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Kerry J. Miller
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Phone: (504) 599-8194
Fax: (504) 599-8145
Email: Kerry J. Miller
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PRACTICE AREAS
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort & Class Actions
Products Liability
Energy & Environmental

EDUCATION
Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1996, J.D.
Honors: Order of the Coif
Honors: Gertler Law Review Award, Best Casenote, v. 70, Tulane L. Rev.
Law Review: Tulane Law Review

Louisiana State University, 1992, B.A.

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute

AWARDS & HONORS:
Best Lawyers in America, Mass Torts Litigation, 2009-2015

Leadership in Law, Top 50 Attorneys in New Orleans, 2013

LAW CLERK:
Honorable James L. Dennis, Circuit Judge, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal,1996-1997



Frilot partner Kerry J. Miller is the co-leader of the firm's Mass Tort and Class Actions Practice Area. Mr. Miller has been court appointed lead attorney for several high-profile and high-impact cases, including litigation stemming from the BP oil spill, cases involving Chinese Drywall, and litigation related to the Murphy oil spill in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Miller has written extensively about the latest developments in class action and complex litigation law. In addition to his written accomplishments, Mr. Miller has been called to present his class action expertise to clients, at seminars, and in continuing education programs.

Mr. Miller has been quoted or referenced multiple times in the Wall Street Journal on various complex litigation issues, and has been quoted on ABC News and Bloomberg. Mr. Miller has also been frequently quoted in The Times Picayune, and he has been interviewed by nearly all TV and news radio stations in the New Orleans area in complex litigation matters.

In 2011, Mr. Miller was selected as a Best Lawyer in America in the area of Mass Tort Litigation. He also received an invitation from the People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs' Law Delegation to China to participate in their 2010 Continuing Legal Education program. Mr. Miller graduated from Tulane Law School, Order of the Coif, and was a member of the Tulane Law Review. He then worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable James L. Dennis, Circuit Judge, in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.

PUBLICATIONS

Mr. Miller has published the following works:

'Class Action Litigation Crisis: Proactive Management Strategies for Corporate Counsel', BNA, Inc., Vol. 5, No. 22, p. 819, November 26, 2004

'Class Action Statute of Limitation and Tolling Issues: Practitioners Better Beware, Class Actions & Derivative Suits', Vol. 14, No. 3, Summer, 2004

'Class Litigation Gone Wild: The 'No-Injury' Phenomenon', vol. 4, Class Action Litigation, No. 5, p. 390, May 23, 2003

'The Use of the Class Action Device in Agricultural Products Litigation', 6 Drake Agricultural Law Journal 175, 2001

'The Rigorous Analysis Test at Work', Class Action Report, p. 391, Sept. 22, 2000

'The Use of Class Actions in Genetically Modified Agricultural Products Cases and Other User-Specific Products Cases', vol. 15, Legal Backgrounder, No. 40, Washington Legal Foundation, July 28, 2000

'Some Practical Considerations for Defending and Settling Products Liability and Consumer Class Actions', 74 Tul. L. Rev. 2125, 2000

'Interpreting the Term 'Created' in Policy Exclusion 3(a)' (Co-Author), Practicing Law Institute, Real Estate Law and Practice Court Handbook Series, November, 1998

'The New Forced Heirship Law, its Implementing Legislation, and Major Substantive Policy Changes of the Louisiana State Law Institute's Proposed Comprehensive Revision of the Successions and Donations Law', 71 Tul.L.Rev. 223, 1996

'Cajun Electric Power Cooperative v. Central Louisiana Electric Company: The Fifth Circuit Establishes Sound Precedent in an Appointment-of-a-Trustee-in-Bankruptcy Case', 70 Tul.L.Rev. 1645, 1996

Mr. Miller has made the following presentations & seminars:

'Globalization and Litigation: Challenges Presented in Domestic Litigation Involving Foreign Products', American Bar Association Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 2010

'Hurricane Katrina and 'The 2005 Murphy Oil Spill', Natural Gas Claims & Litigation Association, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 2008

'Living and Litigating in Katrina's Aftermath', Practising Law Institute Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006

Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. National Business Institute Seminar, A Critical Update on the Class Action Fairness Act, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 20, 2005

'Defending and Resolving Toxic Tort and Products Liability Class Actions; Ethical Pitfalls in Defending Class Actions'. National Business Institute Seminar, Litigating the Class Action Lawsuit in Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 7, 2005

'Mass Tort Class Actions in LA: Past, Present and Future.' Tulane Law School's CLE by the Hour, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 28, 2004

'Class Action '2003 Developments' Legislative Amendments Federal and State Jurisprudence' Tulane Law School's CLE by the Hour, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 30, 2003