Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller's extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of medical malpractice, construction site, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Miller at a young age found his calling in law to redress the wrongs inflicted on those in need. Working to put himself through school, Mr. Miller earned his law degree from St. John's University, School of Law in Queens, NY, graduating cum laude and Dean's List. He continues his association with the School of Law by lecturing other professionals in the art of conducting trials in continuing legal education forums. In addition to lecturing at St. John's, Mr. Miller has lectured for the Queens County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and others. Mr. Miller has been recognized for excellence in practice by "Super Lawyers" an Honor bestowed upon only 5% of attorneys in the New York Metropolitan Area. He enjoys an "AV Preeminent" rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, from Lexis/Nexis, Martindale-Hubbell a national peer review rating company. He is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization of seasoned trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation of the civil jury trial. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau and Queens County Bar Associations and the Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Queens College where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economics Honor Society.
Mr. Miller is also involved in volunteer community services. He provided pro bono services in establishing a Memorial Fund for the widows and children of deceased fire fighters from Engine 54, Ladder 4 of the F.D.N.Y. lost in the attack on the World Trade Center. He provided pro bono services to the families of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy through Trial Lawyers Care. He has sat on the Board of Directors of a safe house for women, providing guidance to many. He also sits as a trustee on the board of his local civic association. Mr. Miller resides in Nassau County with his wife and two children.
David M. Strano, Esq. began his practice of law at the Law Offices of Steven Miller in 1993 where he has remained since. In 2001, he became a partner in the firm and the firm was renamed Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Strano believes that every client deserves to be zealously represented and kept well apprised of his or her case status. He understands that by explaining the legal process to the client as it relates to his or her own case, the client will always know where they stand. Mr. Strano has concentrated over 20 years of legal experience in handling all aspects of the litigation of a civil matter from the client's first call, through trial to verdict, and appeal if necessary.
David M. Strano, Esq., obtained his law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1993 where he graduated Cum Laude and Dean's List. In Law School, Mr. Strano's advocacy skills were recognized when he was a member of a three person team that placed first in a National Moot Court competition. Before entering Law School, Mr. Strano earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Technology, and went to work as an estimator/purchaser for a leading commercial plumbing contractor.
Mr. Strano is a member of several professional associations including the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York Academy of Lawyers. He is also a member of the Nassau County Columbian Lawyers Association, an organization whose goals and objectives are the enhancement and awareness of the Italian American culture as it applies to the development of law and the furtherance of justice and equality.
Catherine M. Montiel, Esq. joined the firm in February of 1994, having previously worked at a prominent plaintiff's personal injury law firm in Manhattan. She became a partner in 2001 and the firm was thereafter renamed Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Ms. Montiel is a 1992 graduate of St. John's Law School where she earned her J.D. and is a 1989 Cum Laude graduate of Adelphi University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Ms. Montiel prides herself on being intimately familiar with each and every one of her cases and maintains close contact with her clients. Ms. Montiel's attention to detail and thorough preparation has been instrumental in uncovering key facts forming the basis of several seven figure awards achieved by the firm. In addition, as Managing Partner, Ms. Montiel has an active role in maintaining the business operations of the office and case management.
Ms. Montiel is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Queens County Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York - Suffolk County Chapter. Ms. Montiel is rated “AV Preeminent”, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Lexis/Nexis, Martindale-Hubbard. Ms.Montiel is proud to have provided pro-bono services to family members of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy through Trial Lawyers Care. She resides in Suffolk County with her husband and her two children.