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George J. Miller

Partner

P 859-288-7640 F 859-259-0649

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

 

George Miller is a member of the Firm's Labor & Employment Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and eminent domain law.

George J. Miller

Location

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Representative Matters

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1985-86 (Legal Writing), 1989-90 (Introduction to Philosophy of Law; Jurisprudence); Fall 2011-present (Labor Law)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 1980-81
  • U.S. Air Force, 1968-1972 (assigned to 33rd Communications Squadron, 15th Air Force Combat Operations Center, March AFB, Riverside, CA.)

Honors

Best Lawyers Generic Honor LogoGeorge Miller, SL

"Provides amazing leadership" and is "an excellent labor lawyer who does a great job for clients."
Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Labor & Employment.  
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-Management, 2009-2011, 2017 and Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2009-2017
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Lexington Litigation-Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 Lexington Labor Law-Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Highest Professional Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized by his peers in Kentucky’s Super Lawyers® 2007-2017
  • Elected a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Education

1984 - J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law; staff member of the Kentucky Law Journal

1981 - Ph.D., Brown University

1978 - A.M., Brown University

1975 - B.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Presentations

Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker on topics related to labor and employment law.  His seminars and presentations include:

  • Employee training and presentations to numerous clients on topics such as union avoidance, strike preparation, sexual harassment, and FMLA compliance.
  • "Update on Labor Law Issues Affecting the Employment Lawyer," 13th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 2012.
  • Presentation of the employer's case in a mock trial of an employment termination case at the 2010 annual meeting of the Kentucky State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Louisville, KY, 2010-2014.
  • "Top 10 Wage & Hour Mistakes," meeting of the Kentucky Association of Housing Authorities, Lexington, Kentucky, December 6, 2010.
  • "Family and Medical Leave Act Update," presented at a seminar sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, Kentucky, August 26, 2010.
  • "Trends in HR Law and Litigation: Keeping Your Company Compliant," webinar sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, February 18, 2010.
  • "Unionization and Union Avoidance," presentation at Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Systems, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2009
  • "Current Labor and Employment Issues in Blood Banking," Interim Meeting of America's Blood Centers, Santa Rosa, California, August 2009
  • "The New FMLA Regulations," and "Military Leave under the FMLA," FMLA Master Class, M. Lee Smith Publishers, Louisville, Kentucky, April 2009
  • "The Employee Free Choice Act," presentation at Blueprint for Change seminar sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, Kentucky, March 2009
  • "Responsive Pleadings," a recorded presentation for the University of Kentucky College of Law Continuing Legal Education Program, 2009
  • "Covenants Not to Compete and Confidentiality Agreements," 9th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2004
  • "Protecting Your Organization from Costly Wage and Hour Violations," Council on Education in Management Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, September 2003
  • "Workforce Reductions and Other Employment Termination Issues," presentation to clients of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 2003
  • "Basics of Wage and Hour Law," Lorman Education Services Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, October 2001 and 2000
  • "Arbitration and Mediation of Employment Disputes," Associated Industries of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, July 2001
  • "The Family and Medical Leave Act and Related State Laws," presented to management employees of a national manufacturing company client, 2001
  • "Facing a Renewed Union Challenge," Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, Kentucky, February 2001
  • "Union Organizing Activity in Blood Banking," annual meeting of American Association of Blood Banks, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2000
  • "The Injured Worker: Framing the Issues and Coverages," 7th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 2000
  • "The Absent Employee: The Interplay Between the ADA, the FMLA, Workers' Compensation, and the Employer's Leave and Attendance Policies," 6th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky 1998
  • "Labor and Employment Aspects of Mine Closings," 19th Annual University of Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, 1994
  • "Condemnation of Minerals: Damages Issues," 17th Annual University of Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, 1992

Publications

  • “Responsive Pleadings,” Ch. 8 in Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 4th ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2016).
  • Chapter Editor, Ch. 12 ("Remedies for Inappropriate Discipline"), in Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration, 3rd. ed., N. Brand & M. Biren, (BNA, 2015).
  • Contributing Author, Legal Aspects of Horse Farm Operations (4th ed. 2014), University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education.
  • “Human Resources,” Ch. 10 in Emerging Companies Guide:  A Resource for Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2nd ed.,  American Bar Association.
  • “Responsive Pleadings,” Ch. 8 in Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 3rd ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2008).
  •  “Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining,” Ch. 16 in Employment Law in Kentucky, 4th ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2013).
  •  “The TEAM Act of 1997—Congress Tries Again,” World Reports, Vol. IX, No. 2 (1997).
  • “How to Prepare for and Manage an OSHA Inspection,” Business Bulletin, (Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 1997).
  • “Employee Handbooks and the National Labor Relations Act:  Traps for the Unwary,” (with Michael K. Kirk), Fayette County Bar News, March-April 1996.
  • “The Impact of Article II of the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement of 1988 on the Sale, Acquisition and Operation of Coal Property,” II Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, Ch. 8 (1990).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • Past Secretary and President of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association
  • Past Member of the Kentucky Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Coordinator for American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Law Student Outreach Program at the University of Kentucky College of Law (2003-present).

