Sheldon Lee Miller
The Cochran Firm Michigan, P.C.
Mr. Miller has been a civil trial lawyer for fifty-two years and started The Cochran Firm's Michigan office in 2006. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law in Trial Practice and is a frequent lecturer and author on trial strategies. He is profiled in the books The Million Dollar Lawyers and Deroit's Powers and Personalities. He was Trial and Appellate Counsel in Placek v City of Sterling Heightswhich brought retractively, pure comparative negligence to Michigan. In 1971 he originated the idea for what is called "mediation" in the State of Michigan; was then asked to form a committee to put the concept into rule form; and served as its first mediator on behalf of the Plaintiff's Bar in the State of Michigan. He has testified on Federal No-Fault before the United States Congress and is the founder of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Mr. Miller has been recognized as a "top 100 lawyers" for The National Trial Lawyers Association, Americal Association for Justice and has been AV rated for forty years. He was rated by the New York Law Journal as one of the top tort litigators in the United States. Mr. Miller most recently was awarded the 2014 Melvin Belli Award.
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Lawyer Addresses
State Address 1 Address 2 City Zipcode
Michigan 31731 Northwestern Hwy. Suite 280W - Farmington Hills 48334
Work Experience
Position From To
Sheldon L. Miller & Associates 1970 1970
Lopatin and Miller, et al. 1970 1970
University(ies)/Colleges Attended
University Name Degree Majors Year
Wayne State University - - 1970
Law Schools
Law School Name Degree Year
Wayne State University Law School Juris Doctor 1961
Jurisdictions admitted to practice
State License status Year acquired
Michigan MI 1961
Languages spoken
  • English
Military Service: Yes
Professional Association Memberships
  • Michigan Bar Association, American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Mediation Tribunal Association, The National Trial Lawyers Association
Awards and Credentials
  • AV Rating
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