James Fox Miller
Areas of Practice
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1965
Ohio State University, B.S., Economics, 1962
Florida and Illinois
James Fox Miller specializes in family law and is involved in numerous complex commercial litigation cases in various states. He is AV rated, a member of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a Charter member of the College of Family Law Trial Lawyers. Mr. Miller has once again been named in all editions of the Best Lawyers in America; 2013 marks 30 years. In addition, Mr. Miller is named as one of Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers In America - one of seven family law practitioners so named in 2005, and one of six so named in 2006. Mr. Miller has been an expert witness on numerous aspects of family law.
Mr. Miller was President of his local Bar Association, served eight years on Grievance Committees and five years on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar. While a member of the Board of Governors, he was Chair of The Florida Bar's budget committee and also served on the Disciplinary Review Committee. He has also served as Special Bar Counsel for The Florida Bar in several very large and high profile grievance matters. Serving as the President of The Florida Bar from 1990-1991, Mr. Miller was one of the few family law specialists to ever hold the position.
A frequent writer and teacher of family law both in Florida and around the United States, Mr. Miller has taught the Florida Bridge The Gap program in family law to over 5,000 young Florida lawyers. He frequently participates in programs for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Continuing Legal Education in family law matters throughout the Country. For many years, he was on the faculty of the American Academy teaching and certifying family law arbitrators in various states. Mr. Miller has also taught the family law track at the Judicial College for Florida Circuit Judges. He has taught on an adjunct basis at the University of Miami School of Law, University of Florida School of Law, Nova Southeastern University School of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law.
Mr. Miller's article and lectures on attorneys' fees and value billing have been given particular attention and growing acceptance. He has also lectured and written extensively on many other subjects including negotiation tactics, prenuptial agreements, trial strategies, ethics, preparation of witnesses for depositions, trials and mediation.
Mr. Miller is Board Certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar, has Chaired the Florida Bar Family Law Section Legislative Committee and served as Board of Governor liaison to the Family Law Section and the Family Law Certification Committee. For several years he participated in writing and grading the Family Law Certification Exam and remains active in The Florida Bar having Chaired the Discovery Committee for the Family Law Rules of Procedure. He served for six years as a member of ABA House of Delegates and continues to be active lecturing throughout the United States on various family law subjects. Mr. Miller chaired the National Academy's Committee on Attorney's Fees for three years, and served a three year term on Florida's Judicial Council having been appointed by Florida's Chief Justice. He also served as a member of the Federal Courts Oversight Commission for the Southern District of Florida.
In addition to being one of the country’s top matrimonial lawyers for fifty years, Mr. Miller has been involved in numerous major commercial and contested estate litigations and has lectured extensively on civil trial preparation and strategies.
Mr. Miller has vast experience and expertise in the negotiation and preparation of complex Prenuptial Agreements, and particularly involving high net worth individuals where one party is a citizen of a country other than the United States.
Mr. Miller has also been active in community activities having served on his County's United Way Board of Directors, President of Temple El and President of the Jewish Family Service of Broward County.
Selected Professional Awards and Associations
American Bar Association (including six years in House of Delegates)
The Florida Bar (Member, Executive Committee, Family Law Section, 1981-1984; Member, Board of Governors, 1986; Budget Chairman, 1988-1989; President, 1990-1991)
South Broward County Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1971-1973; President, 1976-1977)
Broward County Bar Association (Member, Grievance Committee, 1976-1979; Chairman, 1984-1986; Chairman, Family Law Section, 1981-1982)
The Curse of the Legal Profession, The Florida Bar Journal, President's Page
Person With The Butter, The Florida Bar Journal, President's Page, September 1990
You've Done Nothing But Complain Since You Walked In Here, The Florida Bar Journal, Volume LXIV, No. 7, July/August 1990, at 10
Bifurcation of Dissolution of Marriage Actions, The Florida Bar Journal, November 1961, at 755
Ten Attorneys' Fees Commandments
The Metaphysics of Settlement; How I Settle My Cases (or Get Them Ready For Trial), 2006 AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce, February 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Training Institute; Cleveland, Ohio; January 27-28, 2006; "Advantages and Disadvantages of Matrimonial Arbitration"; "Lawyer-Client Conference; Arbitrator Selection"; "Arbitration Preparation for the Litigator"; "Arbitration Fees and Costs"
Kentucky Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Institute Workshop, Louisville, Kentucky, August 20-21, 2004; "Advantages and Disadvantages of Matrimonial Arbitration"; "Arbitration Agreements and Court Orders for Arbitration"; "Preparing for Arbitration as a Litigator; You and Your Client"; "Arbitration Fees and Costs"
Attorneys' Fees, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Hilton Head Island, August 1, 2002;
Alternatives to Hourly Billing, The North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 5-6, 2000
The Metaphysics of Divorce in the 21st Century, The Florida Bar Family Law Section and The Florida Supreme Court, Family Court Steering Committee Family Law Superstars and Symposium on the 21st Century Family; Tampa, Florida, November 16, 2000
Pre-Nuptial Agreements, An Advanced Seminar on Family Law, Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fourth Annual Symposium, Ellicott City, Maryland, October 11, 1999
Ethical Problems for the Family Law Practitioner, Nevada State Bar Association
Negotiating Marital Settlement Agreements and Preparing for Trial, Nevada State Bar Association
The Metaphysics of Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Association
What Every Jury Trial Lawyer Should Know About Non-Jury Trials, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Principles to Follow as a Divorce Lawyer, Missouri Bar Association
Executive Compensation, National Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois
Attorneys' Fees, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois
Boies, Schiller & Flexner Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Florida’s Best Lawyers (November 13, 2015)
54 BSF Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers in 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 Super Lawyers)
Eighteen BSF Attorneys Named 2011 Super Lawyers (Recognition)
Eleven BSF Attorneys Named 2010 Florida Super Lawyers (2010 Florida Super Lawyers)
Ten BSF Attorneys Named 2009 Florida Super Lawyers (2009 Florida Super Lawyers)
Firm Report: July 2008 (07.28.2008)