Julie B. MillerPartner
Julie Miller joined Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP in 2005 after several years in private practice. She is a Partner with the firm. Prior to attending law school, Julie worked as a legislative research analyst for the Health and Human Services Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. While attending Dickinson School of Law she was recognized by the Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy for her work with the school's Family Law clinic. Following graduation she served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph C. Madenspacher of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County.
Julie devotes a significant portion of her practice to Family Law. She understands that every client faces unique circumstances and, in response, employs an individualized, personal approach to each case. Julie has noteworthy experience appearing before Family Law Judges, Custody and Support Conference Officers and Divorce Masters. She is also an efficient negotiator and, whenever possible, works to settle matters outside of court.
Julie's personal approach to representing Family Law clients led her to seek training in the practice of Collaborative Law. Collaborative Law is a low-conflict alternative to the conventional and traditional litigation process. She is one of the few attorneys in Lancaster County who is trained to practice in Collaborative Law, although its popularity is increasing throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Along with Family Law, Julie's practice includes counsel for municipalities, municipal authorities and zoning hearing boards. She advises municipal bodies on a broad range of issues including the Municipalities Planning Code, Municipal Authorities Act, the Pennsylvania Right To Know Act, the Sunshine Law, compliance requirements of the Commonwealth Procurement Code and the public bidding process.
In addition, Julie works with clients on real estate, landlord/tenant and Liquor Control Board issues and is often called upon to speak at seminars regarding these complex issues.
Julie has served on numerous boards and committees for professional and charitable organizations. She recently concluded a six-year term on the Lancaster City Zoning Hearing Board, she is a member of the Family Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the S. June Smith Center Foundation. She resides in Lancaster with her husband, Russell, and their children.
Did You Know? While in college, Julie worked as the film reviewer and critic for the Penn State Daily Collegian.