Partner, Siprut PC

Illinois Super Lawyer
Illinois Leading Lawyer

Top 40 Under 40 Illinois Lawyers

Adjunct Professor of Advanced Trial Advocacy, Northwestern University School
of Law
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law

312.236.0000
rmiller@siprut.com

Richard L. Miller II is a partner at Siprut PC. He was previously in-house counsel at a private equity firm, and before that, a partner at Novack and Macey LLP, where he specialized in commercial litigation. While there, Mr. Miller advised multi-billion dollar clients and litigated disputes involving contract disputes, class actions, real estate, insurance coverage, creditors’ rights, products liability, licenses, trademark, employment law, and corporate veil piercing claims. He has litigation experience in state and federal court, including appellate work, as well as arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Miller is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law where he has taught Trial Advocacy since 2005 and Advanced Trial Advocacy since 2013. He has decided numerous cases while acting as an American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitrator since 2008. Prior to joining the AAA, Mr. Miller was an arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program.

Mr. Miller served as a prosecutor for Champaign County, Illinois for over two years. During that time, he litigated approximately 50 jury trials, as well as innumerable bench trials. He prosecuted four murder cases, two of which resulted in pleas and two of which went to trial, resulting in guilty verdicts and sentences of 45 and 55 years.

Mr. Miller has been named a "Leading Lawyer" and one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of the Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Chicago Magazine has repeatedly recognized him as a "Super Lawyer," “Rising Star” and one of the Top Young Commercial Litigation Attorneys in Illinois. He has acted as an expert witness on litigation matters in Cook County, Illinois proceedings.

Mr. Miller has published articles appearing in the Illinois Bar Journal on Expert Testimony, Emergency Temporary Restraining Orders, The Wage Payment Act, Spoliation Claims, and Class Actions. He has also served as an author for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) for many years, authoring guides for practitioners on: Pleading Under the Federal Rules, Federal Motion Practice, Preparing for Trial, and Preserving the Record During Trial, among others.   

Mr. Miller served as the President of the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board. He received IICLE's "Author of the Year" award in 2015 and was a co-recipient of the same award in 2010. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the University Club of Chicago. Mr. Miller currently serves on the ISBA Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. He attended the University of Illinois College of Law on a full merit scholarship and graduated cum laude.



Click on the links to access the publications or video of the presentations

Using Class Actions for Credit Card Data Theft
104 Ill. B.J. 42 (August 2016)

Understanding Class Actions [Presentation]
Chicago Bar Association, CLE, January 2016

Federal Civil Practice: Motion Practice
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2010, 2012 Supp. and 2015) 

Federal Civil Practice: Discovery
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2015) 

Federal Civil Practice: Pleading Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012 Supp. and 2015) 

Motions at Trial [Presentation]
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Trial Advocacy Webcast Series, April 2013 

Negotiating a Settlement [Presentation]
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Trial Advocacy Webcast Series, February 2013 

Cross Examinations [Presentation]
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Trial Advocacy Webcast Series, January 2013 

Illinois Civil Practice: Preparing for Trial–Proof of Facts in Civil Cases
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012) 

Illinois Civil Practice: Evidentiary Motions at Trial
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012 Supp.) 

Illinois Civil Practice: Preserving the Record During Trial
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2012 Supp. and 2009) 

How You Can Settle Your Lawsuit Quickly 
Smart Business (November 2012)  

The Dangers of Litigating in the Media
100 Ill. B.J. 42 (January 2012) 

Illinois Civil Practice: Motions at the Close of Evidence
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2009 and 2012 Supp.) 

Illinois Civil Discovery Practice: Limitations on Discovery
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2011 Supp. and 2009) 

How a Temporary Restating Order Can Help You Protect Your Reputation
Smart Business (May 1, 2011) 

The Perils of Protective Orders
CBA Record (April 2011) 

Avoiding the Innocent Spoliation of Evidence
CBA Record (May 2010) 

When Can You Defend Both a Corporation and Its Officers?
97 Ill. B.J. 618 (December 2009) 

Helping Businesses Avoid Spoliation Claims 
llinois Lawyer Now (Winter 2009) 

Departing Executives and the Wage Payment Act
96 Ill. B.J. 139 (March 2008) 

TROs: A Guide to Winning Emergency Relief in Illinois
93 Ill. B.J. 530 (October 2005) 

An Introduction to Opinion Testimony Disclosures in Illinois 
89 Ill. B.J. 18 (January 2001)