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Janice Davis Miller



Red Bank, NJ





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JANICE DAVIS MILLER is a graduate of Douglass College and Temple University School of Law and is a founding partner of the firm. Her areas of practice are Family Law with a concentration on Collaborative Divorce, Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts) and Estate Administration. Ms. Miller has been recognized for her expertise in Family Law and Domestic Violence Law by a Joint Resolution from the N.J. Assembly and N.J. Senate, along with receiving the N.J. Women of Achievement Award, an award for her contribution to the development of Family Law from the Monmouth Bar Association, and a Citation from the U.S. House of Representatives. She has lectured on the subject of Family Law and Domestic Violence Law for the N.J. Institute of Continuing Education, Douglass College, Rutgers University, Rowan University and has been a guest on various television and radio shows devoted to Family Law and Domestic Violence. One of Ms. Miller's cases was the subject of a book and miniseries entitled In A Child's Name.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody of Children
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Wills
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1982
  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1982


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: Awarded Research Grant, Research and Writing in Comparative Law, 1980
    • Honors: Distinguished Class Performance Award in Tax, Trust and Estates
  • Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Douglass College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Three Elective Offices
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Mediation of Domestic Violence and Adverse Reaction to Protection of the Victim (Janice Davis Miller) New Jersey Family Lawyer, February, 1985
  • Domestic Violence Act (Kenneth Irac and Janice Davis Miller) Dictum, December, 1983

Classes / Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Brookdale Community College, 1996
  • Lecturer, Shaping a Life, Douglass College, Rutgers University Program, 1996-1998
  • Lecturer, Domestic Violence, New Jersey Institute of Legal Education, 1998
  • Lecturer, Training for Attorneys in the Domestic Violence Law, New Jersey Legal Services, 1996-1997
  • Adjunct Professor, Monmouth College, Long Branch, New Jersey, 1987-1991
  • Panel Member, "How Well are We Caring for Our Children?", Douglass College, 4/30/1988
  • Panel Member, "Women as Victims of Spouse Abuse: Who are They and Why do They Stay?", New Jersey Psychological Association, 4/30/1988
  • Keynote Speaker, "Domestic Violence: Is There a Choice?", Glassboro State College, 11/19/1988
  • Workshop Leader, "Legal Issues for Women in Treatment", Special Needs for Women in Alcohol/Drug Treatment, 1990
  • Guest Speaker, "Domestic Violence, Could It Be You?", Ocean County Advisory Commission on the Status of Business Women and Professional Women's Dinner, 1990
  • Participant, Symposium on the Economic Consequences of Dissolution and Non-Dissolution, New Jersey State Bar, Family Law Section, 10/27/1990
  • Speaker, Domestic Violence Awareness, Seton Hall Family Law Clinic Seminar, 3/14/1991
  • Panelist, "Did He Beat You Again?", New Jersey Women Lawyers and New Jersey Medical Women's Association Annual Dinner, 5/1/1991
  • Moot Court Judge, Seton Hall Law School, 1992
  • Keynote Speaker, The 24 Hour Woman...Making History; Against All Odds...Women of Strength and Vision, Displaced Homemakers Program
  • Domestic Violence - A Comprehensive Analysis, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1990
  • Domestic Violence - An In-depth Introduction to the Amended Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • Temple University Law School Barrister's Award for Distinguished Trial Advocacy, 1981
  • Women of Achievement Awards' in Monmouth County, 1988
  • New Jersey Women of Achievement Award, 1991
  • Inducted into the Douglass Society, 1992
  • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Honors Associates Program, 1978-1979
  • Chosen, Teaching Assistant for two Trial Advocacy Courses with Monetary Award, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judicial Conference, State of New Jersey, Chair, Domestic Violence Sub Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court
  • New Jersey Supreme Court Task Force on Complementary Alternate Dispute Resolution, Member, 1985 to 1991
  • Women's Center Advisory Board, Brookdale Community College, Member, 1985
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Member, Committee on Complimentary Alternate Dispute Resolution, 1985 to 1992
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Chair, Subcommittee on Domestic Violence
  • New Jersey Supreme Court, Member, Subcommittee of Family Law
  • Enforcement of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, Member, Governor's Working Group, 1983 to 1984
  • Borough of Fair Haven, Councilwoman, 1988 to 1989
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey Working Group on the Prevention of, Domestic Violence Act of 1991, Member, 1991 to 2003
  • Monmouth County Domestic Violence Working Group, Member, 1991 to 2003
  • Borough Attorney for Atlantic Highlands, NJ, 2004
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member