Stuart Miller



Attorney Stuart Miller has extensive experience in complex appeals and writs on all subjects, and in high-profile trial level litigation involving civil rights, land use, and government regulation. He represents clients directly and also serves as special counsel for law firms on appeals, trials, motions, and litigation strategy.

He has handled hundreds of appeals and writs in state and federal courts in California, New York, and elsewhere, and is responsible for landmark decisions in the fields of land use, environmental law, public health, immigration, and social services. In all, decisions in over 60 of his cases have been published, and he has written many articles on property rights and administrative law. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit praised his appellate skills in a published decision, and he was named one of Orange County’s “Most Talked-About Lawyers” by Orange Coast Magazine.

He has represented many high-profile clients, including the Feminist Majority Foundation and the ACLU of Southern California.

From 1983 to 1992, he was Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Department of Law, where he represented government agencies and officials in a wide variety of important cases. His litigation victories include the leading case in the United States on the liability of successor landowners for hazardous waste cleanups, the constitutional defense of many environmental and public-health statutes, and the closure of the world’s largest radium facility (which the Environmental Protection Agency called “the most dangerous Superfund project ever”).

Stuart Miller has also trained hundreds of lawyers as a law school professor in California and New York, teaching courses in Basic and Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Litigation Tactics, and Real Property.

He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1977 and his B.A. with Honors in English from Oberlin College in 1973. He is admitted to practice in California, New York, and many federal courts.

Current Courses:

Appellate Litigation Clinic

Prior Courses:

Appellate Litigation Clinic