Partner

Lori C. Miller, Esq.

p. 215.735.3994  |  f. 215.735.1133

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
United States District Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Western District of Pennsylvania
United States Court Of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Memberships

American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Education

American University, B.A.
Widener University School of Law, J.D.

Overview

As a senior partner, Lori Miller is one of the region’s top litigators with a distinguished career specializing in auto, bad faith and general liability cases. Her unmatched dedication has earned her the reputation as a strategic defender and aggressive negotiator who has an unbridled dedication to fighting for her client’s best interests.

For nearly 30 years, Lori has earned the respect of the legal community, including plaintiffs’ attorneys, arbitrators and judges, for her expertise, professionalism, and most importantly – her dedication to promoting cost-effective resolution of matters. Whether she is representing the area’s top health system in a premises liability case, defending clients in commercial litigation, counseling an insurance company facing allegations of bad faith, or litigating a major injury automobile or under-insured motorist case, Lori is able to call on her extensive experience and interpersonal skills to win trials and obtain excellent results for her clients.

When taking on a new case, Lori recognizes that the initial investigation is crucial in determining an effective defense strategy. To that end, she looks at each case individually and takes a hands-on approach to investigating each matter. Lori has the ability to not only identify and comprehend complex legal issues, but to explain these issues in an easily digestible way – making her an invaluable asset to risk management professionals, and an appealing litigator to jurors.

As one of the leading bad faith defense attorneys in the area, Lori has obtained dismissal of extra-contractual allegations resulting in early resolution of countless cases. She has had numerous favorable state and federal court rulings on behalf of insurance companies in complex cases including orders to compel the deposition of plaintiff’s counsel, protective orders prohibiting the deposition of a corporate designee, and orders dismissing claim representatives in the early pleadings stage.

Lori’s record in hospital cases is unparalleled as she has developed the skills to thoroughly investigate and litigate these matters. Whether she is dealing with the president of a health system or the employee responsible for maintenance, Lori has the skill to connect with everyone working at the business she is defending to obtain the information she needs to put on the most effective defense.

Over the years she has earned the trust of hospital risk management professionals and in-house attorneys at various businesses who regularly bring her in early on a claim to develop the proper defense strategy from day one. Many clients, trade groups, and professional associations frequently request that Lori share her skills and experience in educational workshops on risk management, motor vehicle law, general liability law, and other insurance topics.

As a leading female attorney, Lori has helped to develop a firm comprised of 50% women lawyers. Lori has trained a dedicated team of attorneys who exemplify her commitment to professional, passionate, and aggressive representation of her clients in both federal and state court. The growing success of Lori’s team of litigators has led to exponential growth over the past five years, with the firm becoming one of the largest civil defense firms in the region.

When she is not busy defending her clients and mentoring the future attorneys of her firm, Lori is passionate about being a wife and mother to four children. She also enjoys yoga, travel, the beach, and keeping up with the latest hit television shows.

Representative Matters

Lori Miller Wins Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Case Despite Allegations of Improper Claims Handling, Misstatement of UIM Limits, and Technical Regulatory Violations

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Eastern District Grants Lori Miller’s 12(b)(6) Motion and Dismisses All Bad Faith Allegations

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Philadelphia County Bad Faith Dismissal/UIM Jury Trial Victory in a Case with Multiple Fractures and Alleged Traumatic Brain Injury

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Lori Miller Secures Dismissal of Bad Faith Claim in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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Lori Miller gets Claim Representative Dismissed from Bad Faith Case on Preliminary Objections

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Lori Miller Wins Delaware County Jury Trial for Local Hospital

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Lori Miller Obtains Defense Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital in Double Meniscal Tear Claim

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Lori Miller Wins Motion for Summary Judgment to Deem Plaintiff Bound by the Limited Tort Threshold

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In an Emotional Philadelphia Jury Trial, Lori Miller Once Again Prevails for Local Hospital

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Lori Miller Successfully Defends Philadelphia Hospital

