Samuel M. Miller
Miller Immigration Law LLP
21600 Oxnard Street, Suite 1140
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
J.D., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.Phil., University of Oxford
B.A., Harvard College
Samuel M. Miller
Samuel M. Miller, J.D., Ph.D. advises clients in complex business immigration matters involving the PERM labor certification process, nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, and consular processing, with particular expertise in representing attorneys and law school graduates. He also leads preparation of the firm’s responses to requests for evidence (RFEs) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and to PERM application audits by the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as the firm’s submissions in appellate proceedings.
His professional experience includes employment as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York City, where he was a member of Debevoise’s mergers & acquisitions practice group, as well as a federal appellate clerkship with the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and by Super Lawyers, and has received a Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating of AV Preeminent (5.0), representing the highest level of professional excellence.
Dr. Miller also has an extensive background in economics and statistics, with a particular interest in their intersection with immigration and other fields of law. He has served the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) as a quantitative expert in several capacities, including serving on AILA’s national Technology and Innovation Committee and on AILA’s H-1B task force, where he helped successfully challenge the Department of Labor’s October 2020 recalculation of the prevailing wage levels applicable to H-1B and other visa classifications and to PERM applications. He is also a member of the American Law and Economics Association and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies.
He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the championship team in the Ames Moot Court competition; served as deputy editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and as secretary of the Harvard Immigration Project; interned with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic; and provided research assistance to Professor W. Kip Viscusi (now co-director of the Ph.D. Program in Law & Economics at Vanderbilt University).
He also holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College; an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford; and a Ph.D. in Law & Economics from Vanderbilt University, where he studied immigration as a University Graduate Fellow and Law & Economics Scholar.
During college, he was a member of Harvard’s varsity football team and was voted the recipient of the Henry N. Lamar Award, given for dedication and concern for one’s fellow man.
He is admitted to practice in California and New York.