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I work strategically to determine the course of action that will provide the most favorable outcomes for my clients – that will best meet their business objectives.

Benjamin C. Miller is a trial lawyer whose practice focused on defending against personal injury and wrongful death litigation.  He has extensive experience in matters involving commercial vehicles and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, as well as oilfield, refinery, plant, and other worksite accidents.  Mr. Miller also has significant experience with contractual indemnity, products liability, premises liability, construction, commercial and general civil litigation. He has a Master of Arts in Psychology, and his graduate studies included research in the field of juror decision-making and jury selection. 

For a corporate defendant, being aggressive and active right from the start, especially in personal injury defense, is the most effective way to take control of a case away from the other side. and will ensure either an early and cost-effective resolution or superior preparation if the case must be tried.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2008
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.A., 2003, Forensic Psychology
  • Southwestern University, B.A., Psychology, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Community Involvement

Ben volunteers his time in the community by coaching youth sports.

Acknowledgements

Texas Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters) Civil Litigation: Defense 2015-2019

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ben is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

  • Successfully defended multiple trucking, transportation, and logistics companies in complex injury and wrongful death cases arising from commercial motor vehicle accidents.
  • Successfully defended oilfield services company in numerous personal injury matters arising from motor vehicle and oilfield accidents.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of scaffold company in wrongful death case arising out of an accident that occurred at a refinery.
  • Successfully defended a chemical supplier against claims of negligence, breach of contract, and breach of warranty in an action arising out of allegedly contaminated diesel fuel.
  • Successfully defended a drilling company in negligence and breach of contract action in connection with work performed on a pipeline installation project.
  • Successfully defended a pipeline installation company against negligence and private nuisance claims arising out of a pipeline project.
  • Successfully defended a tire inflator manufacturer in products liability action in federal court.