Christopher M. Miller

Christopher M. Miller

Partner since 2011
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Phone:
412-434-1400
Fax:
412-434-1441
Email:

 

Attorney Christopher Miller was born in Hollywood, Florida, in 1971. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Beaver, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Beaver Area High School in 1989. He earned his BA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993, and subsequently a J.D. in 1996 from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. While attending law school, he served as the President of the Student Bar Association and was the recipient of the Dean Arthur Weeks Outstanding Service Award.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Miller initially worked for a civil defense firm, DeFalice & Douglas, P.C., for the first three years of his career. This experience helped him to gain valuable insight into how insurance companies evaluate cases. Thereafter, the next nine years of his career were spent working for Edgar Snyder & Associates, LLC, where he focused his practice on representing injured victims. Mr. Miller most recently worked for Berger and Green, P.C., for two years, where he also represented people injured in accidents. In December 2011, Mr. Miller joined forces with attorney Brian DelVecchio, forming the law firm of DelVecchio & Miller, LLC. Their main objective is to advocate for victims' rights, focusing exclusively on personal injury cases.

Mr. Miller has focused his practice on representing clients who have been seriously injured as a result of others' carelessness and negligence. In addition to handling cases in most counties throughout western Pennsylvania, he has also argued appellate cases before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on behalf of injured clients. Mr. Miller is also licensed to practice law in New Jersey. He has represented clients who were seriously injured in a variety of different types of personal injury cases, which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Tri-axle accidents
  • Automobile accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Automobile insurance coverage
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Commercial property accidents
  • Homeowner liability cases
  • Dog bites
  • Construction site accidents
  • Products liability cases

"I take great pride in representing people who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else's carelessness. Injured people need an advocate on their side, someone who will go to bat for them. Otherwise, the insurance industry and big business have the advantage because the injured person typically lacks the knowledge and experience to obtain a fair monetary recovery for everything that they have suffered through. Nothing is more satisfying than obtaining a fair recovery on behalf of a seriously injured person who truly needs help."

In addition to being active and serving in professional organizations, attorney Miller has also been named a Pennsylvania Rising Star for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Pennsylvania Rising Stars, a division of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, represent the top 2.5 percent of the best up-and­-coming attorneys who are age 40 or younger, or practicing 10 years or less in Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller has also been named to Super Lawyers for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state.

Mr. Miller is active within the community, serving as the chairman for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association's annual 5K race, which benefits the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers, who are a local, nonprofit organization comprised of wheelchair athletes. He has been involved with Presents for Patients high school, as well as judging high school and law school moot court competitions.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2001

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: President, Student Bar Association
    • Honors: Recipient of Dean Arthur Weeks Outstanding Service Award
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1993
  • Beaver Area High School - 1989

Honors and Awards

  • Named a Pennsylvania Rising Star, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Named to Super Lawyers for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent, 2015 and 2016
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA) - Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorneys Award, 2016 and 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Advocate and Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Past President and Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers Allegheny County, Member and Co-chairman of the Mock Trial Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • DeFalice & Douglas, P.C.
  • Edgar Snyder & Associates, LLC
  • Berger and Green, P.C.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association's annual 5K race, Chairman
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Presents for Patients
  • Racers for Tots – sponsor