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Mark R. Miller

Mark Miller is an experienced litigator who represents clients in federal and state litigations across the United States as a partner at Wallace Miller. He has litigated a wide variety of class action, mass tort, and other complex litigation cases, including product liability, consumer protection, toxic tort, False Claims Act, securities, and other statutory claims.  In doing so, Mark has represented consumers and other clients against industry titans such as Johnson & Johnson, CR Bard, Ford, Motorola, Electrolux, Boston Scientific, Allstate, Morgan Stanley, Sears, Clear Channel, Sherwin-Williams, and Merck.

Mark has been repeatedly appointed to leadership positions by courts and is consistently sought after by colleagues to aid and coordinate large Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) briefing projects and develop winning legal theories.  For example, Mark led the Plaintiffs’ Legal Briefing Committee in the massive Multi-District Litigation involving American Medical System’s pelvic mesh products and played a significant role in the companion MDL against Johnson & Johnson (Southern District of West Virginia). Previously, Mark handled a similar role for the Plaintiffs in the MDL regarding CR Bard’s Composix hernia mesh products.  Mark has also developed a successful appellate practice—including coordinating, briefing, and/or arguing appeals in the Fourth and Seventh Circuits. Through his participation in defending verdicts in mass tort multidistrict litigation cases, Mark has secured the path for future litigation.

Mark plays some role in almost all of Wallace Miller’s major cases. But he is also available for hire by litigants seeking a change of counsel for appeal, or by attorneys who need expert help on projects such as appeals, summary judgment motions, and briefing to protect or attack expert witnesses.

Mark has been named as a “Super Lawyer” in Illinois, after previously being named as a “Rising Star” for several years.

Practice Areas

Current Casework

  • Hair Relaxer Cancer Litigation
  • Paraquat
  • Wisconsin Lead
  • Transvaginal Mesh
  • Ford Transmissions Class Action
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield IL Fertility Treatment Discrimination

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Appellate Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Awards & Accolades

  • AV Preeminent peer review designation from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Lawyer, 2019-2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2018 – 2024
  • Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2012-2017
  • Law360 Legal Lion, 2021


  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2004
  • B.S., History, Central Michigan University, 2001

Publications, Presentations, & Teaching

  • Show v. Ford and the Continued Role of the Consumer-Expectations Test in Illinois Products Liability Litigation, Winter 2013 ed. Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pesticide Litigation Conference (HarrisMartin) – Presentations regarding: (1) bifurcation in Roundup litigation; and (2) FIFRA preemption
  • Great Lakes Mass Torts Conference — Presentation regarding transvaginal mesh product liability multi-district litigation
  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University of Chicago, Advance Legal Writing for Complex Litigation, 2015-2016

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