- General Liability & Casualty
- Product Liability
- Toxic Tort
|Contact Info||Telephone: 212.915.5204|
|University ||Hamilton College, B.A., 1994|
|Law School||Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1997|
|Admitted||1997, New York; 1998, New Jersey and Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey|
Memberships & Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
Westchester County Bar Association
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
Risk Management Society (RIMS)
National Restaurant & Retail Defense Association (NRRDA)
Propane Gas Defense Association, president
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
Insurance Federation of New York (IFNY)
Appointed New Castle Town Prosecutor
Transportation Lawyers Association
Stuart Miller is a member of Wilson Elser’s executive committee and co-chair of the national Transportation practice. As head of the firm’s National Emergency Response Team, Stu focuses on transportation and construction matters, frequently assisting in pre-suit liability investigations and determination of causation. Retained as counsel of choice by several notable land developers, construction companies and trucking fleets, he enjoys a well-earned reputation for defending high-exposure personal injury claims. Stuart brings the same practiced discipline and tenacious spirit to all general liability cases, whether defending a national restaurant chain, a “big box” retailer or any one of a number of Fortune 500 companies or other prominent self-insureds that regard him as trusted counsel. Stuart tackles each case with his trademark enthusiasm, backed by the stamina to take it to a successful conclusion. Clients frequently involve Stuart at the earliest stages of a claim. While more than capable of managing the entire litigation process, his remarkable negotiating skills frequently allow him to reach resolutions before litigation might otherwise commence. Accustomed to arriving at accident scenes at all hours of the day and night, Stuart immediately engages himself, gathering the information and witness insights that can help clients manage investigatory demands and fortify potential future litigation defenses.
Acknowledging that the best way to handle litigation is to avoid it in the first place, Stuart collaborates with clients on the development and implementation of risk-management protocols. He brings a practical perspective to this exercise based on the thousands of insurance claims he has litigated as well as a keen understanding of how to stay ahead of - rather than react to - the risks that might otherwise generate claims or even undo a client’s business.
Stuart practices out of the firm's New York City and White Plains offices and is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He enjoys extensive experience in state, federal and appellate courts in these and other jurisdictions, defending clients in the full range of civil litigation matters, including class actions. He also provides corporate and commercial assistance to his clients in connection with real estate transactions, shareholder agreements and other types of contractual matters.
Stuart currently serves as a local prosecutor in the state of New York, focusing on transportation-related matters as well as building code violations. As a licensed provider of continuing education courses in Kentucky, New Hampshire, Texas, Florida and Virginia, Stuart frequently presents seminars to risk management departments, third-party administrators and carriers. He also is a regular presenter at Risk Management Society events at the national, regional and local levels. Stuart is active in diversity efforts within and outside the firm, such as hosting a Law Day at Wilson Elser for college students and attending the annual conferences of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and National Asian Pacific Bar Association.
Awards & Distinctions
Named to list of Forty under Forty Rising Stars by the Business Council of Westchester, 2011
Received a four-year appointment to the New York State Character and Fitness Committee by official order of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 2011
•Eastern District of New York Adopts “Express Train” Discovery Schedule to Ensure Expeditious Resolution of Sandy-related Coverage Suits
Expedited Resolution of Sandy-related Coverage Suits
April 24, 2014
In late February 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a case management order, scheduling all parties in cases dealing with Superstorm Sandy on an “express train to resolution.” In keeping with this approach, the Court has skipped all discovery conferences mandated by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and remained focused on resolving these disputes.
•Stu Miller to Represent Wilson Elser in a Mock Trial Competition to Benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
November 12-13, 2014
Magna Legal Services
•The Consequences of Being Clueless: What you need to know to help your kids and you navigate the teen years safely
September 23, 2014
Litigation! Fair or Folly? Role-play for a Better Understanding of Claims Litigation, Risk Management Society's (RIMS) annual conference, May 2011
•New York Law Journal Reports on Stu Miller and Gerald Heubel's Against-All-Odds Win
June 25, 2014
•Poland Spring Wins Defense Verdict in High Exposure Trial
Wilson Elser Prevails in Face of Noseworthy and Emergency Doctrine Charges
June 20, 2014 (Also at White Plains Office)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Poland Spring Wins Defense Verdict in High Exposure Trial
Gerard J. Heubel,Elizabeth D. Ho Sing,Stuart A. Miller, June 27, 2014
Nestlé Waters North America prevailed in a high-exposure case related to a 2011 automobile accident that occurred on Route 347 in Smithtown, NY, involving a Poland Spring truck and an automobile driven by the plaintiff, George Kohler. The case was venued in New York State Supreme Court,...
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