Shane Miller is an Associate in the Pittsburgh office of Freeman Mathis & Gary and a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Law Section. Shane has defended employers in many kinds of civil lawsuits, but he focuses on three types of cases including:
- discrimination claims based on protected traits like age, disability, race, religion, and sex;
- workplace harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge claims; and
- trade secret misappropriation claims.
By concentrating on these kinds of lawsuits, Shane has developed a deep understanding of the applicable law, which serves his client’s interests. Since graduating from law school about a decade ago, Shane has represented clients in multiple jury trials and numerous administrative hearings. He has also represented clients in mediations, arbitrations, settlement negotiations, hearings, and appeals.
Shane understands that facing a lawsuit isn’t much fun, but he tries to make the process as easy as possible for his clients. He seeks to understand his client's goals at the outset of a new case based on their business structure, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Then, Shane aims to provide his clients with organized and efficient representation throughout the case, with a constant aim to innovate and improve his services. He loves digging into the facts and the law as a new case begins. Then, after grappling with the facts and the law, he strives to present his client’s story in a simple, clear, and compelling way to a judge or jury. He also places a premium on staying organized throughout the case so that nothing slips through the cracks.
Before joining FMG, Shane spent about a year in the Pittsburgh office of a law national law firm, where he focused on defending employment-related lawsuits. Before that, he practiced as a litigation associate at a mid-sized firm in Pittsburgh for about six years. Prior to entering private practice, Shane worked for about a year as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Labor. There, he gained a valuable "behind the scenes" look at how judges decide cases.
Shane received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2014.