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Douglas J. Miller

Douglas J. Miller
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E-mail: dmiller@hagehodes.com

Practice Areas

Personal Injury and Intentional Tort Litigation
Business and Civil Litigation
Administrative Law
Workers Compensation
Criminal Law, including White Collar Defense

Experience

Mr. Miller has been practicing law for over thirty years. While attending law school in Chicago he worked for law firms and interned with the United States Attorney’ Office for The Northern District of Illinois. He passed the Indiana Bar exam before his graduation from law school. During his first seven years of practice he represented the United States as a federal prosecutor in Chicago and New Hampshire conducting federal grand jury investigations, prosecuting federal felony jury trials, and briefing and arguing appeals before the First and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. He entered private practice in 1986, practicing with the Concord law firm of Hall, Morse, Anderson, Miller & Spinella, P.C. and its predecessor firms from 1986 through 2011, and joined Hage Hodes PA in 2012. Mr. Miller has focused his practice on:

  • Representing individuals and estates victimized by negligence, injurious automobile accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, work related accidents, intentional sexual abuse, assaults, skiing accidents, negligent premises maintenance and supervision, negligent highway design and maintenance actions, and other torts.
  • Defending, and advising individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, schools, and estates in relating to tort and statutory claims and actions involving motor vehicle, aircraft, and propane gas explosion accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, food poisoning, premises liability, product liability, asbestos and environmental contamination and exposure, and work related accidents.
  • Representing insureds and insurers in insurance coverage litigation construing automobile, homeowners, commercial and general liability, health insurance, long term care and credit life insurance policies.
  • Representing individuals and businesses before regulatory, professional licensing and disciplinary boards.
  • Representing individuals and businesses in employment and commercial litigation, including Uniform Trade Secret Act, Consumer Protection Act, and wage claim litigation.
  • Representing the criminally accused and their impacted associates in state and federal courts on felony and misdemeanor charges, investigations, and federal forfeiture actions, including complex fraud, theft, federal tax evasion, conspiracy, money laundering, and drug distribution matters, DWI / DUI charges, and representing those subpoenaed before grand juries.
  • Briefing and arguing appeals to the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Selected Appeals

  • Gannett v. Merchants Mut. Ins. Co., 131 N.H. 266 (1988) (settlement agreement enforcement)
  • U.S. v. Brown, 938 F.2d 1482 (1st Cir. 1991), cert denied, 502 U.S. 992 (1991) (federal criminal defense)
  • N.H. v. Weeks, 137 N.H. 687 (1993) (state criminal defense)
  • U.S. v. Spector, 55 F3d 22 (1st Cir. 1995) (federal criminal defense)
  • Mahan v. State of N.H.,141 N.H. 747 (1997) (plaintiff’s personal injury, premises liability)
  • Laramie v. Sears, Roebuck & Company, 142 N.H. 653 (1998) (product liability defense)

Admissions/Courts

Mr. Miller is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in New Hampshire and U.S. District Court of Vermont. He is also admitted in the federal First Circuit (Boston) and Seventh Circuit (Chicago) Courts of Appeals and the Northern District of Illinois. He has also been admitted to the state courts of Indiana and Illinois where he is currently on inactive status.

Affiliations / Professional Memberships

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

 Education

  • J.D. The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois. (1979)
  • B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. (1974)
 
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