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Bayly Miller

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.7   18 reviews

also known as C. Bayly Miller


Licensed for 30 years

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My name is Bayly Miller, and I founded this practice on a commitment to set the standard for family law and criminal defense. When you need an experienced attorney to make sure that your rights are protected, no one will fight more aggressively on your behalf than me.

With over 20 years of experience, I have the tools to get results and secure your justice. My practice has an extensive and intricate understanding of legal procedures, from divorce mediation, child custody, to child support cases.

When you need to be sure that you are getting the very best legal representation, trust me to do everything in my power to get the best possible ruling on your case.

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Licensed for 30 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/25/2022

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C. Bayly Miller, Attorney at Law

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4.7 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Ebony | October 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JOB WELL DONE!!!!
I was accused of child abuse back in 2016. I was able to locate Mr. Miller via Internet browsing. Contacted him by phone and filled him in about my situation and he gave me some feed back and told me a little about some of his past cases. I was immediately impressed and hired him right on the spot. I knew he was the person I was looking for. I had total confidence that he would give me the results I was seeking. He was awesome working my case and keeping me fully involved and aware of the process every step of the way and did so, in a timely manner. I appreciated his patience, as this was all new to me. Because of, Mr. Miller's expertise as a Lawyer and experience with Child Abuse cases...........I am happy to announce....He has another Victory Win under his belt!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2017
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Above and beyond the call of duty
Not your average attorney. MrMiller and Paula take you as a client but you are treated as if you are a family member. They helped assist me with situations that any other office would have charged an arm and a leg for. I felt as if they take things to a personal level of comfort as if you were family and they show true concern. I am so grateful for all they have helped me with and continue to help me with. They helped me get a king county child support modification, something that has been needed to be done for years and was never able to accomplish until MrMiller was on the case. Even with their busy schedules they take the time to listen and have volunteered their time and assistance for a case of mine that they aren't even getting paid for and I was able to accomplish what I was seeking. I can't thank them enough for everything!
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Posted by Jacob | October 16, 2020
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Custody
I hired Mr. Miller to represent me in an out of state child custody trial. Initially I was only seeking visitations but at the last minute the circumstances of my case changed drastically. I searched for days to try to find a lawyer willing to take my case and got turned away many times because of how last minute it was, but Mr. Miller accepted my case without hesitation and fought for my rights as a father and the best environment for my son. I ended up with full custody of my son, and for that I am so thankful that I came across Mr. Miller. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by viktor | August 8, 2020
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Great Lawyer
I would recommend this Lawyer to anybody. I definitely going to ask him to represent me if I have any family issue in future. This lawyer knows what he doing and how to get results for his client. Thank you Mr. Miller
Posted by Jennifer | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CPS charges reversed
CPS found me guilty of medical negligence when my step daughter tried to overdose while I was out of state. These findings were based on misinformation and lack of information. The fact I was not even in the state was completely ignored. These findings limited my interactions with my son for the rest of my life. This news was devastating. Mr. Miller was very thorough in the steps he took on gathering information and facts. We did not even have to go to trial because he presented all of the proof and depositions correctly. He gave me back my life!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
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The Hero Our Family Needed
I have had many family law issues over the years, and have had 3 different lawyers to try and help me. Out of the 3, Mr. Miller was the most compassionate by far. He went beyond what I have seen in a lawyer. My ex husband blind sided me and basically used the system to kidnap my kids. I found Mr. Miller in desperation and knew immediately I had found someone different. His tactics were different and he was to the point and I felt I wasn't being lied to or made to turn this into a " monster vs monster" case. It was about fact and he understood my children were the priority. We went to court three times together for this case. It was a long drawn out ridiculous side show that made me almost lose faith in the system and make me think twice about what this country has come to, or our rights as mothers playing both parents that no one can understand. A lot of information came out including my daughter being emotionally abused and bullied and humiliated and at one point physically assaulted by her father. This is when I realized my lawyer was different than most. My daughter had reached out to anyone that would listen and actually sent an email to everyone, teachers counselors advocates of domestic violence, anyone she thought of including myself. When Mr. Miller came to see this information I could see genuine empathy and worry in his eyes. It hit me he was actually a human being! Not to discredit all lawyers, but I have known my fair share and anyone that knows about family law knows what I am talking about. Bottom line, He fought for our family was it always perfect organization, no, but He always kept his word and went beyond what he had to. Not to mention he made sure I understood and his knowledge of the law was impressive. His strategy was sometimes not what I was used to but never wrong. I don't mean to sit here and idolize him, but I was just amazed at his demeanor. I got my kids back! He has the confidence and knowledge everyone needs in a lawyer, and the compassion and empathy a parent needs in a family law case. The fact remains, Mr. Miller was my children's warrior when no one would help them and my example that there still is people who will genuinely fight for the justice of those that can't fight for themselves.
