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2435 Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood, Florida 33020

Tel: 954.924.0300 Fax: 954.924.0311

James Fox Miller attended the University of Michigan from 1957 to 1960, graduated from Ohio State University in 1962 and has a J.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1965. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the Illinois Bar, as well as the United States Supreme Court and United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Miller specializes in family law although he also has been involved in numerous complex commercial litigation. He is AV rated, is a member of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a Charter member of the College of Family Law Trial Lawyers. Mr. Miller has been named in all editions of The Best Lawyers in America and is named as one of Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers In America – one of seven family law practitioners so named in 2005, and one of six so named in 2006. He has handled complex litigation cases in numerous states.


A “Bar junkie”, Mr. Miller was President of his local Bar Association, served eight years on Grievance Committees and five years on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. While a member of the Board of Governors, he was Chair of The Florida Bar’s budget committee and also served on the Disciplinary Review Committee. He has also served as Special Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar in several very large and high profile grievance matters. Mr. Miller is one of the few family law specialists who has ever served as President of a State Bar, having served as President of The Florida Bar in 1990-91.


A frequent writer and teacher of family law both in Florida and around the United States, Mr. Miller has taught the Florida Bridge The Gap program in family law to over 5,000 young Florida lawyers. He frequently participates in programs for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Continuing Legal Education in family law matters throughout the Country. For many years, he was on the faculty of the American Academy teaching and certifying family law arbitrators in various states. He has also taught the family law track at the Judicial College for Florida Circuit Judges. He has taught on an adjunct basis at the University of Miami School of Law, University of Florida School of Law, Nova Southeastern University School of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law. 2 Mr. Miller’s article and lectures on attorneys’ fees and value billing have been given particular attention and growing acceptance. He has also lectured and written extensively on many other subjects including negotiation tactics, trial strategies, ethics, preparation of witnesses for depositions, trials, and mediation.


Mr. Miller has also been active in community activities having served on his County’s United Way Board of Directors, President of Temple El and President of the Jewish Family Service of Broward County. He has been married to Barbara Miller for 49 years and has three children -- Beth, Charles, who practices law with him, and Steven, formerly a corporate associate at Boies, Schiller & Flexner and currently in-house counsel for a BSF client. Mr. Miller is Board Certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar, has Chaired The Florida Bar Family Law Section Legislative Committee and served as Board of Governor liaison to the Family Law Section and the Family Law Certification Committee. For several years he participated in writing and grading the Family Law Certification Exam and remains active in The Florida Bar having Chaired the Discovery Committee for the Family Law Rules of Procedure.


He served for six years as a member of ABA House of Delegates and continues to be active lecturing throughout the United States on various family law subjects. Mr. Miller chaired the National Academy’s Committee on Attorney’s Fees for three years, and served a three year term on Florida’s Judicial Council having been appointed by Florida’s Chief Justice. He also served as a member of the Federal Courts Oversight Commission for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Miller has been an expert witness on numerous aspects of family law.




The Curse of the Legal Profession, The Florida Bar Journal, President’s Page

Person With The Butter, The Florida Bar Journal, President’s Page, September 1990

You’ve Done Nothing But Complain Since You Walked In Here, The Florida Bar Journal, Volume LXIV, No. 7, July/August 1990, at 10

Bifurcation of Dissolution of Marriage Actions, The Florida Bar Journal, November 1961, at 755

Ten Attorneys’ Fees Commandments

Preparing The Client For Hearings, Mediation, Depositions and Trial Strategies with Respect to Prenuptial Agreements




2006 AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, February 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada; “The Metaphysics of Settlement; How I Settle My Cases (or Get Them Ready For Trial)”


American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Training Institute; Cleveland, Ohio; January 27-28, 2006; “Advantages and Disadvantages of Matrimonial Arbitration”; “LawyerClient Conference; Arbitrator Selection”; “Arbitration Preparation for the Litigator”; “Arbitration Fees and Costs”


Kentucky Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Institute Workshop, Louisville, Kentucky, August 20-21, 2004; “Advantages and Disadvantages of Matrimonial Arbitration”; “Arbitration Agreements and Court Orders for Arbitration”; “Preparing for Arbitration as a Litigator; You and Your Client”; “Arbitration Fees and Costs”


South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Hilton Head Island, August 1, 2002; “Attorneys’ Fees”


The North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 5-6, 2000; “Alternatives to Hourly Billing” The Florida Bar Family Law Section and The Florida Supreme Court, Family Court Steering Committee Family Law Superstars and Symposium on the 21st Century Family; Tampa, Florida, November 16, 2000; “The Metaphysics of Divorce in the 21st Century”


Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fourth Annual Symposium, “An Advanced Seminar on Family Law”; Ellicott City, Maryland, October 11, 1999; “PreNuptial Agreements”


Nevada Bar, “Ethical Problems for the Family Law Practitioner” Nevada Bar, “Negotiating Marital Settlement Agreements and Preparing for Trial”


Pennsylvania Bar, “The Metaphysics of Divorce”


Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, “What Every Jury Trial Lawyer Should Know About NonJury Trials”


Missouri Bar, “Principles to Follow as a Divorce Lawyer”


National Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, “Executive Compensation”


International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, “Attorneys’ Fees”


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