Gary L. Miller

Gary Miller has been a civil trial attorney since being admitted to the bar in 1983. He holds a B.S., with distinction, from the United States Naval Academy and obtained his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida. Gary has tried property damage, personal injury and many other insurance related cases throughout Florida. He enjoys public speaking and has often addressed the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) on a number of property and insurance law related topics. He is a member of the Distinguished Justice Advocates, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was selected as a Florida Super Lawyer and Finance Monthly Lawyer of the Year for 2017. His AVVO.com attorney rating is “Superb.” Though his practice focuses on advocating for individuals, Gary has also represented a wide range of clients during his career, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Major League Baseball teams. He has also represented a number of award winning professional athletes and members of the entertainment industry. He is a successful masters track athlete, having won the Florida state 800m and 1500m age group titles on multiple occasions. When not practicing law or running, he can often be found playing his well worn Fender Stratocaster guitar. Gary and his wife, Cindy, reside in Odessa, Florida and support a number of youth related and other charitable organizations.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Freemon & Miller, P.A., Tampa, Florida. Shareholder. Civil trial attorney, first party property, personal injury, construction, insurance and bad faith litigation, (2005- present);
  • Law Office Gary L Miller, Managing attorney, senior trial attorney, Staff Counsel, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and associated companies, offices in Tampa, Palm Beach Gardens and Hollywood, Florida. Insurance related litigation, defense. (1992 – 2005); John Meyer Award Nominee
  • Butler, Burnette & Pappas, Tampa, Florida. Tampa, Florida. Insurance related litigation, defense, (1992);
  • Burke, Sakai, McPheeters, Bordner & Gilardy. Honolulu, Hawaii. Shareholder. Insurance related litigation, plaintiff and defense. (1983 -1991);
  • United States Marine Corps. Financial Management Officer, Comptroller. (1975-1980). Letter of Commendation, Commanding General, First Marine Brigade

Certifications

  • Circuit Civil Mediation Certificate (Florida)
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator (Hawaii)

Education

  • University of Florida, College of Law – J.D., with Honors, 1982
    – Academic Award – Federal Income Taxation
    – Phi Delta Phi
  • United States Naval Academy – B.S., with Distinction, 1975
    – Harry E. Ward Medal – Academics
    – Maas Prize – Academics
    – Olmsted Scholarship Nominee
    – Chairman, Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / RECOGNITION

  • The Florida Bar
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2017
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • AVVO.com Superb Rated Attorney
  • Lawyer of the Year Finance Monthly 2017

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker, On Being An Ethical Superhero, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA), 2017
  • Speaker, View From the Other Side, Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA), 2016
  • Speaker, Florida Law Update, National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) , 2015
  • Speaker, Public Adjusting 101, FAPIA 2008 -2013
  • Speaker, WIND Regional Symposium, 2011-2012
  • Speaker, Arbitration, Stetson University College of Law, 2009
  • Speaker, Evidence for Public Adjusters, FAPIA 2007
  • Speaker, The Assault on Attorney Fees: Issues and Answers, FAPIA 2006
  • Speaker, Recent Legal Developments, FAPIA 2005
  • Speaker, The Tripartite Relationship, FFIC National Managers Meeting 2004
  • Speaker, Medical Issues for Paralegals, EduTech Training Centers 1999
  • Speaker, Local Government Liability in Florida, Claims Seminar 1998
  • Speaker, Medicare, Medicaid and HMO Liens, Claims Seminar 1996
  • Speaker, Collateral Sources in Florida, Claims Seminar 1993

INTERESTS & AFFILATIONS

  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
  • Wounded Warriors Project
  • Save the Children
  • Florida Special Olympics
  • USATF Florida
  • Center for Spiritual Living
  • Amateur musician and guitarist