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Biography

Jonathon S. Miller joined Wicker Smith in 2008 and is a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University (FSU) in 2003, graduating with honors. He is licensed to practice law in both the state and federal courts of Florida and New Jersey, and has received an “AV” Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell since 2014, the highest rating awarded by that organization. He has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and an “Up and Comer” by Florida Legal Elite.

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Miller was privileged to complete a two-year appellate clerkship at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach for the Honorable Mark E. Polen, who was Chief Judge at the time. There, he honed his finely polished legal research, writing and analytic skills and gained an inside view of the appellate process. Mr. Miller worked on over 100 appeals involving civil, criminal, probate and administrative matters.

Upon joining Wicker Smith, Mr. Miller has gained significant litigation and appellate experience. He practices in both the state and federal courts, focusing on premises and security liability, construction defects and liens laws, pharmacy negligence, discrimination claims, landlord-tenant law, condominium disputes and catastrophic personal injury lawsuits. Additionally, Mr. Miller has a thriving portion of his practice devoted to commercial and real estate litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, national real estate developers and closely-held REITs. Most recently, he has also started representing fixed-base operators in general aviation matters, commercial acquisition and financing transactions and aircraft liens, and he has also handled appeals in the First, Second, Third and Fourth Districts. Mr. Miller is adept at handled the gamut of discovery issues, and has taken hundreds of depositions and routinely drafts complex legal pleadings and memorandum of law. Additionally, he has also successfully argued countless dispositive and substantive legal issues at all stages of litigation.

Prior to joining Wicker Smith, Mr. Miller represented over 600 different condominium (residential, commercial and mixed-use), homeowners and cooperative associations throughout the State of Florida. He has extensive experience in all aspects of condominium operation and governance, including drafting governing documents, covenant enforcement, commercial transactions, developer-turnover, fair-housing issues, liens and foreclosures, elections, recalls, and dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation. Mr. Miller has even testified as an expert witness in this arena.

Mr. Miller is a member of the Broward and Palm Beach County Bar Associations.

Education

  • Florida State University (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
  • U.C.L.A. (B.A., 2000)

Admitted

  • 2003, The Florida Bar
  • 2004, New Jersey and U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • 2004, U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Eleventh Circuits

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Broward and Palm Beach County Bar Associations

Honors

  • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2014
  • Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers (2016 & 2017)
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite – Up-and-Comer (2016)
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – “Top 1%” by American Registry (2016)

Speeches & Publications

  • In the Pill Mill Age, It’s Time Florida Invokes a “Healthcare Privilege” Providing Pharmacists Layered Insulation from Defamation (Florida Bar Journal, February, 2016; Volume 90, No. 2)