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Michael Miller

Michael Miller

Supervising Attorney

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Direct: 312-256-8728
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20 S. Clark Street, 28th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Mr. Miller joined The Semrad Law Firm in 2004. In addition to supervising attorneys, Mr. Miller also advises and represents debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Miller also manages the firm’s bankruptcy appellate practice. Mr. Miller co-chaired a case in the United States Supreme Court. See City of Chicago v. Fulton, 141 S. Ct. 585 (2021). Mr. Miller has also argued three times in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In one of the cases, Mr. Miller successfully affirmed a ruling that allows debtors to discharge overpayment of benefits debts with state agencies. See Dennis v. Illinois Department of Human Services, 927 F.3d 1015 (7th Cir. 2019). Mr. Miller successfully defended an adversary from a creditor resulting in dismissal, and prevailed under § 523(d) to recover an award of $7,850.00 in attorney fees. See In re Merced, No. 20-AP-00262 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. Feb. 5, 2021), ECF No. 75 (Barnes, J.).

Mr. Miller graduated with Honors from Roosevelt University with a B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management, in 2001.

Mr. Miller then went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School in 2005. While in law school, Mr. Miller was an extern with the U.S. Department of Justice's Office. In addition, Mr. Miller also was an extern at the Greater Southwest Development Predatory Lending Clinic, helping consumers fight predatory lending practices.

Mr. Miller was the co-chair of the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois for the 2019-2020 term. He also serves as an advisory board member for the American Bankruptcy Institute Honorable Eugene R. Wedoff Seventh Circuit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference. Mr. Miller is also a member and volunteer in the Chicago CARE program, which provides educational seminars to students about the responsible use of credit. Mr. Miller was born and raised in Illinois. In his spare time, he plays competitive tennis, and has previously been ranked the #1 U.S.T.A. Singles player in Chicago three different years.