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Gilbert Miller

Gilbert G. Miller handles a wide assortment of criminal and civil appellate cases. He has twice been voted by his peers as one of the five best appellate attorneys in New Jersey.  He has handled cases in the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and has argued cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey on nine occasions. In New Jersey v. T.L.O., a landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Mr. Miller drafted the State’s position on the applicability of the Fourth Amendment to searches of children by school teachers. Mr. Miller is the attorney of record in over 40 published appellate opinions. These cases include State v. Eckel, a landmark New Jersey Supreme Court decision in which the court applied the state constitution to expand the protection given to motorists and passengers under federal law.  They also include State v. Alston and State v. Caraballo, in which he reversed the convictions of accused murderers.

Mr. Miller has handled numerous appeals in cases involving the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP).

Mr. Miller has been in private practice since 1995. Prior to entering the public sector, Mr. Miller served as Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice for seven years and as Chief of the Appeals Section for the Somerset County (NJ) Prosecutor’s Office for five years.

Mr. Miller was the founder of the Appeals Section in the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office. In that capacity, he established the procedures of the section, supervised its personnel and was responsible for its daily activities. Mr. Miller also supervised the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s Forfeiture Unit and Environmental Prosecutions Section. During his tenure as Chief of the Appeals Section, Mr. Miller argued the State’s position in State v. Blake and DeMarco, a murder case involving a controversy over access to subpoenaed records of a DNA expert employed in the O.J. Simpson case. Mr. Miller’s adversary in that case was Barry Scheck, one of the attorneys in the Simpson case.

Dr. Miller vertritt Mandanten vor den Revisionsgerichten der USA und ist gleichzeitig tätig in Deutschland an der Universitaet Bielefeld, wo er Dozent für amerikanisches und englisches Recht ist.  Dr. Miller spricht fließend deutsch und ist bereit lhre juristische Fragen zu antworten.


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  • New York Law School, New York, New York, 1983 J.D.Honors: Cum Laude Honors: Class Rank: 12/72

  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey,1979 B.A.

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