E. Powell Miller has been named one of the Top 10 lawyers in Michigan for three consecutive years, from 2009-2011, by SuperLawyers Magazine, and in 2010, the was the sole recipient of the Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year in the category of Bet-The-Company Litigation – Detroit Area for 2010. Previously, he was recognized as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Michigan in 2006, 2007, and 2008, and he has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005.
Mr. Miller focuses his practice on all aspects of litigation. He has been retained by many Fortune 500 and other clients to represent them in litigation throughout the United States, including in Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, California, Colorado and Indiana.
Mr. Miller recently won a trial in a high profile, multi-million dollar lawsuit on behalf of a Fortune 100 automotive supplier. In fact, he has never lost a trial – with eleven consecutive victories, including verdicts in excess of $5 million, $10 million and $23 million.
Mr. Miller has also obtained in excess of $700 million in settlements over the last few years. These settlements are regularly among the top two or three in Michigan each year.
Mr. Miller currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Wayne State University Law School Board of Visitors and as a Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Procedures Subcommittee on class actions and multi-district litigation. He lectures regularly on securities litigation at the University of Michigan School of Law. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Law School teaching trial practice. In addition, Mr. Miller was invited to speak at a continuing legal education seminar on securities fraud class actions specifically focusing on securities and financial class actions.
Mr. Miller graduated third in his class from Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude, in 1986. He was named to the honor society, Order of the Coif and he was an Editor of the Wayne Law Review. In 1986, Mr. Miller joined the Detroit law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, where he was elected partner in 1990. In 1994, he formed his own firm.
Mr. Miller has been recognized as a top debater in the United States. He won first place at the Harvard University National Debate Tournament as a freshman at Georgetown University. He also represented Georgetown in a special international debating exhibition against the Oxford Debating Union of Great Britain.