Attorneys
Stuart Miller

Stuart P. Miller

Member
Email:smiller@mwlaw.com
Phone:(479) 464.5670
Locations: Rogers, Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas

Stuart Miller is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and has been recognized for over 27 years by numerous organizations and companies for his accomplishments in the courtroom. Mr. Miller's trial practice involves a broad spectrum of complex commercial litigation, class action litigation, products liability and “Bet the Company” litigation as well as  bad faith insurance defense.  He also handles a wide range of professional liability matters including those involving nursing homes and medical malpractice. 

Experience

  • Obtained voluntary non-suit at jury trial of plaintiffs’ case involving alleged work place injury
  • Obtained defense verdict following two week jury trial in Pulaski County, Arkansas in which accounting firm was sued for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Successful defense of multiple claims of salmonella food poisoning associated with a significant salmonella outbreak in Central Arkansas restaurant
  • Serves as Regional panel counsel for several insurance companies that insure long term care facilities in the United States and Arkansas
  • Obtained defense verdict in week long case in which Plaintiff’s counsel requested $8 million dollars in death of two week old child in medical malpractice claim against treating physician
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict for contract damages in two week trial in which Plaintiff’s counsel requested $5.3 million dollars in bad faith arson trial
  • Successful defense of multiple Dramshop actions related to death and significant injuries associated with the sale of alcohol
  • Successful defense of multiple long term care matters in which cases proceeded to trial and resolution was obtained well within defense assessment
  • Successfully defended and prevented class certification in case against long-term care providers in Arkansas where plaintiff alleged class action status under theories of resident’s rights and breach of contract
  • Serves as regional counsel for one of the largest long-term care facilities in litigation related to allegations of nursing home negligence and resident’s rights violations
  • Serves as statewide counsel for defense of trucking/transportation claims for one of world’s largest retailers

Speaking Engagements

  • IADC Annual Meeting:  "How to De-Bunk and Explain Plaintiff's Voodoo Economics to Juries in Catastrophic Injury Cases" (Quebec, Canada 2017)
  • IADC Mid-Year Meeting:  "Medical Defense and Health Law/Product Liability - Defending Against the Inflated Life Care Plan (2016)
  • IADC Mid-Year Meeting:  " Constitutional Challenges to Non-Economic Damages Caps" (Marco Island, Florida 2015) 
  • IADC Trial Academy:  "Diversity Issues Inside and Outside the Courtroom" (Stanford, California 2014

Reported Cases

  • Robert Fureigh v.  Michael G. Horn and W.M. Hogan Ark. App 287 (2013)
  • Mason, et al. v. Chenal Country Club, 210 Ark.App 180 (2010)
  • Russell v. Northeast Texas Land and Timber, et al. 209 Ark. App.828 (2009)
  • Osborne v. Farmers New World Life Ins. Co., 2009 WL 1098943 (E.D.Ark. 2009)
  • Couch v. Farmers Ins. Co., Inc., 289 S.W.3d 909 (Ark. 2008); Anglin v. Johnson Regional Medical Center, 289 S.W.3d 28 (Ark. 2008)
  • McCarthy v. Mullins, 2007 WL 1100530 (W.D.Ark. 2007)
  • Downing v. Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 243 S.W.3d 263 (Ark. 2006)
  • Deaver v. Faucon Properties, Inc., 239 S.W.3d 525 (Ark. 2006)
  • Mid-State Aftermarket Body Parts, Inc. v. Truck Ins. Exchange, 2006 WL 2079940 (E.D.Ark. 2006)
  • Deaver v. Faucon Properties, Inc., 231 S.W.3d 100 (Ark.App. 2006)
  • Watson v. Philip Morris Companies, Inc., 2003 WL 23272484 (E.D.Ark. 2003)
  • Chambers v. Stern, 64 S.W.3d 737 (Ark. 2002)
  • Chambers v. Stern, 994 S.W.2d 463 (Ark. 1999)
  • Summers v. Baptist Medical Center Arkadelphia, 91 F.3d 1132 (8th Cir. (Ark.) En Banc, 1996)
  • Douglass v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 913 S.W.2d 277 (Ark. 1996)
  • Flowers v. Jefferson Hosp. Ass’n., 49 F.3d 391 (8th Cir. (Ark.) 1995)
  • Dorothy J. v. Little Rock School Dist., 7 F.3d 729 (8th Cir. (Ark.) 1993)
  • Sierra Club v. Davies, 955 F.2d 1188 (8th Cir. (Ark.) 1992)
  • Security Ben. Life Ins. Co. v. Graham, 810 S.W.2d 943 (Ark. 1991)
  • Hayes v. Invesco, Inc., 907 F.2d 853 (8th Cir. (Ark.) 1990)
  • Paul Barre v. Charles “Chick” Hoffman, et al., .W.3d., 2009 Ark. 373, 2009 WL 1810903 (Ark.)
  • Royal Overhead Door, Inc. v. Jernigan, et. al.  2013 WL 5744980 (2013 Ark. App. 588)
  • Searcy Healthcare Center, et. al. v. John Murphy, et al.  2013 Ark. 463

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law J.D. (1988)
  • Texas Tech University B.A. (1985)

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, in Little Rock (2011-2018)
  • Best Lawyers: in Little Rock (since 2007)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers: in Arkansas (2006-2015)
  • Recipient, Frank C. Elcan II Award and Golden Gavel Award presented by the Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 (2000-2001)

Involvement

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Member, Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Former Chairman, Arkansas Bar Association
    • Public Information, Membership Development and Law Practice Management Committees
  • Former Member, Arkansas Bar Executive Council and Arkansas Bar House of Delegates
  • Former Chair, Editorial Advisory Board – “The Arkansas Lawyer”

News & Articles

Firm News

Publications

  • Co-Author of DRI’s Professional Liability Insurance: A Compendium of State Law/Arkansas Section
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Training Manual Third Edition:  Deposing Lay Witnesses (2016)