Troy M. Miller
Troy Miller is a partner in the Construction and Litigation Groups, concentrating his practice in construction and public works bidding, contracting and purchasing, complex construction litigation, arbitration, and mediation, including but not limited to, public contract law, state and local heavy highway construction, mechanic’s lien law, and vendor and material supplier collections. He represents both public and private owners, design professionals, surveyors, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in all phases from requests for proposals, bidding and construction through the change order / dispute resolution processes. His experience includes working with public owners to provide education on construction project delivery (contracting) methods and staffing, along with preparing requests for qualifications / proposal, bidding documents and contract documents for public works and services. In addition to years of actual hands-on construction experience, Troy earned his juris doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law. He received his master of architecture from the College of Architecture, Ball State University. At the graduate level, Troy served as a teaching assistant in building structures and technology at the Housing Futures Institute, a nationally recognized and federally funded think-tank, investigating new and highly technical construction solutions. Troy received his bachelor of architecture and bachelor of science in environmental design also from the College of Architecture, Ball State University. Troy is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., 1999)
Ball State University (M. architecture, 1998)
Ball State University (B. architecture, 1995)
Ball State University (B.S. in environmental design, 1995)
Honors / Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2021; Best Lawyers’® 2013 Indianapolis Construction Lawyer of the Year; Indiana Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars Edition 2009, 2011
- Skyline Roofing and Sheet Metal Company, Inc. v. Ziolkowski, Inc. and United Union of Roofers Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #26, 957 N.E.2d 176 (Ind.Ct.App. 2011)
- Brownsburg Community School Corp. v. Natare Corporation, 824 N.E.2d 336 (Ind. 2005)
- Bigley v. MSD of Wayne Township Schools, 823 N.E.2d 278 (Ind.Ct.App. 2005)
- Amerisure Inc. v. Wurster Construction Co., Inc., 818 N.E.2d 998 (Ind.Ct.App. 2004)
- Mark E. Savoree and Karen S. Savoree v. Industrial Contracting and Erecting, Inc., 789 N.E.2d 1013 (Ind.Ct.App. 2003)
Appearances / Publications
Presenter: Troy has lectured on numerous aspects of construction bidding, contracting and dispute resolution for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and Lorman Education Services, American Bar Association, The Forum on the Construction Industry, as well as architect, engineer, builders, contractor, subcontractor, trade and bar associations at seminars and conferences, including: “Constructing Winning Claims: Identifying Causes of Action and Recovery Sources for Construction Clients” (American Bar Association, 2013); “Dealing with Today’s Landlord-Tenant Issues and Mitigating Tomorrow’s Concerns” (Bose McKinney & Evans Landlord-Tenant Seminar, 2012); “Top Ten Best Practices for Smaller Contractors and Suppliers” (American Bar Association, The Forum on Construction Industry, Division 9), “Surviving Collections and Contracts,” (ICMA Fall Meeting, 2008); “Design Build Contracting for Public Entities,” (ISBA, October 2005).
Author: Troy has appeared as a featured guest in the Indiana Lawyer. He has authored or co-authored various articles in legal and professional publications, including: 50 State Lien Law Handbook (American Bar Association, The Forum on Construction Law, Division 7 – Insurance, Surety & Liens, 2018), “Construction Checklists: A Guide to Frequently Encountered Construction Issues,” (American Bar Association, The Forum on Construction Law, Chapter Contributor – Checklist 11: Warranties – Creation, Enforceability, and Assignability, 2008); “Fifty State Compendium of Construction Law Issues,” (Indiana American Law Firm Association, 2007); “Indiana Public Works Statutes,” (Lorman Education Services, 1999 and 2000); “Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Indiana,” (Public Works Projects, Bidding and Bid Protests in Indiana, Lorman Education Services, 1999 and 2000); Architecture Thesis “Design-Build / Students to the Rescue,” (Progressive Architecture, July 1995).
Appointments / Memberships
American Bar Association (member of Forum on the Construction Industry of Division III – Design, Division V – Contract Negotiations, Performance and Administration, Division VII – Bonds Liens and Insurance and Division IX – Specialty Trade Contractors and Suppliers); American Institute of Architects; Indiana Bar Association (Construction and Surety Law Section) (President, Executive Committee member); Litigation Counsel of America, LLC
Outside the Office
Troy is an avid low handicap golfer and installer of home improvements when not in the office.