Kip Miller, Esquire, was raised in Volusia County and is a graduate of New Smyrna Beach High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and later his law degree from St. Thomas University. During his final year of law school, Kip interned with the Fort Lauderdale, State Attorney’s Office in the drug unit and juvenile divisions.
In 1993, Kip was admitted to the Florida Bar and accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney with the State Attorney’s Office, Volusia County, Florida. First being assigned to the misdemeanor division, Kip prosecuted literally thousands of DUI and other misdemeanor cases. Kip was selected as the first prosecutor in the exclusive domestic violence division. During this tenure, Kip handled thousands of domestic violence cases, including stalking and violations of injunctions for protection against violence.
Later, Kip was promoted to the felony division, litigating such cases as sexual battery, driving under the influence manslaughter, drug possession, drug trafficking, robbery, burglary, thefts and murder. Ultimately, Kip was selected as a “lead felony trial attorney” where he was responsible for not only his assigned cases, but also the supervision of other trial attorneys in his division. He is a two-time recipient (1995 and 1999) of the “Top Gun” Award, which is given by the Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, for outstanding trial attorney.
Shortly thereafter Kip made the transition into private practice as a criminal defense attorney and worked at the Whited Law Firm. He then made the decision to partner with Lauren Y. Koleilat, Esquire and Koleilat & Miller was born. While with the Whited Law Firm and Koleilat & Miller as well, Kip has focused on criminal cases such as murder, sexual battery, drug offenses, violation of probation, domestic violence, BUI, DUI and DUI Manslaughter. For the past 10 years, Kip has devoted his practice to defending those accused. With more than 17 years of criminal trial experience, Kip has prosecuted and defended thousands of criminal cases.
Kip has been named by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 100 criminal defense trial attorneys in the nation for 2015.