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Posted by Mirtala | February 13, 2016
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Mr.Miller , Thank you !
I hired Mr.Miller for child custoday, I am from Califirnia, my daughter lives in Tacoma,I was fortunate to have chosen Mr Miller, my daughter now has visits in Ca,I had hired numerous attorneys throughout nine years and not one attorney accompished what Mr. Miller,did for me and my family..
Posted by J | July 10, 2015
support/contempt
I believe he works his tail off. I can honestly say this is one attorney not a lawyer in it for the money. In court he will be a flat out Pit bull. Stands for rules of law is not afraid to go to court. If you have allegations against you that are false, he will prove them wrong if they are. And if there is something you could handle on your own he will say so instead of saying you need a lawyer. I can't wait til my new case comes up and my kids can finally get what is best for them
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Posted by Madeline | December 17, 2014
An excellent attorney
I have known Mr. Miller since 2005 when I started using his services for my grandchildren. He has represented me and my grandchildren for numerous issues, including a child custody case for my great grand child. Mr. Miller was available at any time to discuss my cases and he works very hard to get the best results. Mr. Miller has always been open and honest in dealing with my cases, and I have always had great results. My grandson is now primary custodian of his child.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2014
Number one
I was married in another country. My ex husband told me to wait at home while he returned to the US. My ex wanted to wait till the documents for me to join him were done. When I finally arrived, I found out that he had been in a relationship with another woman the entire time. I was treated terribly by him and was kicked out of "our" home. I did not have anyone else here in the States. A lawyer was recommended to me from a woman who was helping me: Bayly Miller. Despite our language barrier, Mr. Miller took great care in trying to understand every detail. He was very patient and kind through the entire ordeal I was unfortunately forced into. He is a hard worker who care about who he is helping and will do anything to see them through. In court, he is driven and doesn't miss a beat. Mr. Miller loves his job, as he is good at it. I would recommended Bayly Miller entirely. Thank you so much.
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Posted by lori | June 2, 2013
C Bayly Miller
I have hired Mr. Miller to represent me pertaining to child custody and support issues on several different occasions for the past few years.  Mr. Miller went above and beyond to ensure that I was well represented in each and every motion or hearing I had retained him for, and we prevailed in all matters.  My interests and those of my children were his first priority.  Mr. Miller is one of the best attorneys to have on your side and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Leon | May 15, 2013
Great Attorney
When we were down out he was there. We started out with no contact with our children and now have 50/50 custody. Mr. Miller is honest , trustworthy and has a heart of gold. Now if you are looking for one of those cut throat attorneys you will have to go somewhere else. He will have you throw all your dirt out on the table but it is for the best so they won't be able to pull it out on you in court. Mr. Miller has been a wonderful asset to our home and family. If we would have to do it all over again wouldn't change a thing with Mr. Miller. I think in my opinion Mr Miller is a wonderful , get the job done type of Attorney. Thank you Mr Miller for all of your hard work you have giving to us. Our children thank you the most because if it were not for you they probably would not have a father parenting them now.
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Posted by Banji | May 15, 2013
A great attorney
I am very proud to have Bayly Miller as my Attorney and even though our case is closed we will be keeping Bayly as our family attorney for sure. He was there for us through the toughest time of our lives and my children due to false allegations by friends of my ex boyfriend. I called just about every attorney in Tacoma Washington to seek representation. There were only two Attorneys out of a dozen that I had contacted willing to take my case and I chose Bayly, and I'm very happy with my decision and the outcome. He is very bold to go against the State of Washington, as the other attorneys I contacted would not take my case because they don't like going against the state, as they were to afraid. Bayly stood by me through thick and thin, he was there when I needed him every time and he especially cared about my children and what they were going through in the process and did everything he could to help them as well in their situation, advocating on the behalf of my child who has special needs by contacting the Attorney General several times when issues needed resolved, and getting the results my child needed for his well fair. He is a people person and, very friendly, and an awesome human being, and he is definitely an excellent or actually he is the best Trial Attorney I've seen in action and I always felt on top of the world after every court hearing and I will never forget the day I was granted custody back, he was well prepared, he had every document on file and evidence we accumulated over the time the case was opened. I was amazed how very prepared he was for every court hearing we had and also before the trial began and he was like a PIT BULL in the court room, he is very strong in the courtroom and there was no rock left unturned and he had my opponent in such a daze he couldn't even think to answer Bayly's questions on the witness stand because Bayly had all the evidence in his file that he compiled and my opponent could not get away with telling any lies, and he ultimately proved my case and I won custody of my boys back as he worked my case efficiently as well and as you can see from my testimony that he did his job very well. I didn't feel alone in the situation as I felt like we were a team, we worked together and we won!!!! We are back to our normal lives and our children are so very relieved and happy to be home now, they are so grateful so I took my children in to meet Bayly and to shake his hand and thank him for what he had done for our family. I wanted my children to know that Bayly is the man who was working so hard for us to get them home. It was a tough road, but Bayly stood by us through it all from September 2010 to June 2012 as it was a long process due to requirements I had to fulfill for the State before fighting for custody of my children and he worked with me allowing me to make payments and worked with me on the retainer in the beginning , and I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs representation.Words cannot express all my gratitude for this Attorney! Bayly Miller is a keeper!
