Michael Miller of New York City (Law Office of Michael Miller) became President of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) on June 1, 2018. He spent the previous year as president-elect and chair of the House of Delegates. He has also served on the Executive Committee as vice-president of the First Judicial District.
Miller has been a solo practitioner for more than 30 years in Manhattan, focusing primarily on estate and trust work, including planning, administration and litigation.
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 American Bar Association (ABA).
Last year, Miller served as co-chair of the President’s Committee on Access to Justice. Among many other NYSBA activities, Miller was a founding member of the Elder Law Section, serving as its first newsletter editor, executive committee member and chair of several 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.
Miller earned his degrees from New York University and New York Law School.