Los Angeles Business Journal Profiles Skip Miller

Louis “Skip” Miller
Christensen Miller Fink Jacobs Glaser Weil & Shapiro Litigation
UCLA Law School, 1972

Known for his charm and fight, Louis “Skip” Miller is without question one of L.A.’s hottest trial lawyers.

“If you are down in the legal trenches, Skip is the one you want down there with you,” said L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

Miller has frequently defended Los Angeles city police officers charged with misconduct, but he has also represented the Los Angeles City Council, as well as rock stars and songwriters, including Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan.

He also successfully defended City Councilman Nate Holden against sexual harassment charges.

Miller credits his success in part to his understanding of human psychology. “I am an all-purpose trial lawyer ­and a trial lawyer must understand human nature,” he said.

Miller, a co-founder of the Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacob, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro law firm in Century City, is a senior partner and co-head of the firm’s litigation department.

As talented as Miller may be, he says life is getting tougher for his establishment clients.

“More and more jurors are bringing their own feelings, biases and agendas, into the courtroom,” he says. “You have to be very, very careful when you represent a corporate client.”