Admissions

  • Kentucky State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Sixth Circuits

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Transit Authority of the Lexington-Fayette County Urban-County Government, 2007-present (Vice-Chair, 2008-2010, Chair, 2010-2011)
  • Board of Directors of the Kentucky Blood Center, 1998-2010 (Chair, 2002-2006)
  • Board of Directors of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1998-2003 (Chair, 2002-2003)

Representative Matters

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1985-86 (Legal Writing), 1989-90 (Introduction to Philosophy of Law; Jurisprudence); Fall 2011-present (Labor Law)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 1980-81
  • U.S. Air Force, 1968-1972 (assigned to 33rd Communications Squadron, 15th Air Force Combat Operations Center, March AFB, Riverside, CA.)

Honors

Best Lawyers Generic Honor LogoGeorge Miller, SL

"Provides amazing leadership" and is "an excellent labor lawyer who does a great job for clients."
Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Labor & Employment.  
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-Management, 2009-2011, 2017 and Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2009-2017
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Lexington Litigation-Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 Lexington Labor Law-Management "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Highest Professional Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized by his peers in Kentucky’s Super Lawyers® 2007-2017
  • Elected a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Education

1984 - J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law; staff member of the Kentucky Law Journal

1981 - Ph.D., Brown University

1978 - A.M., Brown University

1975 - B.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Presentations

Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker on topics related to labor and employment law.  His seminars and presentations include:

  • Employee training and presentations to numerous clients on topics such as union avoidance, strike preparation, sexual harassment, and FMLA compliance.
  • "Update on Labor Law Issues Affecting the Employment Lawyer," 13th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 2012.
  • Presentation of the employer's case in a mock trial of an employment termination case at the 2010 annual meeting of the Kentucky State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Louisville, KY, 2010-2014.
  • "Top 10 Wage & Hour Mistakes," meeting of the Kentucky Association of Housing Authorities, Lexington, Kentucky, December 6, 2010.
  • "Family and Medical Leave Act Update," presented at a seminar sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, Kentucky, August 26, 2010.
  • "Trends in HR Law and Litigation: Keeping Your Company Compliant," webinar sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, February 18, 2010.
  • "Unionization and Union Avoidance," presentation at Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Systems, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2009
  • "Current Labor and Employment Issues in Blood Banking," Interim Meeting of America's Blood Centers, Santa Rosa, California, August 2009
  • "The New FMLA Regulations," and "Military Leave under the FMLA," FMLA Master Class, M. Lee Smith Publishers, Louisville, Kentucky, April 2009
  • "The Employee Free Choice Act," presentation at Blueprint for Change seminar sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, Kentucky, March 2009
  • "Responsive Pleadings," a recorded presentation for the University of Kentucky College of Law Continuing Legal Education Program, 2009
  • "Covenants Not to Compete and Confidentiality Agreements," 9th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2004
  • "Protecting Your Organization from Costly Wage and Hour Violations," Council on Education in Management Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, September 2003
  • "Workforce Reductions and Other Employment Termination Issues," presentation to clients of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 2003
  • "Basics of Wage and Hour Law," Lorman Education Services Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, October 2001 and 2000
  • "Arbitration and Mediation of Employment Disputes," Associated Industries of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, July 2001
  • "The Family and Medical Leave Act and Related State Laws," presented to management employees of a national manufacturing company client, 2001
  • "Facing a Renewed Union Challenge," Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, Kentucky, February 2001
  • "Union Organizing Activity in Blood Banking," annual meeting of American Association of Blood Banks, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2000
  • "The Injured Worker: Framing the Issues and Coverages," 7th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 2000
  • "The Absent Employee: The Interplay Between the ADA, the FMLA, Workers' Compensation, and the Employer's Leave and Attendance Policies," 6th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky 1998
  • "Labor and Employment Aspects of Mine Closings," 19th Annual University of Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, 1994
  • "Condemnation of Minerals: Damages Issues," 17th Annual University of Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, 1992

Publications

  • “Responsive Pleadings,” Ch. 8 in Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 4th ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2016).
  • Chapter Editor, Ch. 12 ("Remedies for Inappropriate Discipline"), in Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration, 3rd. ed., N. Brand & M. Biren, (BNA, 2015).
  • Contributing Author, Legal Aspects of Horse Farm Operations (4th ed. 2014), University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education.
  • “Human Resources,” Ch. 10 in Emerging Companies Guide:  A Resource for Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2nd ed.,  American Bar Association.
  • “Responsive Pleadings,” Ch. 8 in Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 3rd ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2008).
  •  “Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining,” Ch. 16 in Employment Law in Kentucky, 4th ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2013).
  •  “The TEAM Act of 1997—Congress Tries Again,” World Reports, Vol. IX, No. 2 (1997).
  • “How to Prepare for and Manage an OSHA Inspection,” Business Bulletin, (Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 1997).
  • “Employee Handbooks and the National Labor Relations Act:  Traps for the Unwary,” (with Michael K. Kirk), Fayette County Bar News, March-April 1996.
  • “The Impact of Article II of the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement of 1988 on the Sale, Acquisition and Operation of Coal Property,” II Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, Ch. 8 (1990).

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations
  • Past Secretary and President of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association
  • Past Member of the Kentucky Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Coordinator for American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Law Student Outreach Program at the University of Kentucky College of Law (2003-present).

Admissions

  • Kentucky State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Sixth Circuits

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Transit Authority of the Lexington-Fayette County Urban-County Government, 2007-present (Vice-Chair, 2008-2010, Chair, 2010-2011)
  • Board of Directors of the Kentucky Blood Center, 1998-2010 (Chair, 2002-2006)
  • Board of Directors of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1998-2003 (Chair, 2002-2003)
George J. Miller