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.