As Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s first female CEO, Lori Miller is one of the region’s top litigators with a distinguished career specializing in bad faith, auto and general liability cases with a specialty of health system liability defense. Her unmatched dedication has earned her the reputation as a strategic and aggressive negotiator who has an unbridled dedication in fighting to defend her client’s best interests.
For 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 unparalleled client relationships. Whether she is representing the area’s top health system in a premises liability case, defending clients in commercial or employment 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. She does this while promoting cost-effective matter resolution.
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 liability 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 almost 50% women lawyers leading the way for women in the workforce. She is focused on creating a firm culture that allows women to have it all, by achieving in the workplace as well as at home, through hard work and dedication. She has been a leader in changing firm policy to encourage the home/work life balance, while never losing the aggressive and strong work product that GMR is known for. 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.
Lori Miller and Jessica Smeriglio Get Case Dismissed Quickly with Successful Defense Strategy» Read Story
Lori Miller and Tyson Mott Secure another Dismissal of Bad Faith Claim in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania» Read Story
Lori Miller and Tyson Mott Secure Dismissal of Bad Faith Claim in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania» Read Story
Lori Miller Wins another Jury Trial for Southeastern Pennsylvania Hospital» Read Story
Despite Recent Rancosky Decision, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Dismisses Bad Faith Counts Upon Lori Miller’s Motion to Dismiss» Read Story
Claire Neiger Defeats Plaintiff’s Second Attempt at Bad Faith Against Insurance Company» Read Story
PA Superior Court Affirms Lower Court’s Ruling Dismissing Premises Liability Death Case Due to Lack of Causation» Read Story
Lori Miller Wins Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Case Despite Allegations of Improper Claims Handling, Misstatement of UIM Limits, and Technical Regulatory Violations» Read Story
Eastern District Grants Lori Miller’s 12(b)(6) Motion and Dismisses All Bad Faith Allegations» Read Story
Philadelphia County Bad Faith Dismissal/UIM Jury Trial Victory in a Case with Multiple Fractures and Alleged Traumatic Brain Injury» Read Story
Lori Miller Secures Dismissal of Bad Faith Claim in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania» Read Story
Lori Miller gets Claim Representative Dismissed from Bad Faith Case on Preliminary Objections» Read Story
Lori Miller Wins Delaware County Jury Trial for Local Hospital» Read Story
Lori Miller Obtains Defense Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital in Double Meniscal Tear Claim» Read Story
Lori Miller Wins Motion for Summary Judgment to Deem Plaintiff Bound by the Limited Tort Threshold» Read Story
In an Emotional Philadelphia Jury Trial, Lori Miller Once Again Prevails for Local Hospital» Read Story
Lori Miller Successfully Defends Philadelphia Hospital» Read Story
Lori Miller Nets Defense Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital» Read Story
Lori Miller Obtains Summary Judgment and Dismissal Based Upon Doctrine of Retained Control in Construction Case Against Hospital» Read Story
Lori Miller Obtains Summary Judgment for Philadelphia Hospital in Slip and Fall Action» Read Story
UIM Federal Court Jury Trial Defense Verdict For Lori Miller» Read Story
GMR Starts the Year Off with 12 Jury Trial Defense Verdicts» Read Story
Lori Miller Prevails for Hospital in Binding ADR Hearing» Read Story
Lori Miller obtains $1 Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict for Herniated Disc in Montgomery County» Read Story
Lori Miller Wins Over Philadelphia Jury for Obtaining Defense Verdict in Hospital Case» Read Story
Lori Miller Obtains Directed Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital» Read Story
Lori Miller Obtains a Defense Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital in Snow and Ice Case» Read Story
Lori Miller and Lucille Bitterman Obtain Dismissal in Philadelphia Hospital Case» Read Story
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.
Congratulations to Lori Miller and Richard Castagna for Being Included in The Best Lawyers© List For 2021» Read Story
Lori Miller Presents GMR Insurance Claims Seminar “Tips and Tools for Good Faith Claims Handling in the UM/UIM Arena in 2020”» Read Story
Lori Miller Recognized by 2020 Best Lawyers Women in the Law» Read Story
Lori Miller, Joe Petka and Jessica Smeriglio are set to present “Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! Investigating Early, Preserving Evidence, Avoiding Horror Stories” at the University Risk Management and Insurance Association’s Conference on April 16» Read Story
Judge Jacqueline Allen Together with Lori Miller Hosted a Women of Tomorrow® Empowerment Event at City Hall» Read Story
Congratulations to Lori Miller and Richard Castagna for Being Included in The Best Lawyers© List For 2020» Read Story
Lori Miller Selected as 2019 Professional Excellence Award Winner by The Legal Intelligencer» Read Story
Lori Miller Featured in Invest: Philadelphia 2019 Article “Law and Order: Second to None”» Read Story
Lori Miller Chosen as a Best Lawyer in America for the Second Year in a Row» Read Story
GMR CEO Lori Miller Participated in The Legal Intelligencer’s 2018 “Women in the Law Roundtable Discussion”» Read Story
Executive Leaders Radio Features Interview with GMR CEO Lori Miller» Read Story
Claire Neiger & Lori Miller Presented at PAHCRM’s Annual Fall Conference» Read Story
Lori Miller Presents Goldberg, Miller and Rubin Insurance Claims Seminar, “Claims Investigation-Avoiding Bad Faith” 2002, 2003, 2004, 2018» Read Story
Lori Miller Featured in the American Lawyer’s Article “Data Shows Female Lawyers Are Moving Up Faster in #MeToo Era”» Read Story
Lori Miller Featured in Capital Analytics article “Who Run Philadelphia? Girls.”» Read Story
As featured in the ABA Commission on Women, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly.com, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Legal Intelligencer, Lori Miller Elected as Goldberg, Miller & Rubin’s First CEO and Appoints Dana Koos Managing Partner of the Firm’s New York Office» Read Story
As published in the Wall Street Journal, March 2018, Lori Miller & Richard Castagna Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America List» Read Story
Lori Miller and Matthew Moroney were speakers at the Greater Philadelphia Executive Claims Council Spring Conference held at Temple University Hospital» Read Story
Lori Miller Featured Panelist at the PDI Annual Conference» Read Story
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
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