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ABOUT MEREDITH R. MILLER

Attorney & Founder

Background

Meredith was supposed to be a dentist.  She grew up with pressure from her father to join him making dentures and pulling teeth in his dental practice. While Meredith knew early on that dentistry was not for her, she was interested in the business side of the practice. The privilege of sitting with her parents each night as they “talked shop” over dinner brought an acute knowledge about what it takes to operate and grow a thriving business.

Meredith also has a background in visual art.  In college, she concentrated in printmaking, and still tries to make time for the arts in her daily life.

For the clients Meredith represents, Miller Law, PLLC is a marriage of these worlds: business and creativity. Meredith has the privilege of consulting with creators and entrepreneurs and providing the legal framework that enables them to pursue their passions.

Education

Meredith graduated from Union College, cum laude, with an interdisciplinary major in English and Visual Art.  She received her J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where she was the Executive Articles and Research Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow and a Richardson Merit Scholar.  She earned an LL.M in Legal Education from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she served as an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow.

Legal Experience  

In 2000, Meredith started her legal career in Albany, clerking for the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the State.  She then served as a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose, LLP in New York City.  In 2004, she accepted a prestigious two-year teaching fellowship at Temple Law School in Philadelphia, which began her career as a law professor.

Meredith has taught law school classes in writing and research, contracts, civil procedure, business organizations and employment law.  Her teaching has been recognized more than once with a “Professor of the Year” award from her students at the Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, New York, where she is a tenured faculty member.

Meredith’s scholarly papers are widely cited in influential law journals and leading law school casebooks.  Her writing focuses on contract, employment and business law; she has lectured on these topics throughout the world.

 

Meredith passionately believes that her knowledge should extend beyond the classroom and her teaching aims to reflect the realties of law as it is actually practiced.  In addition to her work as a law professor, Meredith has continued to consult on a project basis with other attorneys who need assistance on dispositive motions and appeals.

In her legal practice, Meredith leverages her background in corporate and commercial litigation to represent emerging and established businesses, freelancers and investors in transactional matters.  She also has experience working with non-profit organizations; she serves on the board of the LGBT Bar Foundation of Greater New York (“LeGaL”) and as Second Vice President of the Network of Bar Leaders.

 

Meredith is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts.

Philosophy

Insightfully, Abraham Lincoln wrote:

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day [sic]. Never let your correspondence fall behind. Whatever piece of business you have in hand, before stopping, do all the labor pertaining to it which can then be done.”

(The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, “Notes for a Law Lecture” (July 1, 1850), p. 81).

While Meredith adheres to Abraham Lincoln’s guidance as a formula, Miller Law is far from a staid law firm.  It does not follow a traditional model that unnecessarily drives up cost, allowing Meredith to flexibly and fairly price her services to meet your needs.  Meredith’s billing practices are straightforward and she always clearly discusses pricing with clients before beginning any work.