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Robert L. Miller


Robert L. Miller is the founding member of the law firm and has extensive trial experience.

He has been sought out by the media, appearing as an expert commentator on television, on radio and podcasts, and in print providing commentary on legal cases in the news for ABC News, the BBC, and the Washington Post, among other outlets.

A full listing of media appearances is on our page with news and press coverage of our firm.

He is also the co-author of several articles on DUI Defense, including the most recent:
Eyes on the Road: The Use of ALPRS License Plate Reader Systems (National College of DUI Defense Blog, August 25, 2017)

He is also the co-author of two books, written for other DUI Defense Attorneys on handling DUI cases:

  • Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in California (2012) (Aspatore Press/West Publishing);
  • Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in California (2013) (Aspatore Press/West Publishing);

Academic Credentials

Graduating with honors (cum laude) from Western State University College of Law, Robert L. Miller is the founding member of Miller & Associates. He has personally handled more than 3000 cases, and has extensive trial experience, having taken over 350 criminal and civil cases through trial.  He is well known in the courts where he practices, by both prosecutors and judges, and has a reputation for being one of the toughest, and most successful, trial lawyers in Orange County, California.

  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Western State University College of Law
  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Minor in Information Systems
  • Certification, Field Sobriety Testing
  • National College of DUI Defense Trial Skills Graduate, Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts.
Areas of Specialization

Known as one of the top Orange County DUI Lawyers, Robert focuses, as a DUI Defense lawyer, on helping clients with Orange County DUI Defense matters, assisting clients with their court case, and handling DMV and suspended license cases, and related driving or aaddiction-relatedmatters.

Our firm also handles Expungement of DUI and other matters in Orange County, and certain other limited areas of law.

Case Results
Case Results

Mr. Miller has had a number of positive outcomes for clients, listed on our case results page.

Some of the details on how the outcomes were obtained are listed on the Case Study pages for specific individual cases.

Trial Lawyer Experience Qualifications

As a trial lawyer, he has handled over 100 trials in courts in Orange CountySan DiegoLos AngelesRiverside and San Bernardino counties.  He has had both not guilty verdicts at trial, and dismissals through motions, as well as wins with the DMV for his clients.

With civil cases, he has handled serious civil cases through trial, to verdict in wrongful death trials, personal injury cases, premises liability cases, and business disputes, and has personally settled over two million dollars in civil case settlements for his clients.

He has been awarded numerous distinctions including the following awards or certifications:

Attorney Robert Miller Areas of Practice

Attorney Robert Miller has, throughout the history of our firm, helped former and current clients in the following areas within our firm:

  • Criminal Defense and DUI Defense, assisting clients with DUI or drunk driving cases, and handling DMV and suspended license matters.
  • Alcohol licensing, including alcohol import licenses, and bar, lounge, or restaurant licenses for alcohol.
  • Cannabis licensing, including marijuana dispensaries, marijuana lab testing, and marijuana growing state licenses.
  • Personal injury claims, including auto accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
  • Business Formation in the areas of partnership agreements, Limited Liability Companies (LLC)s, Chapter S or Chapter C Corporations, and Non-Profit Incorporation.
  • Estate Planning, advising clients on issues relating to tax, wills, living trusts, and medical and financial power of attorney documents.

Attorney Robert Miller has personally settled over two million dollars in civil cases and has handled over 350 criminal trials to verdict. His background in law and his extensive trial experience with criminal and civil personal injury trials with the law firms of Wallin & Klarich and The Rizio Law Firm helps him better represent clients with their needs in or out of court.

Giving Back

Charitable Actions, Donations, and Advisement

Mr. Miller is active in local Orange County charities, participating in events with Corazon De Vida in Irvine, and was for a decade a volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  He also previously served on the events board of Olive Crest Children’s Homes and is active in Orange County Charity Events for Karma International.

In the legal world, Mr. Miller serves as a mentor to law students at the University of California Irvine School of Law, and at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law, where he is a regular lecturer and advisor to the Student Career Center.

Robert Miller serves on the board of the Skeptoid Foundation, a non-profit, and is an executive at Karma International.


BOOK (ASPATORE PRESS) Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in California (Co-Author) 2014
WASHINGTON POST Inmates Review Prisons on Yelp 2013
THE DAILY MAIL Prisoners Review Their Jails on Yelp 2013
ABA JOURNAL A Five Star Prison 2013
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES Inmates Reviewing Prisons And Jail Facilities On Yelp; Lawyer Robert Miller Calls Controversial Service Valuable 2013
GOVTECH.COM Inmates Rate Jails on Yelp 2013
ASPATORE BOOK PUBLICATION Strategies for Defending DUI Cases in California (Co-Author) 2013
CALIFORNIA LAWYER MAGAZINE Phylogeny and Ontogeny and Legal Writing 2006
SKEPTIC MAGAZINE Quantum Physics and Christian “Science” 1998
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Book Review: My Best Book 1992

Speaking Engagements

CHAPMAN LAW SCHOOL INTERVIEW WEEK Interviewing for Law Students 2014
CACJ LEGAL TECHNOLOGY ANNUAL SEMINAR Legal Technology and Law Practice 2012
DUI “RULES OF THE ROAD” SEMINAR Legal Technology 2011
CRIMINAL DEFENSE SEMINAR 2007 Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Whittier Law School 2007
STARTING A SMALL LAW FIRM: PRACTICE TIPS Law Firm Management, Whittier Law School 2001

Admissions/Memberships:  Supreme Court of California, 1995; United States Central District of California, 1995; United States District Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1995; United States Southern District of California, 2002; Supreme Court of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., 2002.

Professional Memberships include:  American Bar AssociationAmerican Association for JusticeCalifornia State BarNational College for DUI DefenseCalifornia DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFederal Bar AssociationAmerican Immigration Lawyers AssociationConsumer Attorneys of CaliforniaAmerican Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysLos Angeles County Bar AssociationSan Diego County Bar AssociationOrange County Bar AssociationHispanic Bar AssociationRiverside Bar AssociationBeverly Hills Bar Association, West Orange County Bar Association, Harbor Orange County Bar AssociationSouth Orange County Bar AssociationAmerican Inns of Court, and the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.

Civic Memberships include: Newport Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce, (former legal counsel), Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, Lawyers for Literacy, (lawyers promoting literacy to school children), Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Olive Crest Children’s Homes, (past events board member, frequent volunteer), Young Professionals Against Cancer, a board member at Skeptoid Media (a STEM Focused public charity), and an executive with Karma International.

Contact Attorney Robert Miller at our firm at (877) 568-2977.

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