Alan R. Miller

617.859.2700

Experience

  • Has more than 50 years of litigation experience including professional liability, liability defense, life insurance coverage, arson and fraud, subrogation, and arbitration in reinsurance disputes.
  • Former Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois in the prosecution of pollution matters.
  • Former Hearing Officer for the Pollution Control Board of the State of Illinois.
  • Founded Robins Kaplan's Boston office.

Altru Health System and Altru Specialty Services, Inc. v. American Protection Insurance Company et al., 238 F.3d 961 (8th Cir. 2001)

Terra Industries, Inc. v. Commonwealth Insurance Company of America , 981 F. Supp. 581 (N.D. Iowa 1997)

Beals v. Superior Welding Company, 653 N.E.2d 430 (Ill. App. 1995)

Insurance Company of North America v. Protection Mutual Insurance Company, 939 F. Supp. 79 (D. Mass. 1996)

Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Insurance Company, 604 N.Y.S.2d 952 (App. Div. 1993)

University of Cincinnati v. Arkwright Mutual Insurance Company, 51 F.3d 1277 (6th Cir. 1995)

Occidental Chemical Corporation v. American Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company, 820 F. Supp. 74 (S.D.N.Y. 1993), aff’d. 7 F.3d 221 (1993)

Super Lawyers 2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2020 editions)
  • "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the American Bar Association (Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section/Property Insurance Law Committee) (2012)
  • Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2004-2014)
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
DePaul University, J.D., summa cum laude (1964) Harvard Law School, Masters in Law degree
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association (Past Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), McKay Law Professor Award Committee, Past Chair of the Property Insurance Law Committee in the TIPS, and Past Chair of the TIPS Task Force on Legal Education, Vice-chair of Intellectual Property Committee in TIPS
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Business Interruption Seminar
    Chicago, IL (October 1997, October 1998)
  • Property Loss Research Bureau
    (1992; April 1993; March 1994; October 1995; April 1996; October 1996; April 1997; April 1998; October 1998)
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Intellectual Properties
    New York, NY (June 1998)
  • TIPS
    Chicago, IL (June 1998)
  • TIPS
    New York, NY (December 1996)
  • Fraud (two topics)
    Boston, MA (September 1992); (March 1994); (December 1994); New York, NY and Boston, MA (October 1996)
  • Loss Executives Association Mock Trial
    (Fall 1986); (June 1991); Tampa, Florida (February 1993); Portland, ME (June 1996)
  • TIPS
    (Monterey, CA, April 1996)
  • TIPS
    Orlando, FL (March 1995)
  • Strategic Research Institute
    (January 1995)
  • TIPS
    (February 1994)
  • Property Claims Services, a Division of American Insurance Services Group
    Framingham, MA (February 1994)
  • Coverage for Employment-Related Claims
     New York, NY (December 1993)
  • Seminar on Catastrophic Business Interruption Losses
     New York, NY (November 1993)
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
    Scottsdale, AZ (February 1993)
  • Infoline Seminar on Litigation Management
    New York, NY (June 1992)
  • Defense Research  Institute Bad Faith Seminar
    Boston (1987); New York, NY (December 1991)
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education on Property Insurance
  • Western Loss Association
    (October 1991)
  • Loss Managers' Conference of the Property Loss Research Bureau
    Annually during the past twenty years
  • TIPS Spring Meeting
    Cancun, Mexico on Bad Faith (April 1990)
  • Property Insurance Mid-Year Meeting on Pollution Claims
    Pebble Beach, CA (March 1990)
  • Moderator National Forum for Loss Professionals
    Princeton, NJ (November 1989)
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Property Insurance Committee Seminar on Pollution Issues, Program Chair
    (March 1989)
  • Executive Enterprises Seminars on Reinsurance
    New York, NY (September  26, 1988); (February 20, 1989)
  • Boston Claims Manager Association
    Boston, MA (1988)
  • National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters
    (May 1988)
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
    Portland, OR (1987)
  • Property Insurance Committee Annual Meeting, Program Chair
    San Francisco, CA (August 1987)
  • Property Insurance Committee Mid-Year Meeting on the All-Risk Policy, Speaker and Program Chairman
    (March 1986)
  • Faculty Member National Insurance Forum
    (1985-present) and other presentations to various insurance-oriented audiences and/or public servants 
  • PESI on Insurance Issues
    (Hawaii, 1984)
  • Property Insurance Committee Mid-Year Meeting on Business Interruption
    (March 1984)
  • Wisconsin Fire Loss Association; CPCU Seminar on Liability Insurance Issues
    (March 1983)
  • Professional Education Seminar
    Hartford, CT and Boston, MA (1983)
  • ALI-ABA Seminar on Arson
    Pebble Beach, CA (1982)
  • American Bar Association Property Insurance Committee Annual Meeting on Bad Faith
    Dallas, TX (1979)
  • Conference of Insurance Legislators
    Las Vegas, NV (1977)<

  • Time Element Coverage
    Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriter's Association, New York City, New York (November 18, 2008)
  • American Bar Association Property Insurance Seminar
    New York (November 12, 2002)
  • TIPS Y2K Seminar
    (September 1, 1999)
  • Mealeys Bad Faith Seminar
    Boston, Massachusetts (May 2, 1999)
  • Robins Kaplan Miller Ciresi LLP Intellectual Properties
    Waltham, Massachusetts (May 1, 1999)
  • Property Loss Research Bureau
    (October 2, 1998)
  • Business Interruption Seminar
    Chicago, Illinois (October 1, 1998)
  • TIPS
    Chicago, Illinois (June 2, 1998)
  • Robins Kaplan Miller Ciresi LLP Intellectual Properties
    New York, New York (June 1, 1998)
  • TIPS
    New York, New York (December 1, 1996)
  • Fraid two topics
    Boston, Massachusetts (September 1992, March 1994, December 1994); New York, New York and Boston, Massachusetts (October 11, 1996)
  • Loss Executives Association Mock Trial
    (Fall 1986, June 1991); Tampa, Florida (February 1993); Portland, Maine (June 3, 1996)
  • TIPS
    Monterey, California (April 1, 1996)

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