Attorney: Jeffrey S. Miller
Bar membership: Member since 1976
Disciplinary action: Reprimanded on March 2
Background: Miller represented a client who had a dispute with the client’s former attorney. Miller persuaded the client to agree that he would not file a bar grievance against the former attorney if the former attorney paid the client a sum of money in order to settle the dispute. By presenting this offer to the other attorney, Miller engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. After the State Bar opened a grievance and Miller became familiar with the relevant ethics opinion, he acknowledged that it was improper for him to link the filing of a bar grievance with his attempt to settle his client’s claim.
Previous discipline: None