I. Matthew Miller is Of Counsel to the firm. For more than 25 years, Mr. Miller has concentrated his practice on real estate litigation, the representation of property owners and managers of rental property, and commercial and civil litigation. Mr. Miller has successfully handled thousands of landlord-tenant cases throughout Michigan and numerous significant district court, circuit court, and appellate court matters statewide arising out of the representation of real estate clients, both as plaintiff and defendant. Mr. Miller is Michigan counsel to the National Apartment Association for its national standardized lease program.
Mr. Miller graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A., with distinction, and with high honors in Political Science in 1991 and from the Wayne State University Law School in 1994. While at Michigan, Mr. Miller finished in 4th place in the 1990 Jeopardy! College Championship. During his scholastic career, Mr. Miller interned for Sen. Carl Levin, Hon. Bernard Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Hon. Dorothy Comstock Riley, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.
A member of the State Bars of Michigan, Florida and Colorado, Mr. Miller has successfully litigated matters in Florida, Illinois, and Arkansas, as well as before the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Florida Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Miller was selected to the Michigan SuperLawyers list for Real Estate during 2018-2022, and as a DBusiness Top Lawyer in 2019-2020.
Since 2007, Mr. Miller has served as the Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Property Management Association of Michigan (PMAM), a statewide apartment industry organization. He was awarded the 2020 Business Person of the Year Award from the PMAM. He is also a four-time recipient of the PMAM President’s Award for his service to the organization. While serving as Chair, Mr. Miller has helped draft a number of bills which have been enacted into law and others which remain under consideration in the Michigan Legislature to benefit the rental housing industry. He has also served as Chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Michigan Region and is an Associate National Commissioner of the ADL.