Attorney Profiles

Douglas H. Miller


Associate — New York


Douglas H. Miller is an associate in the Firm’s New York office and focuses his practice on litigation.  His experience includes significant amounts of construction litigation, particularly the defense of New York Labor Law claims and property damage claims, as well as litigation arising from construction contract disputes.  He has successfully defended general contractors, construction managers, and developers in complex personal injury actions.  He is knowledgeable in both the substantive law sorrowing liability and defense strategies for rebutting claimant’s damages.  In this regard, he has had recent notable successes, including the grant of summary judgment to defendants on all claims in a falling object/§ 240(1) action as well as the successful defense of an contractual indemnification claim brought against a contractor by an equipment lessor following a catastrophic construction accident.  Additionally, he is well versed in risk transfer strategies and has extensive experience in navigating litigation within wrap up policies, including identifying and pursing targets for shifting the risk off of the wrap policy.
Mr. Miller has further experience in commercial litigation and employment litigation.  He has both prosecuted and defended breach of contract claims and defends statutory employment discrimination claims.  He also has experience in defending hospitality companies against ADA access and discrimination claims.

Prior to joining Ropers Majeski, Mr. Miller worked at another well-known New York defense firm, where he focused on the defense of Labor Law actions and property damage claims arising from construction projects.  Mr. Miller received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, magna cum laude, where he served as a Senior Articles Editor on the St. John’s Law Review.  Prior to law school, he worked for a cosmetics manufacturer managing the company’s intellectual property program and coordinating its regulatory compliance programs.