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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, Product Liability, Retail, Trucking & Transportation, and Worker’s Compensation. His work encompasses a wide range of industries, including Manufacturing, Construction, and Public Entities.

He is an accomplished Trial Attorney licensed in Illinois’ State and Federal Courts, as well as Indiana, on a Pro Hac Vice basis. His current practice focuses primarily on multimillion dollar and excess general liability claims. Chris has significant experience defending injury claims involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI), wrongful death, burn injuries, spine injuries, and catastrophic fire and water property damage.

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.

Mr. Miller was selected to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and profession achievement. Mr. Miller has been featured on this list every year since 2014 and was honored with inclusion on the Top 100: 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list. He was previously included on the Illinois Rising Starts list from 2010-2012.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than 5% of the lawyers in Illinois are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honorable distinction.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury, 2019
  • WC 101, September 2017
  • Presenter: This is how it’s done in Illinois: Auto Claims 101, 2016
  • 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: Medical Marijuana and the Workplace, 2014
  • Presenter: How to Service an OSHA Inspection, 2014
  • Presenter: Adjuster Ethics, 2014
  • Presenter: Construction Documentation: Contract and Change Orders, Hispanic American Construction Industry Association Presentation, Chicago, IL, August 8, 2013
  • Presenter: A Primer on Construction Law, 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
  • Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA)
  • The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA)
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc. (GACC)
  • City of Evanston Mayor’s Employer Advisory Counsel
  • 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 – 2019
  • Selected for inclusion on the Illinois Rising Stars list, 2010 – 2012

Contact Information

Practice Areas


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1999