Katy Miller earned her reputation as a first-rate employment attorney, tough litigator and savvy negotiator over a 25-year career that included successfully pursuing class actions in age and gender discrimination cases.
Having spent decades in the courtroom, Katy founded Littleton Alternative Dispute Resolution, Inc., in 1997 to help people avoid expensive, divisive litigation. She has witnessed first-hand the toll litigation takes on individuals and organizations and now works exclusively as an independent neutral in various capacities – mediator, arbitrator, independent investigator, and Consent Decree Monitor.
The bulk of Katy’s practice is by referral. Over 90 percent of the hundreds of mediations she has conducted were resolved at mediation. She currently sits on the arbitration panel for labor and employment cases of the American Arbitration Association. She has mediated cases for the Office of Dispute Resolution for the State of Colorado, and the EEOC, and has significant experience resolving cross/collective actions. In addition to emphasizing employment and workplace disputes, Katy also mediates probate and elder law matters. She serves as a monitor under class action consent decrees/settlement agreements for the federal government, as well.
Katy began her legal career in 1980 at Holland & Hart, and in 1985 joined Miller & Steiert, P.C., which was founded in 1959 by her father, Martin P. Miller. She emphasized employment law and workplace disputes before moving to full-time practice as a neutral.
Katy has been named in the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment Law and has been inducted into the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers as a neutral. She lectures extensively to lawyers and human resource professionals on a variety of employment and ADR issues, and has written numerous articles on legal issues impacting employers and employees in the workplace. Since 2006, she has been selected by her peers as a Super Lawyer in the areas of employment law and ADR.
2012 Super Lawyers Named
Katy Miller selected to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
Katy Miller Named ADR Super Lawyer
Miller Completes Class Action Monitoring
Statewide ADR Conference November 2010
Katy’s strong interest in striking a balance between differing perspectives, and her deep understanding of the excessive financial and human costs involved in protracted litigation, have led to her full time commitment to early resolution of employment and elder law disputes.
Katy is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and chaired its Labor Law Forum Committee from 1993-1995, is co-managing editor of The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law, originally published in 1998, and was elected to the Board of the Faculty of Federal Advocates in 1999 and served in that capacity through 2002. She was inducted into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2004. Katy is also a member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and the Arapahoe County Bar Association. She served on the board of the Colorado Judicial Institute from 2007-2009. From 1982 to 1990, and again from 1995-2003, she served on the Board of the Center for Women’s Employment & Education, Inc., a non-profit organization assisting low-income women and families enter the job market. She has served on the Board of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation for 30 years and is currently the Past-President of the Board. Its mission is to conduct and disseminate research regarding sensory processing disorder in children.
Areas of Practice:
Mediation/Arbitration/Independent Investigator in Employment Law/Consent Decree Monitoring/Elder Law
U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1980
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1980
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1977
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law (Co-Managing Editor), numerous journal articles
Frequent Lecturer, Employment, ADR and Elder Law
Honors and Awards:
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over 20 years, Colorado Super Lawyers, inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Contact our office online or call 303-798-2533 to discuss your alternative dispute resolution needs with Katy.