John Miller

Chicago attorney John Miller represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex cases in state and federal Court. Has successfully represented minority members. partners or shareholders against oppressive tactics at the appellate level. He calls some of his practice the art of “corporate divorce.”

Mr. Miller served as Chief Counsel for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and was involved in many significant pieces of legislation ranging from the Illinois Condominium Property Act to the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Mr. Miller represents clients in a broad range of international transactions, presently represents the Chicago branch of a major foreign bank, and has represented a foreign government in dealings in the United States. He specializes in helping Asian clients who need representation in their transactions with U.S. entities.

Mr. Miller has been lost in Borneo, served as an election observer during the civil war in El Salvador, and had a rifle pointed at him in the Khyber Pass.


Mr. Miller received his Juris Doctor in 1975 from the University of Chicago Law School, and undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court

Northern District of Illinois

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit

Achievements and Awards:

2002-present Secretary and Legal Counsel, Asian American Coalition of Chicago

2004 Legal Counsel to Indonesian Disaster Relief Fund; traveled to Aceh as part of relief effort organized by his spouse to deliver school supplies to orphaned children

1999 Indonesian Community Appreciation Award-Government of the Republic of Indonesia

1993-1994 Alliance of Midwest Indian Associations Community Service Award

Listed in Who’s Who in America

Phi Beta Kappa

James Scholar