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Christopher T. Miller Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Christopher T. Miller

Partner, Chicago /

Christopher Miller is Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office, focusing his practice on Construction, Retail and Commercial Litigation, as well as Product Liability, Public Entity, Municipality/Governmental Liability and Workers’ Compensation.

He is an accomplished trial Attorney licensed to practice in Illinois’ state and federal courts, as well as Indiana on a pro hac vice basis. His current practice focuses primarily on multi-million dollar construction and product liability matters, and various retail claims. Chris has significant experience defending injury claims involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI), wrongful death, burn injuries, cervical and lumbar spine injuries, and catastrophic property damages. Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as the Vice-Chair of the Product Liability practice group at his prior firm.

Chris’ successes do not end in serving the needs of his clients. He is a published author and contributor in numerous periodicals and bar association publications including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, UR Chicago, Chicago Tribune Red Eye, and the Associated Press. Additionally, Chris has presented at the Chicago Bar Association’s Lunch and Learn program, Music Over Business, and Columbia College Chicago.

Chris was also the host of “Local 101,” a radio show on the former Q101. His on-air moniker was “Chris Payne.” Chris has also been a Grammy Committee Member for the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy.

From 2010 to 2012, Chris was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star.  He was also named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list, a peer review designation published by Thomson Reuters, in 2014, 2015. He was also included in the “Top 100” of the Super Lawyers list in 2016.

  • WC 101, September 2017
  • Presenter: 10 Important Provisions for Construction Contracts, May 2015
  • Presenter: Construction Documents, Contracts & Change Orders, July 10, 2014
  • Presenter: 10 Things You Need to Know About Illinois Conceal Carry Law and How it Affects Your Business, May 22, 2014
  • Presenter: Construction Documentation: Contract and Change Orders, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association Presentation, Chicago, IL, August 8, 2013
  • Presenter: Construction Contracts: The 1, 2, 3, Basics, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association Presentation, Chicago, IL, March 28, 2012
  • Presenter: Presentation on Arson Investigations, St. Mary, FL, August 9, 2011
  • Presenter: Presentation on Mechanics Liens, St. Augustine College, May 3, 2011
  • Presenter: Shotgun Seminar, Chicago Bar Association/Young Lawyers
  • Speaker: Gaining and Maintaining Artist Exposure, MOBfest, June 26, 2010
  • Panelist: Local Performers on Local Radio, The Recording Academy – Chicago Chapter, April 19, 2010
  • Speaker: Counsel Behind the Mic, Chicago Bar Association Lunch and Learn Program, February 16, 2010
  • Speaker: Media and Exposure, MOBfest, June 20, 2009
  • Interviewer: Smashing Pumpkins, Q101 Studios, November 21, 2008
  • Presenter and Panel Speaker: Breaking the Bands: The Art of Giving Exposure to Up and Coming Artists, IBS Midwest Regional High School and College Radio Conference at Columbia College Chicago, October 25, 2008
  • Speaker: Marketing, Self Promotions, and Touring, MOBfest, June 21, 2008
  • Co-presenter: Sound Advice, Music Garage, November 2007
  • Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA)
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Selected for inclusion on Top 100: 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers – Top List,  Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine, 2014 – 2018
  • Selected for inclusion on the Illinois Rising Stars list, 2010 – 2012