David S. Miller, Attorney at Law

I use my large Corporation Experience for Small Businesses, serving Ventura and Los Angeles Counties for your Wills, Trusts, Probate & Estate Planning needs

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Firm Overview

I established my practice in 2004 after leaving my position as General Counsel for a large aerospace corporation in Los Angeles. Although I began as a generalist and have practiced in a wide variety of legal areas, I am now focusing more closely on the legal issues of small businesses as well as estate planning, general civil litigation, and criminal law.

My practice most often focuses on small business issues, including business formation, transactional (contracts and agreements), litigation and dispute resolution, collections, employment issues, and virtually all other legal matters that confront the small business owner.

Example cases

Typical Recent Cases: Wiley v. City of Simi Valley (Violation of Civil Rights - Federal, Central District); Lussier v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation (Products Liability - Ventura, East County); Coronado v. Samson, Coldwell Banker (Real Estate Fraud - L.A., Chatworth); Loiseau v. Neal (Insurance Fraud - Travis County, Texas District Court); Ruffinen v. Fedder (Partnership Dispute - Ventura, East County); People v. Root, (Vehicular Homicide - Merced County); Barry Sandler Enterprises v. Gentile (Business Dispute - L.A., Downtown).

Main Office

Main
4333 Park Terrace Drive
Suite 120
Westlake Village  CA  91361

Phone
  • (805) 230-1120
Fax
  • (805) 379-1292

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. I am willing to meet for an hour at no charge so that the client can determine whether they believe I am the right lawyer for them and I can decide whether I am willing to take the case.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I often will set a fixed price for estate plans, business formation, and certain criminal matters. The price will vary depending upon the issues involved.

Hourly Rates

$250

Office Information

Office Hours

Generally Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:30,
or by appointment.

Emergency After Hours

No

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Small businesses cannot afford a full time legal counsel, yet they often face legal issues and disputes that could wipe them out. I felt that I could apply my years of corporate experience to the small businessperson and enable them to overcome these legal obstacles.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is helpful for the client to have an understanding of the basic legal issues that they are facing. This often makes our discussions and my advice more understandable and useful to them.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to do so. In transactional matters, this can be very helpful by saving the client money as well as ensuring the correct details are included in the transaction. I strongly recommend, however, that the client involve a lawyer at the outset to ultimately avoid unnecessary effort.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I have done this in the past and am willing to do so in the future as long as the client fully understands the risks.

David S. Miller

For six years I was the West Coast General Counsel for Bae Systems Aircraft Controls, a UK-based aerospace corporation. I performed all legal services for three West Coast facilities and supported several other offices across the nation. My work included significant transactional and contractual matters, major acquisitions, government and international contract drafting and negotiations, import/ export control, complex litigation management, support of legal issues related to employment, and many other matters.

My fourteen years in the corporate world prior to law school gave me a great foundation on which to build a business law practice.

Writing, problem solving, persuading, analyzing - I always seek to evaluate each situation and realistically understand what will be the best result for the client, and fight for that result.

Personal interests:

I am a martial artist; I have horses, dogs, and cats; I love to hike and camp.

License
  • Bar Number: 195634
    California , 1998
Education
  • Loyola Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    Los Angeles, CA
    Prior to transferring to Loyola, I attended Whittier Law School where I was ranked first in my class, earned two American Jurisprudence Awards, was on the Whittier Law Review, was named the West Publishing Outstanding Scholar, and competed on the Jessup International Moot Court as a Whittier representative.

    At Loyola, I served as the Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola International and Comparative Law Journal, competed in the Scott Moot Court, and finished in the top 20% of my class.
  • California State University, Northridge
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science , 1992
    Northridge, CA
  • Loyola Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    Los Angeles, CA
    Prior to transferring to Loyola, I attended Whittier Law School where I was ranked first in my class, earned two American Jurisprudence Awards, was on the Whittier Law Review, was named the West Publishing Outstanding Scholar, and competed on the Jessup International Moot Court as a Whittier representative.

    At Loyola, I served as the Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola International and Comparative Law Journal, competed in the Scott Moot Court, and finished in the top 20% of my class.
  • California State University, Northridge
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science , 1992
    Northridge, CA
  • Loyola Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    Los Angeles, CA
    Prior to transferring to Loyola, I attended Whittier Law School where I was ranked first in my class, earned two American Jurisprudence Awards, was on the Whittier Law Review, was named the West Publishing Outstanding Scholar, and competed on the Jessup International Moot Court as a Whittier representative.

    At Loyola, I served as the Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola International and Comparative Law Journal, competed in the Scott Moot Court, and finished in the top 20% of my class.
  • California State University, Northridge
    Bachelor of Arts, Political Science , 1992
    Northridge, CA

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