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2013
Caring and hardworing attorney
Bayly is a good attorney, who will fight for your cause. I had a very contentious case. Mr. Miller didn't get nervous by all the accusations, he just pushed forward with the facts. Mr. Miller cares about is clients and he is not just out for a paycheck. If you want an attorney that cares and will fight for you. You can't go wrong.
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Posted by Jameel | February 27, 2013
A good lawyer who happens to be a good guy
I am a USAR soldier just returning from combat assignment and live close to JBLM. My situation is a support issue. Six years ago, I fathered a child in a unwanted relationship out of wedlock. Since this child was born I have been in deployed too one exotic location after another. In 08, I was represented by another firm (Heritage Law) as counsel to help set my support obligation, they truly did nothing for me as a client. I walked away in 08 paying a 1100 support for this child and another 680 for my other 2 children. Several years back I actually got it right and I married foriegn national. Being in an out of the country and on active duty the 1800 for support was manageable. I have been home now since last summer as reservist and the military pay and allowance don't apply. So I attempted to modify that support obligation and hired Attorney Miller as my counsel and have been very satisfied with him, he truly comes off as honest, concise, and direct person. Attorney Miller hasn't really cost me a lot and has put in alot of work because of the games the other attorney has been playing. I work many hours on several jobs to support my family and my outside obligations, which has and will probably continue to cost more in my support portion for the outside the home children; but this is the price I have to pay for earlier bad decisions and my desired to give my family the life they want and deserve. I am extremely grateful for all of his hard work and professionalism because I am a little smarter about our broken system.
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Posted by Christina | February 15, 2013
A Champion of the Wrongfully Accused!
In October 2012, my ex-husband of over 6 years, took our three children under the pretence of visiting his sister in Washington, and shortly after declared he had no intentions of ANY of them returning to California, that he planned on starting a new life in Washington, and abruptly filed an Ex Parte Order Of Protection against me based on a bogus claim of assaulting him in earlier part of 2011. Devastated and confused by being abandoned, I nearly failed to respond to being served. Fortunately, I took the advice of a friend and sought counsel from an attorney licensed in Washington. After corresponding via phone/email with several attorneys who responded to the inquiries I made regarding my case, I sharply recall Attorney Miller's consult coming off immediately as honest, concise, and direct. Throughout the whole ordeal of composing what little evidence I could muster up in my defense, and in a limited amount of time, Attorney Miller wasted no time on fluff, and always exhumed effortless confidence in his knowledge of the law--which was something that was very strengthening for my otherwise, very rattled reality at the time. I admit, I initially found the forthrightness in Attorney Miller's advice, such as cutting off the financial support I was STILL giving my exhusband and close the joint accounts I shared with him to be a little insensitive, but knowing what I know now, I realize one could not have better legal counsel than an attorney that will tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it, even if you don't necessarily want to hear it. Obtaining legal representation from Attorney Miller was definitely the pivotal point in the successful dismissal of the protection order that could have ruined any chances of ever being with my children again, and gone on to haunt me for the rest of my life. After Attorney Miller proved my innocence, and exposed my ex-husband's greedy motives, the case was finally dismissed. I flew to Washington state on Thanksgiving weekend--and brought my children back home with me. A world of gratitude, Attorney Miller!
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2014
Good Lawyer!!!
Bayly was an excellent help for me. When other lawyers told me it would be difficult case, he got down to business and got my case handled and taken care of in less than a month. Thanks Bayly!
Posted by Renee | June 3, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Bayly Miller reviews are they real or are they made up?
it is very rare that I will write a negative review but what I experienced this afternoon makes me question these positive ones. I was looking online for a free consultation someone who helped grandparents get custody of there grandchild when CPS is doing everything in their power to prevent it. I come across Bayly's ad it sounds just like what I'm looking for except when i.call and try to.explain what I'm looking for im greeted with constant interruptions and being told he can't represent me in court although I never once asked for representation I was attempting to get a few questions answered because CPS is telling me one thing but either not doing it what they say and or doing it in a way that os preventing me and now my 19 yr old adult from staying with one.of us the only family she has ever known and.has been with me almost everyday of her 3.4 yrs excluding maybe 15 days. He was so rude not letting me speak and just telling me over and over how he couldn't represent me. I finally told him thx for not hearing me and to try and have perhaps listen to the next person who called and in and that I would find help elsewhere. Hopefully i will be successful I'm afraid I will never see my granddaughter again.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bayly Miller Attorney at Law LLC
  • 1996 - Present
  • Extra Hire
  • Department of Science Council
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Special Deputy
  • King County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Research Assistant
  • Seattle University School Of Law
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Portland State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated - Family Law
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Most Honored Professionals - Top 10%
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Child custody Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation

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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Bayly Miller
Bayly Miller
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 30 years