Allison Standish Miller
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Allison Standish Miller

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Allison is a trial attorney who maintains a general commercial litigation practice, representing entities and individuals in a variety of civil litigation matters. Her practice also encompasses appellate work and representation of attorneys in State Bar grievance proceedings.

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with honors, where she double-majored in the Plan II Honors program and the English Honors program, Allison worked as a legal assistant in a large international law firm for three years. Following law school at The University of Texas School of Law, Allison served as Briefing Attorney to Chief Justice Adele Hedges at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. She then went into private practice at a Houston litigation boutique, where she focused her practice on legal malpractice defense. Immediately prior to joining Beck Redden, Allison served as a founding partner at a Houston law firm.

Allison is a member of the Association of Women Attorneys, a Mentor in the HBA Mentor Program, and a fellow of both the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation. She recently served on the AWA’s Judicial Endorsement Committee for the 2018 general election. Allison also serves on the board of Houston Achievement Place and is a member of the choir and the altar guild of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. She is a fairly adequate home cook/baker and a huge Astros fan.

Related Practices

In re Jackson, 574 Fed. Appx. 317 (5th Cir. 2014) (argued)*

McPeters v. Edwards, 464 Fed. Appx. 351 (5th Cir. 2012), writ denied 184 L. Ed. 2d 151 (argued)*

Cary v. Alford, 203 S.W.3d 837 (Tex. 2006)*

Gregory v. Porter & Hedges, LLP, 398 S.W.3d 881 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, pet. denied) (argued)*

Taylor v. Cersonsky, 356 S.W.3d 92 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.) (argued)*

Franks v. Roades, 310 S.W.3d 615 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2010, no pet.) (argued)*

Labidi v. Sydow, et al., 287 S.W.3d 922 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet.) (argued)*

Clark v. Bres, 217 S.W.3d 501 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2006, pet. denied)*

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Beck Redden LLP.  

Representative Experience

In re Jackson, 574 Fed. Appx. 317 (5th Cir. 2014) (argued)*

McPeters v. Edwards, 464 Fed. Appx. 351 (5th Cir. 2012), writ denied 184 L. Ed. 2d 151 (argued)*

Cary v. Alford, 203 S.W.3d 837 (Tex. 2006)*

Gregory v. Porter & Hedges, LLP, 398 S.W.3d 881 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, pet. denied) (argued)*

Taylor v. Cersonsky, 356 S.W.3d 92 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.) (argued)*

Franks v. Roades, 310 S.W.3d 615 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2010, no pet.) (argued)*

Labidi v. Sydow, et al., 287 S.W.3d 922 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet.) (argued)*

Clark v. Bres, 217 S.W.3d 501 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2006, pet. denied)*

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Beck Redden LLP.  

Professional Activities and Memberships

Member, Association of Women Attorneys

Member, 2018 AWA Judicial Endorsement Committee - General Election

Member, Texas Bar Foundation Membership Committee

2019 Mentor, HBA Mentorship Program

Council Member, Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, 2013–2016

Chair, Houston Bar Association Appellate Judicial Reception, 2015

Awards and Rankings

Recognized as a "Rising Star," by Texas Monthly, 2009–2010, 2013–2015

Named in Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2019

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Publications and Presentations

Author, "Ten Things to Know About Avoiding and Mitigating Malpractice Claims and Grievances", 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference, November 2019

Speaker, "Attorneys' Fees and Sanctions", Texas Center for the Judiciary 2019 Civil Justice Conference, October 2019

Speaker and Author, "Anti-SLAPP Overview", TexasBar CLE Advanced Civil Trial Course, July, August, and October 2019

Speaker, "Avoiding (or Using) Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss", UT CLE Corporate Counsel Institute, May 2019

Speaker, “The Anti-SLAPP Statute: An Overview of Texas’s Most Troublesome Law”, Harris County New Civil Judges’ Orientation, January 2019

Author, “Assessing the Status of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Twitter”, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 35, No. 12 (December 2018)

Author, “Assessing the Status of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Twitter”, Houston Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2018

Speaker, “The Anti-SLAPP Statute: Soup to Nuts to Ethics” with Judge Randy Wilson, TACTAS Monthly Meeting, October 2018

Speaker, “The Texas Citizens Protection Act: It’s Big. It’s Broad. Where Does It End?” with April Farris and Raffi Melkonian, HBA Appellate Practice Section Meeting, October 2018

Speaker, “Bless This Mess: Recent Developments in Anti-SLAPP Law”, Harris County Civil Judges’ CLE Meeting, August 2018

Speaker, “Thinking About the Unthinkable: How to Prevent (or Address) Malpractice Claims and Grievances”, Association of Women Attorneys Monthly Meeting, November 2017

Speaker, “First, Stop Digging: What to Do When You [Mess] Up”, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, December 2017

Speaker, “Handling Privilege Issues”, Texas Bar CLE Advanced Evidence and Discovery Conference, April & May 2017

Speaker, “Zealous Is As Zealous Does: Representing Your Client, Protecting Yourself”, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Mid-Year CLE Seminar, May 2016

Panelist, “Avoiding Malpractice Claims, Grievances, and Sanctions”, HBA Civil Bench Bar Conference, April 2017

Panelist, Texas Bar CLE Business Disputes Conference, September 2016

Community Involvement

Board Member, Houston Achievement Place

Choir & Altar Guild Member, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2004

The University of Texas, B.A., with honors, Plan II Honors and English Honors, 1998

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas