing with a lot of personal issues at the time. And I thought he was on my side. When he was hired he assured me he’d be a fighter and he’d handle it all and wouldn’t let my ex bully me and we weren’t even in the same room. I was looking for a lawyer that knew about how to handle things and he didn’t even know either of our names half the time. I wish I was joking, but if you hire him, you’ll find out for yourself. So...if you choose him after reading this, I hope you get better results. Who knows how long I’ll be paying him off Or when I can even get there and by then, I’m sure the interest will be more than I initially paid him. For someone that specializes in family law, he’s shockingly bad at it. I actually felt like he was secretly working for my ex. I am sure that wasn’t the case, as that’s illegal but that’s truly how bad things were. Best of luck to you regardless. Family splits are the worst!
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Response from Robert Miller January 18, 2018
Brewe Layman is sorry that you had a frustrating legal experience and were concerned to learn of your dissatisfaction. No legal matter is ever pleasant, but we strive to provide our clients with clear and honest discussions regarding your legal matter, even though sometimes it's not what you were hoping to hear. Many of our clients have posted positive reviews (which appear further down this page) and were very happy with both the outcome of their matter, and with our ability to help them through the confusing and emotional process of family law litigation. We would value a discussion with you to determine how and why your experience differed from those who gave us 5 stars.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2010
Disappointing representation
Representation in the courtroom was disinterested, he was just going through the motions but lacked knowledge or concern about my case. The money used for my case was drained very quickly in what should have been a relatively easy case. Unnecessarily expensive for the lack of effort.
Posted by Mahesh | June 22, 2010
Not diligent, indifferent, and ineffective!
I hired Mr. Miller to represent me on my divorce. He did not exhibit an ordinary standard of care in dealing with the proceedings. He was not diligent in reviewing the paperwork and simply copy/pasted my responses. There was no effective representation during mediation where he came unprepared and even appeared disinterested. Many errors occurred during the mediation which he did not catch or rectify in a timely manner that cost me dearly.
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Posted by John | October 1, 2009
Beware and don't waste your money
I trusted Bob Miller in a family law case. I met with him prior to court, and he was very reassuring that it was a simple hearing and that he knew everything about my case he needed to. He did not, said things in court that did not even pertain to my case and were not accurate. Opposing counsel completely railroaded him in what should have been a slam dunk.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2008
Layed back, disorganized, inneffective
Robert handled my divorce, for a while anyway. He lost papers and didn't submit them. He was unable to speak well in court. He did little but take the things I wrote and paste them in the forms.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2007
Sub Par at Best
Mr. Miller was given $15,000 to represent me in a divorce. I completed all declarations and much of the paperwork myself. Mr. Miller only had to file papers and advise. My divorce is still in process (filed in June 2006). I am very dissappointed with the outcome and how I was taken advantage of.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brewe Layman Attorneys At Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldberg & Jones P.L.L.C. Attorneys at Law
  • 2000 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Hans R. Hailey
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of John S. Tara
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Suffolk University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Property case
  • Discovery of significant assets
  • Domestic violence
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Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties
  • Certified Mediator
  • 2017 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"One of the best trial lawyers I know. Fearless, smart, tenacious, a zealous advocacy. With Bob on your side, anything is possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an aggressive and thorough advocate for his clients. I can always expect him to bring his A-game to court."
Family Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a tenacious and knowledgeable attorney. I would recommend him to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Bob as both a valuable employee of my firm as well as a very worthy opposing counsel. His ethics are impeccable and he achieves great results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bob for several years, as both a colleague and opposing counsel. Bob’s work ethic is second to none. Bob has an excellent courtroom presence and is a strong advocate for his client. I often refer clients with pending matters in Snohomish County to Bob – and I do so with confidence!"
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert Miller is an excellent lawyer. I had the honor of working with him while at the same firm and later, have also had him as my opposing counsel. He is a zealous advocate for his clients."
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Everett Family Lawyer Robert J Miller
Robert J Miller
Family Attorney
Everett, WA
Licensed for 55 years