General Information

Year founded: 2006
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Overview

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Miller Barondess, LLP is a Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in litigation, including trial, arbitration, and appellate proceedings in California and around the country. Trial lawyer Skip Miller founded the firm in 2006 with his sons Dan and Jim and partners Mark Barondess and Sasha Frid.

Our firm’s size and team structure allow us the flexibility to provide tailored counsel and personalized services in a highly efficient manner. We represent individuals, businesses, and public and private entities in a wide range of sectors, including intellectual property, technology, real estate, healthcare, securities, entertainment and music, sports, consumer products, patents, insurance, retail, environmental, licensing and branding, financial services, and government. Clients frequently hire the firm to “save the day” before trial, and other law firms bring in Miller Barondess when their clients need a trial team.

Trials and Appeals

Our record of success lies in working with clients strategically, considering the potential downside risks of trials and appeals, and making the most of opportunities to develop the law. Our team's procedural expertise, rigorous research, careful record review, creativity, and top-notch writing skills help clients achieve wins, keep their wins, and reverse their losses in appeals.

Mediations

Recognizing that it is often in the client's best interest to resolve a case, our team advises clients on the strategic considerations involved in mediation. Our mediation strategy incorporates the client's short- and long-term goals and overall considerations of conserving time, stress, and resources. Our team has been highly successful in achieving significant mediation settlements through innovative negotiation strategies.

Rankings

Miller Barondess LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Metro Rankings

Los Angeles
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Miller Barondess excels at legal strategy. They are aggressive but not overly aggressive.

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Regional Rankings

Los Angeles
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 for Real Estate Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Health Care
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Miller Barondess LLP has 5 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Miller Barondess LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • L.A. Times B2B Publishing, Business of Law Magazine "Top 100 Law Firms in Los Angeles" and "Top 25 Law Firms in Litigation"
  • Los Angeles Business Journal "Leaders of Influence: Women Attorneys"
  • Los Angeles Business Journal "LA 500 Most Influential People"
  • Daily Journal "Top Labor & Employment Lawyers"
  • Los Angeles Business Journal "Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys"
  • Los Angeles Business Journal "Best Law Firms"
  • Variety "Legal Impact Report"
  • US News "Best Lawyers in America"
  • US News "Best Law Firms"
  • National Law Journal "Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 Verdicts 2018"
  • National Law Journal "Top Verdicts and Settlements 2018"
  • Daily Journal "Top Litigation Boutiques" 2021
  • Daily Journal "Top 40 Under 40"
  • Daily Journal "Top Women Lawyers"
  • Billboard "Top Music Lawyers"
  • Los Angeles Business Journal "Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys"
  • Daily Journal "Top Verdict" 2017
  • Los Angeles Business Journal "Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40's"
  • Daily Journal "Top Appellate Reversals" 2021
  • Daily Journal "Top 100 Lawyers"
  • Daily Journal "Top Defense Verdicts" 2020

Main Location

Los Angeles, CA
2121 Avenue of the Stars, 26th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States
310-552-4400 Call our Los Angeles, CA location at 310-552-4400 Get Directions Get directions to our Los Angeles, CA location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Jim M. Miller
COO/CFO
Don Karr

Contacts

Director of Administration
DeDe Drenning
COO/CFO
Don Karr
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