Ryan D. Miller

  • Partner
  • Riverside, California Office

Ryan D. Miller is the managing partner of our Riverside, CA office. He is a civil litigator and focuses his practice on public entity defense, personal injury, labor and employment law, medical malpractice, and premises liability.

Overview

Ryan D. Miller is the managing partner of our Riverside, CA office.  He is a civil litigator and focuses his practice on public entity defense, personal injury, labor and employment law, medical malpractice, and premises liability.

Mr. Miller joined the Firm in 2011 and has had consistent success ever since.  In 2017 he won a settlement worth over $4.8 million for clients in a wrongful death case.  In 2018 he won a defense verdict for clients after an eight week jury trial involving allegations of sexual harassment against an employer.  Mr. Miller is committed to doing all he can for CMDA clients.

Education

Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2006

University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 2003

Presentations & Articles

Presentation to California Schools Joint Powers Authorities: “Employment Practices Liability Update,” October 19, 2016

Presentation to California Schools Joint Power Authorities on Athletic Liability for Schools, March 23, 2016

Presentation to California Schools Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors on Impeachment Evidence from OSINT, November 10, 2015

Published Articles

Representative Cases

Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace (Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino)
Plaintiff and her minor child sued a school district and one of its Principals over allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, stalking, false imprisonment, and violations of the Bane Act.   After a contentious 8 week jury trial the jury awarded the school district a defense verdict

Wrongful Death (Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino)
Plaintiffs were the surviving family of a fatal motorcycle accident.  Mr. Miller sued the driver and the entities responsible for a dangerous condition at an intersection that was under construction.  After taking the other driver’s deposition the defendants settled for over $4.8 million.

Premises Liability (Superior Court of California, County of Orange)
A plaintiff sued after tripping over a hole in grass while employed by another entity that was using this CMDA client’s property.  Mr. Miller cross-complained against the plaintiff’s employer who had an indemnity agreement with this CMDA client.  After the trial judge denied Mr. Miller’s motion for summary judgment, Mr. Miller appealed to the Fourth District Court of Appeals where the appellate court overturned the trial court’s decision.  Eventually the cross defendant agreed to pay all attorney fees and costs for defending the action.

Premises Liability (Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino)
Plaintiff sued a CMDA client after tripping and fracturing her hip on the sidewalk outside the client’s property.  Mr. Miller won a motion for summary judgment, eliminating the need to go to trial.

Jurisdiction and Court Admissions

California State Courts
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2006

University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 2003