HEARING OFFICER RESUME
Hon. Howard Miller Associate Justice, Appellate Division, 2nd Dept., Rockland
Honorable Howard Miller brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to NAM. His illustrious career includes 11 years as a Justice on the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Department. Prior to that, he served in many judicial capacities in New York and also was a private practitioner. As such, Honorable Miller is unequivocally qualified to facilitate settlements through mediation and to fairly and expertly decide on arbitration matters.
While in private practice, Judge Miller handled a wide variety of case types including commercial, real estate, land use, personal injury and matrimonial. Judge Miller began his judicial career in 1972 as the Town Justice for the Town of Orangetown (Rockland County). Thereafter, in Rockland County, he served as a Family Court Judge for 6 years and a County Court Judge for 3 years. Judge Miller assumed the position of Acting Supreme Court Justice and Acting Surrogate for 3 years. In 1991, he was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District. From 1999 until 2010, he served as an Associate Justice, for the Appellate Division, Second Department.
Throughout his many years on the bench, Judge Miller has demonstrated a keen legal intellect, an ideal judicial temperament and a compassion for those who appeared before him. His prominent appointments by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and Honorable A. Gail Prudenti to serve on a number of legal committees and boards are further evidence of his remarkable abilities. In 2010, Judge Miller retired from the bench and joined NAM’s panel of distinguished arbitrators and mediators, serving the New York Metropolitan area. His subject matter expertise encompasses all areas of the law, at both the trial and appellate levels.
While on the bench, Judge Miller settled thousands of cases. He is extremely skilled as a mediator and arbitrator and can handle everything from the simplest of cases to the most complex of matters and legal issues. In 2013, the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey voted Judge Miller as one of the top ten Arbitrators in New York State in the “Best Individual Arbitrator” Category. Judge Miller possesses a unique understanding of the ADR process that benefits both the litigants and the attorneys.