Jonathan Miller is a partner at Nye, Peabody, Stirling, Hale & Miller, where he specializes in handling complex litigation. Jonathan has represented Fortune 500 companies, public entities and individuals in cases involving claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, violation of civil rights, consumer fraud, unfair business practices, breach of contract, insurance coverage, professional negligence, copyright, trademark and patent infringement, and trade secret misappropriation. Jonathan enjoys an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given practicing attorneys by their peers in terms of both professional competence and ethics. He was also recently named by American Lawyer Magazine and The National Law Journal as one of the “2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Labor and Employment,” and one of the “2014 Top Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property.”
In addition, Jonathan is a panel lawyer for California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA). In this capacity, he counsels a broad range of clients on issues regarding entertainment, publishing, and the arts. Much of this work is done on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. Jonathan is also an adjunct professor at the Santa Barbara College of Law, where he teaches Intellectual Property.
Jonathan has successfully represented his clients in all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. Jonathan is admitted to practice in both state and federal court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jonathan is a graduate of Penn State University, where he received his undergraduate and law degrees. While in law school, Jonathan was president of the Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Society. Jonathan also interned with the Recording Industry Association of America (“RIAA”) in Washington, D.C., where he was first exposed to working on notable cases involving copyright infringement.
Jonathan volunteers his time with several non-profit organizations, including serving as a Board member on the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce.