Kelley Kronenberg

Chris Miller

Christopher Miller

Kelley Kronenberg

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Christopher Miller is Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office, focusing his practice on Breach of Contract, Insurance Coverage, Construction, Retail and Commercial Litigation, Product Liability, and Workers’ Compensation.

He is an accomplished trial Attorney licensed to practice in Illinois’ state and federal courts, as well as Indiana on a pro hac vice basis. His current practice focuses primarily on multi-million dollar construction and product liability matters, and various retail claims. Chris has significant experience defending injury claims involving traumatic brain injuries (TBI), wrongful death, burn injuries, cervical and lumbar spine injuries, and catastrophic property damages.

Chris’ successes do not end in serving the needs of his clients. He is a published author and contributor in numerous periodicals and bar association publications including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, UR Chicago, Chicago Tribune Red Eye, and the Associated Press. Additionally, Chris has presented at the Chicago Bar Association’s Lunch and Learn program, Music Over Business, and Columbia College Chicago.

Chris was also the host of “Local 101,” a radio show on the former Q101. His on-air moniker was “Chris Payne.” Chris has also been a Grammy Committee Member for the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy.

In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Chris was named on the list of Illinois Rising Stars, and in 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list. Also, in 2016 he was added to the Illinois Top 100 Lawyers by Super Lawyers, a peer review designation published by Thomson Reuters.

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Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Commercial Law Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Bad Faith, Commercial Fraud, Commercial Liability, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Mediation, Commercial Torts, Complex Commercial Litigation, Retail Liability, Uniform Commercial Code
Construction Law Construction Accidents, Construction Arbitration, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Equipment Liability, Construction Insurance Defense, Construction Liability, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Construction Mediation, Construction Products Liability, Construction Safety, Contractor Performance Bonds, Contractors Liability, Environmental Construction Law, Mechanics Liens, Public Construction Law, Roof Industry Liability, Scaffolding Liability, Structural Work Act
Contracts Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation
Debtor and Creditor Creditors Rights, Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Debtor and Creditor Collections, Debtor and Creditor Remedies, Debtor and Creditor Reorganization, Debtor and Creditor Rights, Debtor and Creditor Workouts, Debtors Rights, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, International Creditors Rights, Secured Creditors Rights, Unsecured Creditors Rights
Insurance Accident Insurance, Automobile Insurance, Automobile Insurance Coverage, Automobile Liability, Casualty Insurance, Casualty Insurance Subrogation, Commercial Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Excess Coverage, Fire Insurance, Fire Insurance Subrogation, Fire Loss, First and Third Party Insurance, First Party Insurance, General Liability, Indemnity, Insurance Adjuster Liability, Insurance Arbitration, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Fraud, Insurance Investigations, Insurance Litigation, Insurance Mediation, No Fault Automobile Insurance, Personal Liability, Property Damage, Property Insurance, Property Insurance Coverage, Property Loss, Property Subrogation, Risk Management, Subrogation, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists, Uninsured and Underinsured, Motorists Arbitration
Insurance Defense Arson and Insurance Fraud, Automobile Insurance Defense, Automobile Insurance Fraud Defense, Automobile Liability Defense, Casualty Insurance Defense, Commercial Insurance Defense, Fire Insurance Defense, First and Third Party Insurance Defense, First Party Insurance Defense, Flood Insurance Defense, General Liability Defense, Insurance Bad Faith Defense, Insurance Coverage Defense, Insurance Defense Subrogation, No Fault Auto Insurance Defense, Personal Liability Defense, Property Damage Defense, Property Insurance Defense
Litigation Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Defense Litigation, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice
Occupational Safety and Health Industrial Accidents, Occupational Injuries, OSHA
Premises Liability Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation
Products Liability Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Vehicle Rollovers, Welding Products Liability
Torts Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability
Transportation Common Carrier Law, Common Carrier Liability Law, Highway Construction Law, Highway Design Liability, Motor Carrier Defense, Motor Carrier Law, Motor Carrier Liability, Public Transportation Law, Truck Accidents, Trucking Liability
Workers Compensation Workers Compensation Defense


  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Partner | SmithAmundsen LLC

    2007 - 2014

    Areas of Practice: Catastrophic Casuality & Property Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Negligence, Product Liability Defense and risk Management, Manufacturer Risk Assessment, Retail and Hospitality Defense, Premises Liability, Retail Litigation.
    ?Vice-Chair SmithAmundsen Product Liability Group.
    ?“Illinois Rising Star” – 2012, 2011and 2010 Super Lawyer Magazine featuring outstanding lawyers in the state of Illinois.
    ? Trial Attorney
    ? Speaker
    ? Author
    ? Panelist
    ? Instructor
    ? Teacher

  • Senior Associate | Morici Figlioli and Associates

    2004 - 2007

    Areas of Practice: Construction Negligence, Personal Injury, Auto Negligence, Product Liability, Premises Liability.

  • Senior Associate | Goldstein Fishman Bender and Romanoff

    2003 - 2004

    Areas of Practice: Auto Negligence, Product and Premises Liability, Construction Negligence, Medical Malpractice.


  • J.D. | DePaul University College of Law

    1999 - 2002

  • B.A. | Loyola University

    1996 - 1999

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  • Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

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