Patrick J. Miller
Patrick J. Miller

Member

Phone: 303.299.8354

Fax: 303.298.0940

pmiller@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Louisa Boyte
303.299.8444

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, the federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, and numerous state plan occupational safety and health boards.

Representative Matters
  • Advises on employment and 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 supervises 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, ADEA 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.
  • Represented client in matter before the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration involving allegation of unlawful denial of restroom breaks.

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
  • Board of Trustees, Historic Denver
Publications and Presentations

Recent Media

 

Recent Publications

 

Recent Presentations

  • OSHA Update
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference
    May 2018
  • OSHA Update: Silica Survives Legal Challenge and What to Expect from Trump and Mugno
    Sherman & Howard Construction Seminar
    February 2018
  • Silica Update
    Sherman & Howard Annual OSHA Seminar
    December 2017
  • Walking Working Surfaces
    Sherman & Howard Annual OSHA Seminar
    December 2017
  • Electronic Reporting, Retaliation and Enforcement
    Sherman & Howard Annual OSHA Seminar
    December 2017
  • What’s Off the Table?
    Sherman & Howard Annual OSHA Seminar
    December 2017
  • OSHA Update: What to Expect from the Trump Administration

    • Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Springs Construction Law Seminar, October 2017
    • Sherman & Howard Labor & Employment Law Presentation, September 2017
    • Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference, May 2017
    • Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Construction Law Seminar, February 2017
  • OSHA’s New Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Rules: A Solution in Search of a Problem

    • Sherman & Howard OSHA Webinar, October 2016
    • Sherman & Howard Arizona Construction Law Seminar, October 2016
    • Sherman & Howard Annual OSHA Seminar, September 2016
  • Brewers Guide to OSHA and Retaliation Issues
    Business of Beer
    June 2016
  • Whistleblower Update: OSHA Lowers The Bar For Complainants
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference Agenda
    May 2016
  • OSHA At The 11th Hour
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference Agenda
    May 2016
  • Soon to be Gone but Never Forgotten: OSHA at the Eleventh Hour
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Construction Law Seminar
    February 2016
  • Enforcement Trends
    Sherman & Howard Annual OSHA Seminar
    December 2015
  • OSHA’s New Confined Spaces In Construction Standard – What You Need To Know
    • Sherman & Howard Annual Construction Seminar, October 2015
    • Sherman & Howard OSHA Webinar, June 2015
  • Beyond Whistleblowing
    Sherman & Howard Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Conference
    April 2015
  • Retaliation: The Great Equalizer
    Sherman & Howard Annual Arizona Labor & Employment Seminar
    April 2015