Stephen R. Miller Equity Partner


Steve has provided his clients with the highest quality legal services for over forty years.

Steve focuses much of his practice on the construction industry but he is first and foremost a trial lawyer and, as such, handles cases in the areas of general business, class action, civil rights, labor, employment, real estate, legal and accountancy malpractice, products liability, personal injury, with a particular concentration in construction law.


Steve has litigated cases in over 20 states, appearing before a variety of tribunals including state and federal courts – both trial and appellate, arbitration panels, boards, and administrative tribunals.


The reported cases in which Steve has served as counsel are impressive for their breadth and for the important legal ground broken in several of them.  He has been involved in numerous cases throughout the country, including complex and precedent-setting cases.  By the age of 32, he had obtained his first multimillion-dollar verdict.  In 1993, a one-month jury trial resulted in a $116.5 million verdict that was, at the time, the largest verdict of its kind in the country.


Although a trial lawyer at his core, Steve understands the toll – financial, emotional and psychological – of litigation and works with clients to resolve their disputes through a variety of alternative dispute resolution procedures including mediation. Steve works closely with clients to counsel them on risk avoidance and best practices.  Steve is an approved mediator for the local state and federal courts and also serves as mediator for the American Arbitration Association.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Construction Superconference,
  • Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lorman Seminars

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation – Lifetime Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America


University of Notre Dame

  • J.D.   1983
  • M.A. 1989
  • B.A.  1983

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • S. District Court for Western District of Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, Colorado, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Illinois
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
  • S. Court of Federal Claims
  • S. Supreme Court