Ross M. Miller

Ross M. Miller

Of Counsel
Colmar, Pennsylvania
Newtown, Pennsylvania

Ross M. Miller joined the firm in 2012.  Ross is a trial attorney and practices in the areas of criminal defense, civil rights and personal injury. Ross is also one of a select group of attorneys who are appointed by a panel of Federal Judges in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to serve as a Criminal Justice Act attorney representing indigent persons accused of federal crimes.  From 2008 through 2012, he was a trial attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia where he represented indigent defendants in hundreds of pre-trial hearings, motions and trials. After being promoted to the Major Trials Unit he tried numerous major felony jury trials, including charges of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Sex Offenses, Gun Offenses, Drug Crimes and other felony offenses. Prior to his work at the Defenders Association, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John T.J. Kelly of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

At the Temple University Beasley School of Law, he was a member of the Temple National Trial Team. His team won the 2006 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Trial Competition, where Ross was presented with a Best Advocate award. His team was also the regional Champion and national Semifinalist in the American Association of Justice Trial Competition. He also served as a member and Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society and as a member and staff editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review. He has received many honors and awards including the Trial Advocacy Barrister Award, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer's Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy, the Moot Court Alumni Award and the Lena L. Hale Award for Outstanding Extracurricular Activities. While in law school he worked as a law clerk in the Appeals Division of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and at the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2017


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Memphis
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)
    • Honors: Dean's List

Honors and Awards

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyer's Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Temple Law Alumni Moot Court Award
  • Lena L. Hale Award for Outstanding Extracurricular Activities
  • Barrister Award - Trial Advocacy Program (Twice Awarded)
  • Fellow, Rubin Public Interest Honor Society
  • Pennsylvania's "Rising Star" Published in Philadelphia Magazine, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Moore and Riemenschneider, LLC, Associate
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia, Assistant Defender - Major Trials Division
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, Adjunct Professor - National Trial Team Coach
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Honorable John T.J. Kelly, Jr., Law Clerk
  • Radio and Television Producer/Host, Memphis TN, Hosted and produced The Ross Show, Memphis in Black and White

Pro Bono Activities

  • Philadelphia VIP