Biography

Allison R. Miller is a trial attorney focused on defending lawsuits filed against companies and individuals. She has experience defending a wide variety of claims in areas including construction defect, wrongful/survival claims, personal injury, premises liability, dram shop, defamation/slander, products defects, and insurance defense. Allison has prior litigation experience as a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully negotiated pre-suit settlement of catastrophic injury cases, preventing public relations and publicity issues.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of trucking company which was not the statutory employer of the defendant driver following the filing of a Motion for Summary Judgment.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement terms in numerous lawsuits involving personal injury and construction defects.
  • Represented family owned trucking company and driver as part of trial team in trucking fatality case involving allegations of gross negligence, ultimately achieving a limited damage verdict and no finding of gross negligence.
  • Represented construction subcontractor in multi-party arbitration, ultimately obtaining variable outcome.
  • Represented insurance company client before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against insurance agent accused of defamation.
  • Obtained summary judgment on claims of gross negligence in multiple lawsuits.
  • Defended Fortune 500 Company in premises liability actions across east Texas.
  • Obtained verdict in excess of $1,000,000.00 as part of trial team on behalf of the plaintiff.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against client accused of negligence in a worker’s compensation non-subscriber case following an incident in which an employee sustained severe injuries, including severe burns, at the workplace.

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Dean's Scholar, Full Tuition Merit Scholarship Recipient
    • Public Interest Law Journal, Note Editor
    • Public Interest Project: Grant Recipient, Fundraising Committee Member
    • Shelter Legal Services Foundation Inc, BU Chapter Co-President
  • University of Houston  (B.A., summa cum laude)
    • Political Science and History majors, English Minor
    • membership in The Honors College
    • National Merit Scholar, Full Merit Scholarship Recipient
    • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and Mock Trial Team
    • Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Recipent
    • Areté Award Winner (Awarded to 10 graduating Honors College Members)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2010

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Eastern and Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association (Arts & Entertainment Committee 2012-2015)
  • Ability Grants (Board Member 2015-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, Depositions Course  (Summer 2017)
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow