Full-Service Brooklyn Law Firm Helping Families Throughout New York State in Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Wills and Trusts, and Real Estate
There are dozens of different fields of law, and probably no law firm covers them all. At the Law Offices of Miller & Miller, we call ourselves a full-service law firm because we handle a number of areas that are central to most people’s lives and impact them most closely. These areas include personal injury, criminal defense, divorce and family law, wills and trusts estate planning, and residential real estate transactions. If you need help in any of these areas in New York, we urge you to call the Law Offices of Miller & Miller for a free consultation. We are a family law firm that treats clients like family, and we welcome the opportunity to help you with your legal needs.
It’s true that “accidents happen,” but they don’t happen for no reason. More often than not, accidents happen because someone was negligent in the way they acted toward another person – they drove recklessly or negligently by speeding or texting while driving, or they let a spill remain on their premises for an unreasonably long time until somebody slipped and fell. New York law allows injury victims to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages from the responsible party, but the injured victim has the burden of proving their case. It’s up to the victim to prove another party was negligent and caused the accident by their negligence. It’s also the victim’s job to prove they were injured and demonstrate how much money they are entitled to.
Meanwhile, insurance company adjusters and lawyers on the other side try to avoid paying what they should by branding the victim as the negligent party or disputing the serious nature of their injuries. Insurance companies hire professionals who are experts at downplaying claims and avoiding liability. They do it every day and have a big leg up on injury victims who may have never been in this situation before. That’s why you need an attorney working for you who is at least as skilled and experienced as the lawyers working for the insurance company on the other side. At Miller & Miller, we fight every day for accident injury victims in New York. We know what your claim is worth, and we don’t fall for insurance company tricks and tactics. We’ll negotiate a fair settlement that fully compensates you, or we’ll take your case to court and argue on your behalf in front of a jury. Either way, our sole interest is in seeing that you are properly taken care of after an accident caused by another’s negligent behavior.
In the United States, a person accused of a crime is presumed innocent until they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a unanimous jury. As a criminal defendant, you have constitutional rights to help ensure a fair trial. These include the right to be advised and represented by a competent lawyer, the right to testify on your behalf or refuse to testify, the right to compel witnesses to testify and to cross-examine witnesses, and the right to a speedy trial before a jury of your peers, among other rights.
All of these rights are necessary to ensure fair trials and a fair criminal justice system and protect individuals from governmental abuse. At the Law Offices of Miller & Miller, we believe strongly in these principles and fight hard to defend every client and help them get the best outcome available in their case. Our firm takes all misdemeanor and felony cases, but we are especially well-known for our representation in serious felony matters. No matter how serious the charges against you are, don’t hesitate to call Miller & Miller for immediate assistance.
Justice for the Wrongfully Accused
Our criminal justice system isn’t perfect, and sometimes innocent people get convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. What is astonishing is that over half the time, those wrongful convictions stem from official government misconduct. A recent national study found that 54% of wrongfully convicted defendants were victims of official misconduct, with police misconduct involved in 34% of the cases and prosecutorial misconduct 30% occurring of the time.
These facts should be horrifying to all Americans living with the protections against government tyranny enshrined in the Bill of Rights. At the Law Offices of Miller & Miller, we take a special interest in challenging cases of false arrest or malicious prosecution. As a law office practicing in both criminal defense and civil wrongs, we are the perfect law firm to take on a civil lawsuit for false arrest or malicious prosecution and hold the government accountable to you for the harm they have caused. False arrest and malicious prosecution are civil torts, and you are entitled to financial compensation for the damage done to you – the time you’ve missed from work, the harm to your reputation, the emotional suffering and mental anguish, physical ailments, and more.
Family and Matrimonial Law
Although New York was the last state in the nation to allow for “no-fault divorces,” for more than a decade now New Yorkers have been able to divorce based on an allegation that the marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown. Obtaining a divorce might be simpler now that fault grounds such as adultery or “cruel and inhuman treatment” don’t have to be proven, but it is still essential to have excellent legal representation in your divorce. A divorce not only dissolves a marriage but also makes lasting, enforceable court orders regarding how marital property is divided; whether alimony is paid by whom, how much and for low long; as well as issues of child custody and child support – who the kids will live with and when, and how much one parent will pay to the other.
No-fault doesn’t mean no-conflict, and if any issue is contested, the matter will have to be litigated in court and decided by the judge. The family law attorneys at Miller & Miller can represent you in negotiations with your spouse to craft a mutually agreeable settlement agreement and parenting plan, or we can represent you in court to make sure your rights are protected and that your interests are well-represented in the outcome on matters that are important to you.
If you are like most people, your home is your biggest financial investment, and it likely also tops the list as the asset that is most important and treasured for you and your family. Real estate transactions have a lot of moving parts, and the last thing you want is to go through all the time and trouble and expense of finding the perfect home or the right qualified buyer only to have the whole deal blow up at the last minute, forcing you to start the process all over again.
The Law Offices of Miller & Miller provides you with an experienced lawyer in New York real estate transactions. We offer an independent voice not tied to the lender or mortgage broker, so you know you are getting advice and representation focused solely on your best interests. Miller & Miller is here for you at every step of your real estate purchase or sale, from negotiating a purchase price to qualifying for financing, ironing out title and inspection issues, and representing you at closing to help the deal conclude smoothly and efficiently. You have too much at stake not to keep experienced and capable legal representation at your side throughout your transaction.
Wills & Trusts/Estate Planning
Whether you are just starting out and raising a family or looking to retire soon, it is never too early to make an estate plan, but if you wait too long, it can be too late. Take steps now to protect your valuable assets and make sure you and your family are taken care of during your lifetime and after you are gone, no matter what unexpected changes life brings. Our estate planning attorneys will draft the right set of wills, trusts and advance directives (living will, health care proxy, power of attorney) to meet your specific needs and goals for you and your family now and into the future.
Appeals are a matter of right for persons convicted of a crime. In a civil case, the losing party nearly always has the ability to appeal. Appeals are a common and central feature in both criminal cases and civil litigation, and Miller & Miller can represent you whether you are the party filing the appeal or responding to an appeal filed by the other side. Appellate procedure is not the same as trial procedure, so it’s important to have an experienced appellate lawyer handling your appeal.
The Help You Need, When You Need it
Car accidents and arrests don’t respect normal business hours. If you have an immediate need for legal help day or night, call the New York Law Offices of Miller & Miller. We are here for you when you need us with practical, strategic advice and aggressive, professional and effective legal representation. Call 718-522-0023 for a no-cost, confidential consultation regarding your legal matter.