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David K. Miller

Partner

215 South Monroe Street
Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32301
david.miller@nelsonmullins.com

David Miller has participated in a broad range of complex civil cases involving government licensing, contracts and benefits, state and local tax, economic crime, class actions, private contracts, insurance coverage, employment law, civil rights, land use, and constitutional law issues. He has handled more than 100 appeals in his career.

Before entering private practice in 1987,...

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David Miller has participated in a broad range of complex civil cases involving government licensing, contracts and benefits, state and local tax, economic crime, class actions, private contracts, insurance coverage, employment law, civil rights, land use, and constitutional law issues. He has handled more than 100 appeals in his career.

Before entering private practice in 1987, he spent 11 years in the Florida Attorney General’s office handling civil litigation, primarily focusing on state and local tax and economic crime litigation. He supervised the Florida Attorney General’s antitrust, civil RICO, and consumer protection units for four years.

he spent 11 years in the Florida Attorney General’s office handling civil litigation, primarily focusing on state and local tax and economic crime litigation. He supervised the Florida Attorney General’s antitrust, civil RICO, and consumer protection units for four years.

David Miller has participated in a broad range of complex civil cases involving government licensing, contracts and benefits, state and local tax, economic crime, class actions, private contracts, insurance coverage, employment law, civil rights, land use, and constitutional law issues. He has handled more than 100 appeals in his career.

Before entering private practice in 1987,... he spent 11 years in the Florida Attorney General’s office handling civil litigation, primarily focusing on state and local tax and economic crime litigation. He supervised the Florida Attorney General’s antitrust, civil RICO, and consumer protection units for four years.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Represented a nonprofit student housing project to prove that it held the property in trust for a state university as a basis for immunity from property tax saving owner $5.5 million in accrued tax 
  • Participated in precedent-setting citrus canker inverse condemnation cases establishing state liability and resulting in $70 million settlements
  • Participated in physicians’ class action case for compensation from the state Medicaid program, resulting in a $96 million settlement. 
  • Participated in healthcare providers’ class action, recovering approximately a $50 million refund and injunction against an unconstitutional tax.
  • Participated in case establishing dry sand beach owners’ right to compensation for inverse taking where city encouraged public use.
  • Successfully represented a nonprofit student housing developer to establish project’s immunity from property tax, saving $5 million in accrued taxes as well as future tax bills.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude (1975)
    • Member, Florida State University Law Review
  • Brown University, BA, magna cum laude (1971)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas

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  • Member, Florida Bar Journal
    • Served on the editorial board for 12 years
    • “Outstanding Editor” in 1996 and 1998
  • Member, Florida Bar Appellate Rules Committee 
    • Chaired two subcommittees 
    • Served as secretary
  • Member, Florida First District Court of Appeal Inns of Court
  • Member, Florida Bar
    • City, County and Local Government Law Section
    • Administrative Law Section
    • Appellate Practice Law Section
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