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Lori Miller Nets Defense Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital

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Lori Miller Obtains Summary Judgment and Dismissal Based Upon Doctrine of Retained Control in Construction Case Against Hospital

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Lori Miller Obtains Summary Judgment for Philadelphia Hospital in Slip and Fall Action

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UIM Federal Court Jury Trial Defense Verdict For Lori Miller

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GMR Starts the Year Off with 12 Jury Trial Defense Verdicts

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Lori Miller Prevails for Hospital in Binding ADR Hearing

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Lori Miller obtains $1 Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict for Herniated Disc in Montgomery County

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Lori Miller Wins Over Philadelphia Jury for Obtaining Defense Verdict in Hospital Case

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Lori Miller Obtains Directed Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital

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Lori Miller Obtains a Defense Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital in Snow and Ice Case

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Lori Miller and Lucille Bitterman Obtain Dismissal in Philadelphia Hospital Case

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Defense verdict in Eastern District Federal Court in a UIM/Bad Faith case.

Summary Judgment and dismissal of all claims in construction case from plaintiff, a union employee, hired by a subcontractor, for a Montgomery County hospital construction project on the premises, based upon the “Doctrine of Retained Control.”

Defense verdict in Philadelphia County Motor Vehicle jury trial in which plaintiff/bicyclist hit by a car sustained significant injuries requiring several months’ hospital stay with extensive permanent injuries.

Preliminary Objections granted in Philadelphia County case dismissing all counts of Statutory Bad Faith, violations of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, and Breach of Contract counts against a claim representative handling an uninsured motorist claim.

Defense verdict in Montgomery County motor vehicle trial in which the jury found the defendant negligent but did not believe that the plaintiff’s cervical and lumbar herniations were causally related to the accident.

Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s counsel’s deposition granted in UIM/Bad Faith case Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Motion for Protective Order granted thereby precluding plaintiff from taking of Corporate Designee in bad faith case, Eastern District.

Summary Judgement for hospital in a death case where the plaintiff allegedly tripped and fell over a parking curb. Claim of negligent parking garage design and construction.

Defense verdict in Bucks County for homeowners accused of failing to disclose and covering up multiple defects in their home.

Eastern District 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss granted disposing of bad faith claim where there was a dispute over the value of a UIM claim.

Media

Lori Miller and Matthew Moroney were speakers at the Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council Spring Conference held at Temple University Hospital.

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Lori Miller at the PDI Annual Conference

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PASHRM Fall Conference, “A Crash Course in Investigating and Evaluating General Liability Claims”, September 2016

Goldberg, Miller and Rubin Auto Claims Seminar, “The Anatomy of a Pennsylvania Law Suit”, July & October 2016

Goldberg, Miller and Rubin Healthcare Seminar, “How to Investigate and Evaluate General Liability Claims in the Hospital Arena”, 2014, 2015, 2016

Goldberg, Miller and Rubin CLE, “Legal Marketing Gets Personal- Personal Branding for Attorneys” April, 2016

Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Counsel, Spring Conference, Co-Presenter, “A Prescription for Fraud: Investigating and Litigating Against Fraudulent Medical Providers”, March 2016

Goldberg, Miller and Rubin Auto Claims Seminar, “Auto Law Update”, 2014.

Legal Intelligencer article, “Avoid Uncertainty with Cooperation in Post-Koken Trials” June, 2013

Pennsylvania Defense Institute Annual Conference Speaker, “Nuts and Bolts of Trying a UM/UIM Case in State and Federal Court”, July 2012

Goldberg, Miller and Rubin Protective Services and Security Seminar, “How to Investigate and Document Slip, Trip and Falls”, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005

PBI Presenter, “Recent Developments in Pennsylvania Limited Tort Law” Fall, 2003

Goldberg, Miller and Rubin Insurance Claims Seminar, “Claims Investigation-Avoiding Bad Faith” 2002, 2003, 2004