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George J. Miller

Partner

P 859-288-7640

F 859-259-0649

 

250 West Main Street

Suite 1600

Lexington, KY 40507

George Miller is a member of the Firm's Labor & Employment Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and eminent domain law.

  • Representative Matters 
  • Professional Experience 
    • Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky College of Law, 1985-86 (Legal Writing), 1989-90 (Introduction to Philosophy of Law; Jurisprudence); Fall 2011-present (Labor Law)
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 1980-81
    • U.S. Air Force, 1968-1972 (assigned to 33rd Communications Squadron, 15th Air Force Combat Operations Center, March AFB, Riverside, CA.)
  • Honors 

    "Provides amazing leadership" and is "an excellent labor lawyer who does a great job for clients."
    Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

    • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Labor & Employment.  
    • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year Employment Law-Management, 2018
    • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-Management, 2009-2011, 2010-2021 and Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2009-2021
    • Best Lawyers® 2017 Lexington Litigation-Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Best Lawyers® 2015 Lexington Labor Law-Management "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Highest Professional Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
    • Recognized by his peers in Kentucky’s Super Lawyers® 2007-2020
    • Elected a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Education 

    1984 - J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law; staff member of the Kentucky Law Journal

    1981 - Ph.D., Brown University

    1978 - A.M., Brown University

    1975 - B.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

  • Presentations 

    Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker on topics related to labor and employment law.  His seminars and presentations include:

    • Employee training and presentations to numerous clients on topics such as union avoidance, strike preparation, sexual harassment, and FMLA compliance.
    • "Update on Labor Law Issues Affecting the Employment Lawyer," 13th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 2012.
    • Presentation of the employer's case in a mock trial of an employment termination case at the 2010 annual meeting of the Kentucky State Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Louisville, KY, 2010-2014.
    • "Top 10 Wage & Hour Mistakes," meeting of the Kentucky Association of Housing Authorities, Lexington, Kentucky, December 6, 2010.
    • "Family and Medical Leave Act Update," presented at a seminar sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, Kentucky, August 26, 2010.
    • "Trends in HR Law and Litigation: Keeping Your Company Compliant," webinar sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, February 18, 2010.
    • "Unionization and Union Avoidance," presentation at Fundamentals of Employment Law, Sterling Education Systems, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2009
    • "Current Labor and Employment Issues in Blood Banking," Interim Meeting of America's Blood Centers, Santa Rosa, California, August 2009
    • "The New FMLA Regulations," and "Military Leave under the FMLA," FMLA Master Class, M. Lee Smith Publishers, Louisville, Kentucky, April 2009
    • "The Employee Free Choice Act," presentation at Blueprint for Change seminar sponsored by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington, Kentucky, March 2009
    • "Responsive Pleadings," a recorded presentation for the University of Kentucky College of Law Continuing Legal Education Program, 2009
    • "Covenants Not to Compete and Confidentiality Agreements," 9th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, June 2004
    • "Protecting Your Organization from Costly Wage and Hour Violations," Council on Education in Management Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, September 2003
    • "Workforce Reductions and Other Employment Termination Issues," presentation to clients of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Bowling Green, Kentucky, March 2003
    • "Basics of Wage and Hour Law," Lorman Education Services Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, October 2001 and 2000
    • "Arbitration and Mediation of Employment Disputes," Associated Industries of Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, July 2001
    • "The Family and Medical Leave Act and Related State Laws," presented to management employees of a national manufacturing company client, 2001
    • "Facing a Renewed Union Challenge," Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Lexington, Kentucky, February 2001
    • "Union Organizing Activity in Blood Banking," annual meeting of American Association of Blood Banks, Washington, D.C., November 7, 2000
    • "The Injured Worker: Framing the Issues and Coverages," 7th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, 2000
    • "The Absent Employee: The Interplay Between the ADA, the FMLA, Workers' Compensation, and the Employer's Leave and Attendance Policies," 6th Biennial Employment Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky 1998
    • "Labor and Employment Aspects of Mine Closings," 19th Annual University of Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, 1994
    • "Condemnation of Minerals: Damages Issues," 17th Annual University of Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, 1992
  • Publications 
    • “Responsive Pleadings,” Ch. 8 in Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 4th ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2016).
    • Chapter Editor, Ch. 12 ("Remedies for Inappropriate Discipline"), in Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration, 3rd. ed., N. Brand & M. Biren, (BNA, 2015).
    • Contributing Author, Legal Aspects of Horse Farm Operations (4th ed. 2014), University of Kentucky College of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education.
    • “Human Resources,” Ch. 10 in Emerging Companies Guide:  A Resource for Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2nd ed.,  American Bar Association.
    • “Responsive Pleadings,” Ch. 8 in Kentucky Civil Practice Before Trial, 3rd ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2008).
    •  “Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining,” Ch. 16 in Employment Law in Kentucky, 4th ed., (University of Kentucky College of Law Office of Continuing Legal Education, 2013).
    •  “The TEAM Act of 1997—Congress Tries Again,” World Reports, Vol. IX, No. 2 (1997).
    • “How to Prepare for and Manage an OSHA Inspection,” Business Bulletin, (Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 1997).
    • “Employee Handbooks and the National Labor Relations Act:  Traps for the Unwary,” (with Michael K. Kirk), Fayette County Bar News, March-April 1996.
    • “The Impact of Article II of the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement of 1988 on the Sale, Acquisition and Operation of Coal Property,” II Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, Ch. 8 (1990).
  • Professional Activities and Memberships 
    • Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations
    • Past Secretary and President of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association
    • Past Member of the Kentucky Bar Association House of Delegates
    • Coordinator for American Bar Association Labor & Employment Section Law Student Outreach Program at the University of Kentucky College of Law (2003-present).
  • Admissions 
    • Kentucky State Bar
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Sixth Circuits
  • Civic Involvement 
    • Board of Directors, Transit Authority of the Lexington-Fayette County Urban-County Government, 2007-2015 (Vice-Chair, 2008-2010, Chair, 2010-2011)
    • Board of Directors of the Kentucky Blood Center, 1998-2010 (Chair, 2002-2006)
    • Board of Directors of the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1998-2003 (Chair, 2002-2003)