Michael J. Miller, Des Moines, Iowa Trial Attorney

Since graduating from law school in 2002, Michael has represented clients in connection with various civil and administrative proceedings, including, but not limited to, those involving workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accidents, business disputes, real estate and family law matters.  Michael’s primary focus in any case is to position his client to negotiate a reasonable resolution of legal disputes, and, if a reasonable resolution cannot be reached, to prevail at hearing or trial.  Michael has presented at various seminars on the topics of workers’ compensation, Medicare Set-Aside issues and motor vehicle accident litigation.

Contact Information

Patterson Law Firm, LLP
505 - 5th Avenue, Suite 729
Des Moines, IA 50309

Practice Areas

Michael currently practices as a general civil litigation attorney in the areas of workers’ compensation, motor vehicle accidents, construction law, employment law, business litigation and family law.


  • Undergrad:  University of Iowa
  • B.A. with Honors in English and Highest Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa.
  • J.D.: University of Iowa with High Distinction.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association


Golf, Hunting, Fishing and Spending time with his son, Tilman

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