Michael Miller of New York City (Law Office of Michael Miller), who became president-elect of the association on June 1, 2017,was previously vice-president of the 1st Judicial District. Miller, a solo practitioner for more than 30 years in Manhattan, focuses primarily on estates and trusts.
He is a past president of the New York County Lawyers Association, a past chair of the NYS Conference of Bar Leaders (NYSCBL), and has been a member of the House of Delegates of both NYSBA and the ABA.
Among many NYSBA activities, Miller was a founding member of the Elder Law Section, serving as its first newsletter editor, executive committee member and chair of multiple committees.
Over the years, Miller developed award-winning pro bono programs recognized by NYSBA, NYSCBL and the ABA.
Among his many awards, Miller received the ABA’s Pro Bono Publico Award, its highest award for pro bono service, for his leading role in the legal relief efforts in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Beyond bar activities, Miller served as an election supervisor in war-torn Bosnia and interviewed Kosovo refugees for evidence of war crimes.