A Dedicated Trial Lawyer Committed to Serving Others
Matt, a native Omahan and proud graduate of Ryan High School, has always been passionate about the law. Following in his father’s footsteps, who was also a lawyer, Matt went on to earn his degrees from St. John’s University and Creighton University, graduating with distinction. With his admission to practice law in both the Nebraska State and Federal Courts in 1989, Matt embarked on a fulfilling career dedicated to helping those who have been injured.
A Diverse Legal Background
Matt’s journey began with a position at one of Omaha’s leading personal injury law firms. His outstanding success in the courtroom caught the attention of a large insurance defense firm, which offered him a job. This experience on the other side of the courtroom provided Matt with invaluable knowledge and insights into the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize their responsibility towards injured individuals. However, a particular case that Matt won, involving a semi-truck driver who injured another driver, made him question his path. Fueled by his commitment to justice, Matt made the decision to leave his job and vowed to never represent insurance companies again.
Leveling the Playing Field
Since that pivotal moment, Matt has devoted himself to leveling the playing field between corporate giants and his injured clients. With his reputation as a skilled trial lawyer and his unique perspective gained from working on both sides of personal injury cases, Matt is frequently sought after as a mediator for these types of lawsuits. His ultimate goal is to ensure that his clients are fairly compensated for their injuries, so they can focus on healing and rebuilding their lives.
“In my life, I’ve come to realize that our health and relationships with our loved ones and friends are the most important things. Witnessing the devastating impact of catastrophic injuries on individuals and families is truly humbling. It reminds me of the fragility of life and the unpredictability of tragedy. When people find themselves facing a catastrophic injury or event, they are often overwhelmed. On top of that, navigating our adversarial legal system can be incredibly challenging. That’s why they need someone to take charge of their legal issues, allowing them to focus on their recovery.”
“Most people aren’t interested in going to trial, and I completely understand that. However, to ensure fair compensation for you and your family, it’s crucial to have a lawyer who has a proven track record of successfully trying cases in the courtroom. Insurance companies won’t take claims seriously unless they know that the injured party’s lawyer can effectively present their case to a jury. While the majority of cases are settled without going to trial, having a lawyer with trial experience increases the likelihood of receiving a higher compensation offer. Many lawyers claim to specialize in personal injury, but only a handful truly have the experience and skills to go to trial. If you’re serious about protecting yourself and your loved ones following a catastrophic injury or event, you need a lawyer who knows their way around a courtroom.”
“I consider it a tremendous responsibility to protect not only the future well-being of my clients but also that of their families. It’s an honor and privilege to be trusted by people who have experienced unimaginable hardships and rely on us to safeguard their legal and financial interests. The satisfaction of helping make things right for them is unparalleled.”
- Nebraska, 1989
- United States District Court, District of Nebraska, 1989
- Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers
- The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Awards & Honors
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2009
Publications & Discussions
- Nuts & Bolts of Mediation and Settlement, N.A.T.A., 2004
- Panel discussion on Tadros v. City of Omaha, Nebraska Defense Counsel, 2007
- Liens and Settlements in Plaintiffs Personal Injury Practice, National Business Institute, 2008
- Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 1989
- Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 1986 (Magna cum laude)
To learn more about Matt Miller and his commitment to helping the injured, visit Garrity Traina.