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Timothy J. Miller

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General Counsel

Partner

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312.419.6900

FAX

312.419.6928

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tmiller@novackmacey.com

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LITIGATION FOCUS

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation

BIOGRAPHY

Tim Miller is experienced in matters concerning attorneys’ and other professionals’ liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, partnership law, business torts, real estate and the activities of financial institutions.  In 2013, Tim was named Novack and Macey’s General Counsel.

Representing attorneys and law firms in malpractice (or non-malpractice) situations makes up a large portion of Tim’s practice.  Tim has represented law firms ranging from solo practitioners to large multi-national law firms.  He has represented lawyers and law firms in matters alleging a wide range of malpractice in all types of forums, including trial and appellate court, private arbitration and private mediation.  In 2014, he was named to lead Novack and Macey’s Defense of Law Firms group.

Tim is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Chicago Bar Association.  He is ranked as a Preeminent Attorney, the highest Peer Review Rating of  the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service.  Tim has been a member of the Editorial Board of Mealey’s D&O Liability Litigation Reports.  Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at Sidley & Austin.

Tim attended Duke Law School where he graduated with high honors.  He was managing editor of the Duke Law Journal, a member of the Order of the Coif and a member of the Moot Court Board.

Born in 1960 and raised in Michigan, Tim lives in Wilmette with his wife, Kimberly, and their three children.

EDUCATION

  • Alma College (B.A., 1982), (Summa Cum Laude), Phi Beta Kappa
  • Duke University Law School (J.D., 1985), High Honors, Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Duke Law Journal

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois
  • Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Proactive Client: Stop Legal Malpractice Before It Happens with These Tips,” Smart Business Chicago, September 2014  PDF
  • Faculty, “Outsourcing 2014: Outsourcing Critical Services, Ethics Issues in Negotiating Sourcing Deals,” Practicing Law Institute Seminar, September 29-30, 2014, Chicago.  PDF
  • “Ownership and Control of Lawyers’ Files Relating to Representation,” CBA Record, November 2013. PDF
  • “Ethical Conundrums in Negotiating Outsourcing Deals.” Practising Law Institute, Intellectual Property Course Handbook Series, 2013.
  • “Should Derivative Legal Malpractice Be Allowed in Illinois?” Illinois Bar Journal, February 2013. PDF
  • Co-author, “Smart Evidence: Commercial Litigation.” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012.
  • Co-author, “Illinois Civil Practice: Trying the Case.” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012.
  • “Ethical Considerations in Negotiating Outsourcing Deals.” Practising Law Institute, Intellectual Property Course Handbook Series, 2012.
  • “Appeals from Judicial Criticism of Lawyers,”  SideBar of the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association, Summer 2011.  PDF
  • Co-author, “Smart Evidence: Commercial Litigation.” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2006.
  • “Illinois Settlement Pitfalls,” CBA Record, May 2007. PDF
  • “7th Circuit Gives Arbitrators Permission to Ignore the Law,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 28, 2001.
  • Co-author, “Are Your Attorney-Client Retention Agreements Enforceable?” CBA Record, January 2001.
  • “The Attorney’s Duty to Reveal a Client’s Intended Future Criminal Conduct,” 1984 Duke Law Journal 582.
  • Co-author, “Appeals Court Warns a New Retainer Agreement Pitfall,” www.law.com.

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