As a seasoned trial attorney with real-world business experience, Rob regularly prosecutes and defends claims involving commercial contracts, closely-held business disputes, leases, class actions, personal injuries/wrongful death, employment matters, and a variety of other substantive areas. Rob has significant experience litigating claims ranging in value from $10,000 to tens of millions of dollars before trial and appellate courts and arbitration panels. Rob closes advantageous deals by negotiating and drafting complex agreements to further clients’ business objectives and, when necessary, aggressively litigates claims to conclusion either at trial (and appeal) or through settlement.
Rob adds value to engagements by crafting innovative and creative strategies to help clients overcome legal and business obstacles, improve efficiencies, and add to the bottom line. Rob's professional successes include obtaining arbitration awards, winning at the trial level, successfully arguing cases before appellate courts, obtaining million-dollar judgments, closing multi-million dollar transactions, obtaining emergency temporary injunctions, and negotiating and memorializing advantageous settlements of complex disputes.
Rob has a long and successful history of achieving innovative resolutions to his clients' problems and opportunities.
His career spans from representations of some of the world's largest corporations in billion-dollar transactions and high-stakes emergency litigation to balancing budgets and meeting payroll while operating a small business. Rob has drafted pleadings filed with the United States Supreme Court, argued numerous cases, arbitrations, and appeals, and negotiated and closed complex business transactions.
Rob has been selected to the Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars list for 2016, 2017, and 2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Ohio are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Additionally, Rob has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest level of professional excellence - for 2017 through 2019.
Rob is married to the love of his life, Heidi. They are blessed with two children, Evie and Charlie. Rob and his family reside in Upper Arlington and are thankful to serve at The Refinery Church of the Nazarene.
Rob graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2003 after graduating summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2000. Rob is proud of his deep family roots in Southern Ohio, where he was born and raised. In 1996, Rob graduated as Valedictorian of Western High School in Latham, Ohio.
Rob began his career as an associate at Jones Day, one of the world's premier law firms. At Jones Day, Rob gained invaluable experience representing large corporations in matters such as real estate, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. In 2006, Rob left Jones Day to launch his own real estate, construction, and timber companies, which exceeded $2 million in revenue in only the second year of operation. In 2009, Rob joined Murray Murphy Moul + Basil LLP, an elite boutique firm, where he counseled businesses and individuals in transactions, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. In 2015, Rob started his own practice, Robert Huff Miller LLC.
Obtaining a judgment in excess of $1 million in a business dispute.
Collecting an award of over three-quarters of a million dollars on behalf of a minority partner after a four-day arbitration hearing.
Obtaining a complete defense victory in an arbitration where the initial demand was over $300,000.
Representing defendants in personal injury suits with multiple six-figure demands, resulting in advantageous settlements.
Winning a three-day bench trial on behalf of a minority shareholder.
Negotiating and closing an advantageous refinancing of an eight-figure commercial property.
Successfully resolving claims on behalf of consumers against lender for gross negligence in connection with construction loan disbursements.
Successfully resolving wrongful death claims agains physician and hospital.
Obtaining treble damages and attorneys' fees on behalf of consumers defending against collection claims by contractors.
Obtaining an emergency court order resulting in the recovery of over $1 million in equipment that was essential to compliance with a federal court order in connection with the completion of a massive nine-figure public utility project.
Successfully defending an attack by a national chain on behalf of a small business in a noncompete/non-solicitation case.
Representing a client in a “gold clause” dispute in Federal Court that was successfully resolved.
Evicting tenant under perpetual ground lease for downtown office building.
Closing a billion-dollar plus commercial real estate transaction.
Obtaining an injunction wresting control of a large shopping center away from the managing general partner of the venture.
Drafting and negotiating various agreements to protect and advance clients' interests.
Forming businesses, acquiring companies, and drafting hundreds of commercial and office leases.
ApplianceSmart, Inc. v. DeMatteo, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214991 (United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio).
Adviser Dealer Servs. v. Icon Advisers, Inc., 557 Fed. Appx. 714 (United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit).
J & D Rack Co., Inc. v. Kreimer, 957 N.E.2d 39, 194 Ohio App. 3d 479, 2011-Ohio-2358 (Ohio First District Court of Appeals).
Meeder Asset Mgmt. v. Icon Advisers, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43388 (United States District Court for the District of Colorado).
Stepp v. Proficient Transp., Inc., 2017-Ohio-8007 (Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals).
Baynard v. Commonwealth Invs. Ltd., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190072 (United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio).
Dimension Serv. Corp. v. First Colonial Ins. Co., 2014-Ohio-5108 (Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals).
Carvant Fin. LLC v. Autoguard Advantage Corp., 958 F. Supp. 2d 390 (United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York).
EAC Props., LLC v. Brightwell, 2011-Ohio-2373, 2012-Ohio-5385, 2014-Ohio-2078 (Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals).
Reo v. Allegiance Adm'rs LLC, 2018-Ohio-2464 (Ohio Eleventh District Court of Appeals).
Cornell v. Rudolph, 2011-Ohio-4322 (Ohio Third District Court of Appeals).
Robert Huff Miller 100 East Broad Street, 16th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215
Conveniently located on Capitol Square in Downtown Columbus, Rob also serves Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Circleville, Chillicothe, Waverly, Hillsboro, Jackson, Portsmouth, Marietta, and other areas throughout Ohio.