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The Miller Law Firm is long on credentials but short on unneeded overhead. We strive to deliver the highest quality legal services at a reasonable price.

MICHAEL A. MILLER

Michael Miller has over 28 years of expertise representing clients involved in complex legal disputes. Mike has handled and or tried cases to a verdict involving Oil & Gas, Rig and Pipeline Liability, Contractors, Engineers and Architects, Construction Defect, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Employment and Labor Liability, Hospitality, Transportation, Business Liability, Insurance Liability and catastrophic personal injury litigation. Mike has tried both plaintiff and defense cases to a verdict in various federal, state and administrative courts throughout the state of Texas. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1986, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mike also is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated by his peers and is a member of the Dallas and State Bar Associations. He earned his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1985 and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1980. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Mike has been married 32 years and has three adult children.

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CLARK S. BUTLER

Clark Butler has extensive experience in the areas of construction, commercial, trucking, personal injury, and appellate litigation. He began his legal career as a felony prosecutor and has successfully tried cases ranging from traffic tickets to murder and handled the appeals from convictions he and others have obtained. He also litigated asset forfeiture and juvenile matters. In 1999, he was hired as a Central Staff Attorney for the Dallas Court of Appeals, assisting all sitting and visiting judges in the drafting of opinions, both civil and criminal. Clark Butler is a shareholder of The Miller Law Firm.

Clark Butler earned his B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and his J.D. from the Texas Tech School of Law. At Tech, he was a member of the Order of Barristers and represented Tech in several national moot court competitions.

Clark Butler was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1995. Since then, he has been licensed by all U.S. District Courts in Texas and Oklahoma, the Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association. Recently, he became a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

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JOHNNIE DILLARD

Johnnie Dillard has over thirty years of legal experience, principally involving the management of complex litigation cases for both plaintiff and defendant clients. With a focus on construction defect, subrogation, and construction personal injury litigation, her career encompasses extensive trial experience in county, state and federal courts and includes the use of electronic, paperless technology in the courtroom. Johnnie received her paralegal certificate from the ABA-approved Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Dallas, Texas and has also been a Board Certified Paralegal by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Texas in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1995. Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Johnnie is a lifelong resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and is married with four children.

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SCOTT D. GREENER

Scott Greener's areas of expertise include medical malpractice, personal injury, insurance defense, subrogation and construction law. Previously Scott worked as an associate attorney at Adams & Coffey P.C., with a focus on the defense of personal injury suits. Scott was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2000 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court and Eastern District of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, DRI and the State Bar of Texas. He received his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2000, having been a member of the Texas Wesleyan Law Review, articles editor and member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University in 1996. Scott lives in Keller, Texas with his wife and three children. He coaches his son’s soccer and basketball teams, and is involved with Upwards Basketball and Keller Soccer Association.

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JERRY "J.J." KNAUFF

Jerry "J.J." Knauff has over a decade of high-profile experience. His areas of expertise include oil and gas, commercial, construction defect, subrogation, appellate and personal injury litigation. Previously J.J. worked as a briefing attorney for Justice Tom James of the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas. J.J. was named to the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers’ “Texas Rising Stars” list in 2010 and 2012, named Fort Worth’s “Man of the Year” by the Fort Worth Star Telegram (2002), and received the State Bar-LSD Legal Professionalism Award (2001). He has also authored articles for legal journals and presented to major legal conferences. J.J. was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2001, is admitted to practice before the Northern District of Texas, and is a member of the State Bar Association. J.J. received his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University in 2001 after serving as vice president of the Student Bar Association and business and marketing editor for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in History from Texas Tech University in 1997. The father of four, J.J. has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review Alumni Association and as a director and volunteer for the Texas Wesleyan “Justice Do It” Pro Bono Program.

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Trials and Appeals

Trials and Appeals

Presentations and Accomplishments

Presentations and Accomplishments

Publications

A Defense Primer for Suits by Illegal Aliens A Little TLC: Tender, Liability, and Covenants Vis-Á-Vis Recovery of Pre-Notice Defense Costs after PAJ, Incorporated v. Hanover Insurance Company and its Progeny Defense Counsel Journal - July 2009

PAMELA C. NELSON

Pamela Nelson began her career as a paralegal in Dallas, Texas in 1986—primarily focusing in civil litigation. She has worked in commercial and insurance defense matters which included premise and product liability cases, large construction matters, personal injury defense, subrogation and toxic tort. She has extensive trial experience in county, state and federal courts in Texas, Virginia and Florida, and utilizes litigation databases and various trial presentation software. Pam graduated from Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Dallas in October 1991. She became certified by the National Association of Legal Assistants in June 1992, and became a board-certified paralegal in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in June 1995. She is a native of Fort Worth, has been married for over 30 years and has three adult children.

MURRAY J. ROSSINI

Murray J. Rossini's primary areas of expertise are commercial litigation, products liability defense, commercial construction defense, underground utility damage defense and oil and gas defense. Murray was an instructor in the Southern Methodist University, Paralegal Program in 1991. Murray was a Texas Survey Editor, Southwestern Law Journal (1985-86). Murray is the author of Comment, The Spectrum Scarcity Doctrine: A Constitutional Anachronism, 39 Sw. J.L 827 (1985); Contractor’s Liability for Damage to Underground Utilities – New Rules and Significant Cases, The Construction Law Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Winter 2008). Murray was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1986 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association. Murray received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 1986, took graduate studies in national security at Georgetown University and earned his Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from the University of Dallas in 1979. Mr. Rossini is rated 5.0, AV in the Martindale Hubble© peer review, 2012. Murray was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service (1981). Murray was a political appointee to the Department of the Army, Pentagon (1981-83). He is a member of the Federalist Society, and serves as an Elder and Sunday school team teacher at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church.

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Articles and Publications

Damages For Negligent Injury To An Oil Or Gas Well Construction Law Journal Article

J. KEITH WEBB

Keith Webb's practice is focused on representation of all parties involved in the construction and development process, including design professionals, owners, general contractors, home builders and subcontractors in mediation, arbitration, litigation and informal dispute resolution. Early in his career he worked in managerial positions for general contractors in the Dallas area on several landmark projects. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1994 and is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Keith is a member of the American Bar Association/Construction Industry Forum, the State Bar of Texas/Construction Law Section, the Dallas Bar Association/Construction Law Section, the College of the State Bar of Texas and the American Arbitration Association/Construction Industry Roster of Neutrals. He has participated in many matters in arbitration as both advocate and arbitrator. Keith received his Juris Doctor in 1994 from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he was a leading articles editor for The International Lawyer and was a member of The Order of the Barristers and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. He earned his Masters in Business Administration with concentration in Real Estate and Finance from Southern Methodist University in 1987 and his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Texas A&M University in 1979, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Tau Sigma Delta honor society in architecture and allied arts.

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PRESTON K. OSBORN

Preston K. Osborn's practice areas include insurance defense, personal injury, products liability and construction litigation. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2016, and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, as well as the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Preston received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He also earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in History from Southern Methodist University, where he played for the varsity soccer team as a freshman. While attending SMU Dedman School of Law, he externed with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Irving, Texas, and clerked at The Miller Law Firm. Preston is an active member at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

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The materials contained herein have been prepared by Michael A. Miller & Associates, P.C., d/b/a The Miller Law Firm for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. The information displayed on our website is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. Do not send confidential information until an attorney in our firm gives authorization to do so. Unless otherwise noted, attorneys employed by Michael A. Miller & Associates, P.C., d/b/a The Miller Law Firm are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.