Arthur Chapman Lee A. Miller
  • Lee A. Miller
  • Shareholder
  • Chair - Commercial Transportation | Chair - Railroad Liability
  • Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak & Pikala, P.A.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 612-375-5931  direct dial
  • 612-339-7655  fax

  • lamiller@arthurchapman.com
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Lee enjoys consulting for a variety of clients such as railroad companies, corporations and small businesses.  He also handles litigation and trials in the areas of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and other employment statutes. He has litigated numerous cases throughout his career in the areas of automobile law, premises liability, products liability, commercial litigation, construction liability, railroad liability and trucking liability.   A large portion of Lee’s practice is associated with niche areas such as railroad, employment and trucking law.

Lee currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Commercial Transportation Practice Group and is a member of the Automobile Law, Construction Law, Employment, and General Liability Practice Groups.  

Lee and his wife, Jennifer, live in St. Paul and enjoy spending time with their dogs, Maggie and Winnie, and cheering on the Golden Gophers. 


Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1996
University of Minnesota, B.A., 1992


Lee enjoys consulting for a variety of clients such as railroad companies, corporations and small businesses.  He also handles litigation and trials in the areas of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and other employment statutes. He has litigated numerous cases throughout his career in the areas of automobile law, premises liability, products liability, commercial litigation, construction liability, railroad liability and trucking liability.   A large portion of Lee’s practice is associated with niche areas such as railroad, employment and trucking law.

Lee currently serves as Chair of the firm’s Commercial Transportation Practice Group and is a member of the Automobile Law, Construction Law, Employment, and General Liability Practice Groups.  

Lee and his wife, Jennifer, live in St. Paul and enjoy spending time with their dogs, Maggie and Winnie, and cheering on the Golden Gophers. 

Presentations

  • “The First 72: A Railroad’s Duty to Preserve Evidence,” Railroad Accident Investigation Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., October 2015
  • “Handling FELA and FRSA Claims Running on Parallel Tracks,” National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, July 2014
  • “So You Fired Your Employee? The Effect of Termination on Your FELA Case,” National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Annual Meeting, July 2013
  • “Railroad Cases: Lessons Learned,” Association of the American Railroads, General Claims Conference, September 2011
  • “No-Fault in a Nutshell,” Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Brown Bag Series, October 2005
  • “Reflectorization and the Impact,” Midwest Claims Conference - Federal Employees Liability Act, October 2005
  • “Spoliation - The Newest Hot Button,” Midwest Claims Conference - Federal Employees Liability Act, October 2004
  • “Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Coverage,” Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Insurance Institute, June 2004

Honors
Super Lawyer® by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2008-16
Rising Star® by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2001-08 


Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1996
University of Minnesota, B.A., 1992


Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1996
North Dakota, 2012
Wisconsin, 2013
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1999

U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2012
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2006


Professional Associations and Memberships

Defense Research Institute
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel


Licenses

Minnesota
North Dakota
Wisconsin

Practice Areas


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