Elizabeth Miller is an effective, resourceful lawyer with extensive litigation, regulatory, management and organizational experience.
Liz believes that a client’s continued success depends upon more than just hard work; it takes a nuanced understanding of the values of the community and the environment in which the client operates. With deep experience in the public and private sectors, Liz helps organizations and institutions succeed whether they want to grow their business, change their operations, promote a new project, meet a legal or regulatory challenge, or manage a crisis. Liz is skilled at navigating complex regulatory and political environments at the local, state, and federal levels. She is decisive and efficient in fast paced, high pressure environments and is expert in managing large projects and complex crisis response.
Liz served as Chief of Staff to former Governor Peter Shumlin and as the Commissioner of the Vermont Public Service Department, where she led the state’s energy and telecommunications policy. More recently, Liz maintained her own practice as a lawyer and consultant to a variety of companies, nonprofits, and institutions. She adds to Dunkiel Saunders her broad expertise in energy and telecom law, administrative law, commercial transactions, corporate and nonprofit governance, and in crafting state public policy.
Prior to public service, Liz was a practicing lawyer and founding member of Spink & Miller PLC, a small commercial litigation firm in Burlington. Her practice focused on complex commercial litigation, including products liability claims, environmental disputes, shareholder and business organization disputes, antitrust claims, and intellectual property suits. Earlier in her career, she practiced as an associate at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew in Burlington and Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, after a judicial clerkship with Hon. James L. Oakes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Vermont Supreme Court Advisory Committee On Rules of Evidence, Chair
Current and Past Board Membership:
- ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
- Boys and Girls Club of Burlington
- Vermont Law School
- Conservation Law Foundation State Advisory Committee
- Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Vermont Alliance for Arts Education
- Local Motion
- Vermont Symphony Orchestra
- Chittenden County Bar Association.