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I have limited my practice of law to primarily personal injury matters over the last 30 years, and I have successfully resolved thousands of claims for people like you. These claims range from very modest injuries, to tragic injuries and death with recoveries of millions of dollars. I work on a contingent fee, and pay all costs out of my pocket, so you won't have to spend money up front to have the best representation. There is never any charge for a telephone, or in person consultation.


I was born in 1957, live and work in Gig Harbor, Washington. I suffered a neck injury in a high speed rear end car crash when I was 25 right out of law school. I settled that case with the insurance company without representation for a very small amount of money. I saw a doctor who did not take x-rays of my neck and he sent me to physical therapy. I found out 15 years later that I had broken my neck, and after that had disc herniations, and bilateral nerve root amputation. I have personally tried the majority of treatment modalities, with the exception of surgery. A three level cervical fusion was recommended over 14 years ago.


I have dedicated my career to make sure my clients don't make the same mistakes I made over 30 years ago. Getting the proper medical treatment is critical to your recovery, and the value of your claim. Having a knowledgeable, strong advocate is important to help navigate the insurance/legal system.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 75%
    34 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    34 years, 3 thousand cases



Contingent (25-33%)

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  • Daniel Joseph Miller JR

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    Daniel Miller Car accident Attorney
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    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly as one of Gig Harbor's finest personal injury attorneys. My clients who have had injury claims consistently thanked me for referring them to Rich. His office staff makes him look very good ;), and his diligence really pays off $$ for his clients. 5 stars!


    Michael Carpenter DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Richard J. Milham, Inc., P.S

7117 Stinson Ave., Suite B
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
25 Year Service AwardWashington State Trial Lawyers2007
Tim Jacobs Good Sport AwardPierce County Bar Association2005
Pro Tem Judge Thank YouPierce County District Court1997
Vocational Education CertificateState of Washington1984
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional LawBancroft-Whitney1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselCampbell & Miller PLLC2015 - Present
DirectorKeauhou Palena Association of Owners2013 - Present
Risk Management-Board of DirectorsBMW Car Club of America Puget Sound Region2004 - 2012
DirectorHarbor Commons Owners Association1992 - 2015
Pro Tem JudgePierce County District Court1988 - 2008
President/OwnerRichard J. Milham Inc. PS1986 - 2016
AssociateLaw Offices of Monte Hester1984 - 1986
Criminal Justice InstructorFt. Steilacoom Community College1984 - 1985
AssociateGriffin and Enslow Inc. PS1982 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1987 - 2008
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gibbs v. Pierce County Law Enforcement SupportPrevailed at trial and appeal.
Allstate Insurance Company v. OstensonPrevailed on appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Peninsula Gateway Legal GuideTips On Purchasing Insurance2008
ZundfolgeAm I Covered?2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJuris Doctorate Cum Laude1982
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Olympia High SchoolN/ADiploma1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tech Event @ Haury's CollisionAuto Collision Rights/Remedies2013
Consumer Rights Tech SessionAuto Collision Rights and Remedies2010
Auto Collision Rights and RemediesConsumer Rights Tech Session2010
Consumer Rights Tech SessionAuto Collision Rights and Remedies2009
Consumer Rights Tech SessionAuto Collision Rights and Remedies2008
Paralegal Training CourseLegal Procedure2007
Consumer Rights Tech SessionAuto Collision Rights and Remedies2007