William B. Miller, Jr.
Bill represents clients in litigation and commercial matters. Among his areas of special interest are construction and professional malpractice. Bill has represented many families of elderly residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities pursuing claims of substandard care, including claims in which residents were killed when they were improperly permitted to wander from a nursing facility, and cases in which residents suffered severe injuries from preventable falls, medication errors, or pressure sores. He has frequently lectured on these issues and is a member of numerous organizations advocating better care for the elderly. Bill also regularly trains non-profit organizations, such as mental health agencies, on risk management. He also regularly represents victims of gas-related incidents, including fires, explosions and asphyxiations.
Bill’s commercial transactions practice includes representing buyers and sellers of businesses throughout Vermont. He provides counsel to manufacturers, construction companies, and health care professionals. He has published on Vermont lien laws and other construction law topics, and is the Vermont contributing editor for www.lienlawonline.com.
Bill enjoys hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing. He has been active in the local public schools, and has served on the local school board. He serves on the board of Addison County Home Health & Hospice. Bill and his wife Gail, a paralegal with the firm, own and operate Harmony Acres Friesians, a small horse farm in Middlebury. They have five children.
Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1976); Amherst College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1973)
Admitted to state and federal courts in Vermont and Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Tax Court
Vermont and American Bar Associations; Vermont Association for Justice; American Law Institute
Bill has been annually recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®— the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession — for his work in Commercial Litigation since 2006, as well as for his work in Elder Law since 2007. Since 2011, Bill has been recognized in the fields of Construction Litigation, Securities Litigation, and Labor and Employment Litigation. He was named by Best Lawyers as Vermont’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Construction Litigation in 2012 and Labor and Employment Litigation in 2016. Bill’s numerable recognitions also include Vermont’s only state-wide business publication, Vermont Biz, which has repeatedly featured him in its yearly list of “Top Business Lawyers”.