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

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Lee enjoys consulting for a variety of clients such as railroad companies, trucking 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), ADA, FMLA 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 employment, railroad and trucking law. He advises on regulations and compliance with OSHA citations. Lee also is a qualified neutral under Rule 144 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice and available to mediate cases involving personal injury including automobile, general liability, railroad, and trucking.

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, Percy and Winnie, and cheering on the Golden Gophers.


  • "Best Practices for Preparing Your Motor Vehicle Accident Case for Either Mediation or Arbitration," Minnesota CLE, September 2020
  • "Where There's Smoke, There's Fire - Medical Marijuana," Fort Worth & Western Railroad24th Railroad Liability Conference, July 2017
  • “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

Super Lawyer® by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2008-2020
Rising Star® by Minnesota Law & Politics, 2001-08


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


Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the MN General Rules of Practice

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
Transportation Lawyers Association


North Dakota

Practice Areas

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