Elijah L. Miller, Jr.

Hon. Elijah L. Miller, Jr. J.S.C. (Ret)

Mediator and Arbitrator
Morristown, New Jersey 07960


Commercial, Contract, Discrimination, Employment, Labor, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Probate, Product Liability, Trusts and Estates, Workplace

Prior to his retirement, Judge Elijah L. Miller Jr. served as a Superior Court Judge for over 15 years. During his tenure, as Bergen vicinage’s Civil Presiding Judge, he was primarily engaged in fostering settlements of cases prior to trial, coordinating trials prior thereto and thereafter. During his judicial career, he served on the statewide Conference of Civil Presiding Judges, the Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee, the Supreme Court’s Blue Ribbons Special Committee on electronic filing, which culminated with a lengthy report to Chief Justice Rabner on June 15, 2009, and he served on the subsequent Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Electronic Filing Implementation from July 22, 2010 to December 2010.

Judge Miller has sat in three Divisions of the Supreme Court, inclusive of the Criminal Division, Family Division, and the last nine years in the Civil Division, with three of those years as the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division for the Bergen vicinage.

As a Civil Judge, Judge Miller has conducted hundreds of jury and non-jury trials, as well as managing thousands of cases, involving motions, hearings, settlements, and sundry matters. Judge Miller has presided over personal injury, construction, contract dispute, consumer fraud, corporate dispute, employment discrimination, land use, professional malpractice, wrongful termination, complex case management, insurance law, etc. He has presided over the full gamut of civil litigation.

Law Practice


Prior to serving in the judiciary, Judge Miller was initially in general practice, as an Associate with Shanley & Fisher, Esqs. with an emphasis on Medical Malpractice, but also inclusive of personal injury, business transactions, corporate law, with Court Appearances. Thereafter, in the Office of the Public Defender, he was trial attorney and regional managing attorney who supervised over thirty attorneys and comparable support staffs, in each of the Union and Passaic Regional Offices. He also taught trial practices to attorneys within the State and outside the State.


Bar Admissions


New Jersey 1971

United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1971

United States Supreme Court, November 1977

10 Furler Street

Totowa, NJ 07511

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