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Power Lawyers 2011

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    Litigation
    Skip Miller
    Skip Miller
    Miller Barondess

    Miller has a track record as enviable as his sports car collection, which includes a racing Porsche GT3 and a Ferrari 360 Spider. (He sold his Lamborghini because, he says, "It's not nearly as good a car as the other two. And how many toys can you have?") This year, he's handled disputes for music figures including Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, Motley Crue and the estate of Tupac Shakur, not to mention regular clients Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler, Elton John and Bob Dylan. Miller's upcoming trial between Rose and Activision over former GnR member Slash's involvement in video game Guitar Hero III should lead to courtroom fireworks. "I like the plaintiff cases better than the defense cases because there's more upside," Miller says. "Your client usually is the one that's been harmed, and I like getting up in front of a jury and explaining why we're entitled to a lot of money."

     

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