October 9, 2009
Meet Michael Miller, ColumbusLawyerFinder.com
Michael Miller (view ColumbusLawyerFinder.com profile)
Why did you decide to become an attorney?
I wanted to be able to help ordinary people with legal issues.
What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?
I grew up in a large family (five sons and one daughter), and my parents also took in foster children. This has helped me learn that there are usually at least two sides to every story, and that the best way to resolve most disputes is to reach a compromise.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
When I graduated from law school, I was trying to decide whether to accept a job offer from a big firm that would defend corporations and other wrongdoers from claims by ordinary people, or from a small firm that represented ordinary people. I was talking with the parents of one of my high school friends about my options, and she said that she thought I would be happier helping ordinary people – and she was right!
What makes your law firm unique?
We are a firm of four experienced lawyers and we all work together on our cases. Also, most small firms do not have an attorney with the amount of appellate experience that I possess.
Describe your ideal client.
Hard working regular folks.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
My family is my primary interest. My oldest daughter is married and has a son. I have twin daughters who are teachers. My son is still in college. When I am not working or spending time with my family, I enjoy doing minor home and car repairs for myself and my neighbors.
Describe your charitable activities.
I have done pro bono legal work and have contributed to various charities, including Franklin County Children’s Services.