Allen Miller has extensive trial experience and maintains an active practice in the area of commercial and tort litigation. He concentrates his practice in the areas of general business torts, casualty litigation, professional malpractice, construction litigation, banking and lender liability, class-action litigation, bankruptcy litigation, products liability, trade secrets litigation and a variety of other corporate litigation matters. Allen has extensive experience in complex commercial matters.
Allen has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in all aspects of construction including claim drafting and counseling during construction and claims resolution in state and federal courts. He has handled construction disputes involving both private and public entities. Allen has represented owners, tenants, contractors and sub-contractors in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi. He regularly represents clients in matters involving various aspects of the construction process, including delay claims, claims involving construction and design defects, lien claims, and claims involving performance and payment bonds. Allen has litigated claims involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, construction and/or design defects, negligence, unjust enrichment and construction liens.
His professional liability practice involves litigation and trial defense of errors and omissions (E&O), directors and officers (D&O), and professional malpractice claims. Allen’s professional and quasi-professional subject matters include insurance agents and brokers; attorneys; real estate and title agents; accountants/CPAs; architects, engineers and design professionals; and directors and officers.
He has handled a substantial number of cases from inception through resolution at trial, appeal and alternative dispute resolution where appropriate. His experience includes, without limitation, first chair litigation counsel in many successful bench and jury trials in state and federal court. Allen is solely responsible for the litigation strategy and handling of cases for several institutional firm clients and regularly supervises commercial litigation associates and paralegals. He regularly represents national Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies and educational institutions in federal and state litigation and disputes throughout the Gulf Coast.
In the community, Allen is a graduate of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, a Chairman of the St. Augustine High School Board of Directors as well as a member of Benjamin Franklin High School Board of Directors. He is also a member of the CASA New Orleans Board of Directors and serves as Board Chair for the City of New Orleans’ Ethics Review Board.