Tina O. Miller, Partner

Ms. Miller is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, mediation and representing victims of crime in both criminal and civil cases.  Ms. Miller has been appointed as an E-Discovery Special Master and a Discovery Special Master in the Western District of Pennsylvania.  She has served as a mediator in federal and state court cases as well as in employee/employer workplace disputes.  Ms. Miller has represented both professional athletes and sports agents in numerous arbitration hearings and civil proceedings. 

In September 2013, Ms. Miller was appointed to the Practitioners Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission.  She was selected by the Commission to represent the Third Circuit. 

Ms. Miller has substantial litigation and trial experience. She has jury trial experience as both a federal prosecutor and defense counsel in a wide variety of cases, including fraud, arson, public corruption, arms trafficking, carjacking, narcotics trafficking and sex offenses. In the fall of 2007, she was sole counsel for the government in a federal death penalty trial involving a murder-for-hire scheme.   

In 2011, Ms. Miller was appointed by Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to serve on the Merit Selection Committee for the Bankruptcy Judgeship in the Western Distirct of Pennsylvania. In 2006 and again in 2014, Ms. Miller was appointed by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to serve on the Local Rules Advisory Committee. She has been certified as an Arbitrator with the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Miller is active in the community.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and is past Chair of the Federal Court Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.  She is past President of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association and a former board member for the Program for Offenders.  

During her 13 year tenure as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Miller served in various leadership roles, including serving as the District's Crimes Against Children Coordinator, the Environmental Crimes Coordinator, and the Worker Exploitation/Human Trafficking Coordinator. She was an original member of the Joint 9/11 Terrorism Task Force in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Miller was appointed by the Attorney General's Advisory Committee to serve on the United States Department of Justice's National Advisory Committee for Child Exploitation Investigations.  Ms. Miller is a frequent speaker on topics of criminal law and electronic discovery.

She currently serves as co-chair of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Friends of E-Discovery.

Recent Publications

  • "What the Judges Think:  e-Discovery Practices and Trends." Allegheny County Lawyer's Journal, April 3, 2015, co-authored with Daniel Miller

  • "The Impact of Technology on the Fourth Amendment at the Border."  Allegheny County Lawyer's Journal, August 9, 2013, co-authored with Susan A. Ardisson

  • "Electronic Discovery in Criminal Cases:  The Need for Rules."  Allegheny County Lawyer's Journal, April 6, 2012

  • "Technology and the Fourth Amendment."  Allegheny County Lawyer's  Journal, March 23, 2012, co-authored with Susan A. Ardisson

  • "Finding Brady Needles in an ESI Evidentiary Haystack."  Allegheny County Lawyer's Journal, March 9, 2012, co-authored with Susan A. Ardisson

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A. cum laude 1989)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (J.D. 1993)

Clerkship

Honorable Donetta W. Ambrose, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994-1996; Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County 1993-1994

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New York
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Contact via Email

tmiller@farrellreisinger.com