Keith L. Miller | Attorney – Of Counsel

Keith earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Political Science at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law. He began his practice of law in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1976.is  His primary focus of law has been in plaintiffs’ medical malpractice, wrongful death, personal injury and products liability. He has been primary counsel in over 50 civil jury trials.

Claims handled have involved motor vehicle collisions, a helicopter crash. 42 USC 1983 Civil Rights actions, defective firearms, bicycles, agricultural machinery, commercial kitchen equipment, medical devices, invasion of privacy and sexual abuse.

Since 1993, counsel for Church Mutual Insurance Company, Merrill, WI, defending several claims of clergy malfeasance.

Certifications
Civil trial Specialist Certified by Minnesota State Bar Association, June, 1989, Re-certified, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2013
Qualified Minnesota General Rules of Practice 114.12 ADR Neutral (Mediation) 2008

Professional Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association
(Civil Litigation Governing Counsel 2001-2002)

State Bar Association of North Dakota

Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
(Board of Governors, 1987-2001, President 1999-2000)

North Dakota Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

Professional Activities
Member, Organizing Committee and First President (1996-1997) Judge Ronald N. Davies Inn of Court
Coach, Concordia College National Moot Trial Competition Team, 1986-1996
Member, Board of Directors (1981-1987) and Chairman (1983-1986) Northwest Minnesota Legal Services Corporation

Recognition
Biographee, Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law, 4th ed. 1992 –
Biographee, Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 4th ed. 2000-

Selected Reported Cases
Lake v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 582 NW2d 231 (Minn. 1998)
Nelson v. Gillette, 1997 ND 205, 571 NW2d 332
Gainor v. Rogers, et all, 973 F2d 1379 (8th Cir, Minn, 1992)
Hiltner v. Owners Ins Co, 2016 ND 45, 876 NW2d 460
Hiltner v. Owners Ins Co, 869 F .3d 699 (8th Cir, ND 2017)

Admitted to Practice in
  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Federal Courts in North Dakota
  • Federal Courts in Minnesota
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    (Civil Litigation Governing Counsel 2001-2002)
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
    (Board of Governors, 1987-2001, President 1999-2000)
  • North Dakota Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Defective Products
  • Wrongful Death
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