Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, Retired

  • In her many years presiding over an independent calendar court, Judge Miller was called upon to handle numerous minor's compromise cases.  In one of them, a teen suffered brain damage and recovered over $14 million in a post-verdict settlement which had to be configured appropriately to meet his needs.  In others, the Judge had to consider the propriety of the allocation of settlements where minors and their parents had to share the available proceeds in a zero sum manner.  In some cases, the proceeds had to be split among variously-injured minors in the same family.  Judge Miller believes the fair and appropriate allocation of funds and the approval of compromises when there are many competing interests are among the most important functions of the judicial officer.

Hon. Rita “Sunny” Miller

Mediator  •  Arbitrator  •  Referee

Minor's Compromise