K J Miller

K.J. Miller

Member and Financial Services Litigation and Regulatory Compliance Practice Group Chair
KJ Miller serves as Practice Group Chair for the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Regulatory Compliance group. She is one of the most experienced lawyers in Michigan in the areas of consumer finance litigation, including Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) claims, contested foreclosures and evictions, and credit card litigation, for financial institutions, private mortgage lenders, and servicers. She is well-versed in regulatory and compliance issues, particularly with the rules propagated by the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Michigan’s Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Ms. Miller has extensive experience in successfully resolving disputes in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings, and in facilitations before private mediators. She also handles a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including real estate and franchise litigation, and manages legal services teams handling multi-state litigation.

Education & Credentials

Education

Michigan State University

B.S.

Detroit College of Law

J.D.
  • summa cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Acknowledgements

  • Named a Rising Star by Law & Politics, 2009-2010, 2010-2011

Representative Clients

  • CitiMortgage, Inc.
  • Citibank, NA
  • CitiFinancial Auto
  • Citi Credit Card Services
  • Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC
  • PennyMac USA
  • Bank of America, N.A.
  • General Motors, Inc.
  • Metso Automation, Inc.

Prominent Assignments

Efficiently and effectively manages large caseloads for national and international companies.

Supervises a multi-state team of attorneys defending contested mortgage litigation, including appeals, for one of the nation’s largest financial institutions.

Supervised a large legal team for General Motors, managing almost 700 claims concurrently and successfully arbitrating several of them.

Successfully managed multi-state toxic tort litigation for a valve manufacturer.

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan 

Community Involvement

  • Bethany Christian Services, Juvenile Immigration Project
  • Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels Board, Board President
  • Ypsilanti Youth Theater Board, Member
  • Historic East Side Neighborhood Association (Ypsilanti) Board, Member

Experience

  • Intern for Magistrate Judge Paul Komives
  • Intern for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications/Presentations

  • Presenter, “Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Compliance Issues in 2016,” The Knowledge Group
  • Co-author, "Residential Foreclosures and Evictions," Consumer Financial Services Answer Book 2011-2014, Practicing Law Institute
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