Gina Miller is a shareholder of Call & Jensen, whose trial practice focuses on employment and commercial matters. Ms. Miller has extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation matters, including trade secret, real estate including non-disclosure claims, banking, lender liability, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, class action wage and hour disputes, and unfair competition. Ms. Miller has represented clients in the environmental, retail, banking, software, and medical fields. She has also provided counsel to clients in the aerospace and educational industries. Ms. Miller has represented clients in numerous administrative law hearings, both before the Labor Commissioner of the State of California and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Los Angeles magazine named Ms. Miller a Southern California Rising Star (top lawyers under 40) in its 2005 and 2006 annual surveys. This distinction is reserved for just two and one-half percent of the attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Rising Stars are lawyers who are under 40, or who have been practicing ten years or less, selected for excellence in the practice of law. Ms Miller was named a 2013 Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine.
Ms. Miller was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of San Diego in 2000. Ms. Miller received American Jurisprudence Awards in Employment Discrimination, Civil Rights Litigation, and Bankruptcy. Ms. Miller became a member of Phi Delta Phi in the fall of 1998. Ms. Miller has been involved in all aspects of litigation including trial work since she started with Call & Jensen in 2000.
- Obtained a pre-trial dismissal of a multi-million dollar toxic tort claim for one of the world’s largest air pollution control companies. The plaintiff was seeking over $10 million in damages. In obtaining a complete pre-trial dismissal of the action on summary judgment, we successfully urged the Court to find that plaintiff had no evidence of causation.
- Represented a large animation company in a wage and hour lawsuit that was resolved successfully via a jury trial. Employee was seeking over $300,000 worth of overtime and attorneys’ fees. The jury returned a verdict for $15,000.
- Obtained a complete pre-trial dismissal of a wage and hour class action against a large, high-end clothing retailer.
- Obtained a judgment in favor of the employer in a single plaintiff wage and hour case. After plaintiff put on her case in chief, the judge granted a non-suit on ground that plaintiff failed to meet her burden of proof.
- Obtained a highly favorable settlement on behalf of a large retailer after the court ruled that evidence of plaintiff employee’s misrepresentations on his resume would be admissible in support of employer’s defense of after-acquired evidence.
- Obtained a complete pretrial dismissal of a discrimination, retaliation, and harassment lawsuit on behalf of a large fast food chain on the ground that no evidence existed that the employer engaged in wrongful conduct in terminating a manager.
- Obtained a favorable settlement after filing a dispositive motion in a single plaintiff sexual harassment lawsuit.
- Obtained a preliminary injunction in Orange County’s Federal District Court against a former independent contractor of one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of industrial safety products. Upon issuance of the preliminary injunction, the former independent contractor immediately agreed to a favorable settlement with the client.
- Represented one of the nation’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical products in a disability discrimination suit filed by a former order filler. After filing several pre-trial motions which threatened to end the litigation in its entirety, the parties reached a favorable settlement.
- Social Media in the Workplace, Fashion Industry Human Resources Association, February 2013.
- Wage and Hour Law: Employment Tips and Tricks, Fashion Business, Inc., September 2012.
- Employee/Independent Contractor Misclassification, Aesthetic Compliance Seminar, October 2012.
- Layoff Litigation: As Layoffs Rise, Legal Challenges May Follow, Fashion Industry Human Resources Association, October 2009.
- Wage and Hour Symposium: How to Defeat Claims Under the Labor Code’s Private Attorney General Act of 2004, Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education, December 2008.