R. James Miller

Jim Miller has more than two decades of experience in insurance and self-insured defense. His expertise is in defending individuals and companies in actions involving products liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and commercial litigation. He has significant experience in representing manufacturers of medical devices in product liability actions.

Jim has successfully argued cases before California’s Third and Sixth District Courts of Appeal. He has tried cases to jury verdict in El Dorado, Lake, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

Clients rely on Jim for his approachable demeanor, his responsiveness, and his dedication to providing sound legal advice quickly and cost-effectively. He is aggressive and thorough in his approach to winning a case while also keeping a compassionate focus on the human element of his work. “I like solving problems,” Jim says. “I like being able to help people make the best of a difficult situation. It’s very rewarding seeing a client walk out of our office feeling a sense of relief because we’ve been able to help them.”

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Jim is an avid runner who does his best thinking while wearing a pair of sneakers. He and his wife reside in Placer County with their two children.

Jim can be reached at (916) 540-7628 or rjm@powersmiller.com.

Memberships and Community Work

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • Member, Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Member, Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California

J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law, 1993
B.S., Valparaiso University, 1990

Published Decisions

  • Herrera v. Hernandez (2006) 164 Cal. App. 4th 1386
  • Lickter v. Lickter (2010) 189 Cal. App. 4th 972
  • Gonzales v. City of Atwater (2016) 6 Cal. App. 5th 929

Bar Admissions
United States District Court of California, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts