Top 100 Power Lawyers – The Hollywood Reporter

Top 100 Power Lawyers – The Hollywood Reporter

LITIGATION

Skip Miller
Miller Barondess

When your one-time partner gets indicted in the Pellicano case, it’s time to consider starting over. Four years after leaving Terry Christensen and the firm he helped found, Miller is in the arms of family — literally: Two of his key colleagues are sons Daniel and James. He’s been busy mediating a dispute between Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, representing the estate of Tupac Shakur on behalf of Shakur’s mother and countersuing Irving Azoff on behalf of Axl Rose. If any of the disputes go to trial, Miller — who defended the high-profile Rodney King civil rights case for the city of Los Angeles in 1994 — will be on solid ground. “I know how to talk to juries,” he boasts.