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Food and Beverage Industry

Medical Malpractice Defense

Toxic Tort


Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (1972)

New York University, B.A. (1969)

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James R. Miller


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

James R. Miller is a shareholder and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He is Co-Chair of the Toxic Tort Group. Mr. Miller has proudly served clients at Dickie McCamey for over three decades. He concentrates his practice in the areas of toxic tort law, medical malpractice, and product liability law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miller served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Crumlish, Jr., President Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America©:  2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants for Pittsburgh and 2009 “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury Litigation for Pittsburgh
  • The Best Lawyers in America© since 1993:  Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • The National Law Journal recognitions:  defense verdicts obtained for clients; one of the top “Verdicts of the Year”; defense verdict in one of the first lead paint cases tried to a jury in the United States
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2004–2018

Representative Matters:

  • Represents several Fortune 100 companies in toxic tort cases throughout the United States in both state and federal courts
  • Defends paint companies and others in major toxic tort litigation alleging injuries caused by various substances, including lead, solvents, isocyanates, benzene, and vinyl chloride
  • Practices extensively in medical malpractice cases defending many physicians in the Pittsburgh area
  • Represents attorneys who face legal malpractice actions
  • Defends product manufacturers in numerous product liability and similar lawsuits

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • West Virginia Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Product Liability Advisory Council


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (1972); Law Review
  • B.A., New York University (1969), History