About The Firm



Miller Barondess, LLP is a Los Angeles-based law firm founded in 2006 by trial lawyer Skip Miller, his sons Dan and Jim, and partners Mark Barondess and Sasha Frid.

The firm represents clients in a wide range of sectors, including intellectual property, patents, licensing and branding, technology and cybersecurity, real estate, healthcare, entertainment and music, sports, consumer products, insurance, retail, environmental, securities, private equity, financial services, and government.

With a reputation for winning bet-the-company litigation, the firm is often hired to “save the day” before trial. Other law firms call us when their clients need a trial team.


Miller Barondess handles all manner of litigation. We have succeeded at every stage, including dismissal at the outset, defeating case-dispositive injunctions, winning summary judgments, and prevailing in jury and court trials and at the appellate level on interlocutory and final appeals.

Our attorneys work in teams from start to finish so we can give clients more personalized, consistent, and cost-effective service. We offer a hands-on approach and develop close and ongoing client relationships.  Every partner, every associate, and every client have access to and the support of our entire team.

Our approach to problem-solving is often unconventional but highly effective. For example, during mediation of high-stakes litigation, we worked up the case and gave opening statements/closing arguments to the mediator and the other side, resulting in settlements of $60 million before the discovery phase had even begun.

“Miller Barondess is a terrific law firm. They have grown tremendously over the years, which I believe is a testament to their excellent work and their reputation in the legal community. They take on difficult matters and are home to an extremely skilled and well-trained group of lawyers.” In-House Counsel as quoted by U.S. Best Law Firms®

“The lawyers at Miller Barondess are trained at hearing their client’s needs and giving strategic guidance on what is possible. They give a cost benefit analysis on implementing the strategy.” Allen Kovac, 10th Street Entertainment, as quoted by U.S. Best Law Firms®

“I call on Miller Barondess for critical litigation and someone I can trust to take a case to trial in a must-win situation. In addition to their competence, what sets the firm apart is their ability to understand the nuances of complex commercial transactions, as well as the pragmatic, business-oriented needs of their clients.” – Eric Hattler, former General Counsel with The Gores Group, as quoted by U.S. Best Law Firms®

“Miller Barondess lawyers are smart and tough but fair litigators who come to understand their clients’ businesses better than their clients do!” – Mark DeVitre, General Counsel, Allen Media Group, as quoted by U.S. Best Law Firms®

“Miller Barondess as a whole has done excellent work for the County of Los Angeles. Additionally, attorney Mira Hashmall is an outstanding appellate specialist.” – Lester Tolnai,  Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel, as quoted by U.S. Best Law Firms®


We work as a cohesive team and recruit attorneys who share our values and integrity. Associates join our firm to be among the best and brightest and to work on complex, high-end, innovative matters. We hire from top law schools and attract attorneys who are seeking a collegial environment. The firm’s Associates Committee provides an avenue for associates to play a role in shaping the firm.

We make proactive efforts to recruit and retain minority attorneys and staff members. We believe that diverse experiences, perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds enrich our team and the quality of our client services.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2024
“Miller Barondess excels at legal strategy. They are aggressive but not overly aggressive.”
– Client as quoted by Best Lawyers

L.A. Times B2B Publishing 2023
Top 100 Law Firms in Los Angeles and Top 25 in Litigation
– Business of Law Magazine

Los Angeles Business Journal 2023   
“Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” in Los Angeles

San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal
“Top Litigation Boutiques” 2021 in California