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Patrick J. Miller

Member

Phone: 303.299.8354

Fax: 303.298.0940

pmiller@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Lynn Howell
303.299.8435

Areas of Emphasis

Safety and Health – OSHA/MSHA

Labor and Employment

Education

  • Juris Doctor, high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 2000
    • First Vice-Chairperson, Moot Court program
    • Member, Iowa Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 1997

Patrick Miller is a Member in Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Department. He assists clients in developing and implementing safety and health programs in the workplace, including OSHA and MSHA required policies, and general employment programs. Pat routinely defends citations before the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and numerous state plan occupational safety and health boards.

Representative Matters
  • Advises on employment, safety and health compliance issues; develops and implements employment, safety and health programs, including OSHA and MSHA required policies; supervises training and education; and, assists with or supervision of OSHA and MSHA inspections.
  • Catastrophic and fatality accident investigation and coordination, including OSHA/MSHA, emergency response, law enforcement, insurance and public relations concerns.
  • Defense of citations before the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and numerous state plan occupational safety and health boards.
  • Represents employers in state and federal court litigation involving claims of Title VII and ADA discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, invasion of privacy, employment contract and non-compete disputes, Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as various other employment law matters.
  • Regularly provides advice to telecommunications client with respect to safety and health compliance issues.
  • Represented client in fatality investigation conducted by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Represented client in matter before the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration involving allegation of unlawful denial of restroom breaks.
  • Obtained Permanent Civil Protection Order on behalf of client with respect to threats made by former employee (New Belgium Brewing Co. v. Sutherland).

Published Cases

  • Secretary of Labor v. Cargill Meat Solutions Corp., No. 10-1156 (Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 2012) (In case of first impression, citations for non-payment of required footwear vacated.)
  • United States of America v. Xcel Energy, Inc. et al., No. 09-cr-00389 (U.S. District Court, 2011) (Assisted criminal defense counsel in successful acquittal of OSHA criminal charges.)
Professional Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section OSHA Committee
  • Member, Colorado Safety Association
  • Member, American Society of Safety Engineers