Colleen Miller, Associate

Biography

Colleen Miller is an attorney in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Colleen represents commercial lenders, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions in federal and state court actions regarding default, title, association liens, statute of limitations, FDCPA, and FCCPA issues. Additionally, she has experience in the area of insurance coverage involving analysis and litigation under personal, commercial, and professional lines policies. Colleen is leading a firm-wide partnership with the Veterans Consortium Project to represent veterans in their appeals for disability benefits before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims.

Representative Experience

  • Represents commercial lenders in actions for breach of note and guaranties in both federal and state court

  • Provides advice, counsel, and representation to mortgage servicers and lenders seeking coverage under closing protection letters and insurance policies for title defects

  • Defends lenders and mortgage servicers in both state and federal court actions involving claims under the FDCPA, FCCPA, TCPA, and RESPA

  • Represents lenders and mortgage servicers in appeals of foreclosure final judgments

  • Defends mortgage servicers and lenders in quiet title and declaratory actions involving statute of limitations issues

  • Represents mortgage servicers and lenders in actions where homeowner and condominium associations seek to enforce liens against bank owned properties

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Miami (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
    • University of Miami Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean's Fellow in Contracts and Elements
    • Dean's Certificate of Achievement Award for Constitutional Law, Evidence and Criminal Law; CALI Award for Excellence for Insurance Law and Policy
  • Texas Christian University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2004)
    • Majors: Biology and Criminal Justice
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Golden Key International Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
  • VA Accreditation

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Military and Veteran Affairs Committee for the Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Tampa Office Chair for Quarles Cares

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars (2016-2017: Business Litigation)
  • Gonring Award for Pro Bono Representation 2016