Scott Alan Miller, Partner

  • Education

    University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1997

    University of California, San Diego, B.A. History, 1993
  • Bar Admissions


    All Federal U.S. District Courts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

    U.S. Tax Court
  • Affiliations

    San Diego County Bar Association (General Civil Litigation and Real Property Sections)

    Member of ProVisors, Del Mar Heights Group

    Federal Bar Association

    Barrister, American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh, San Diego Chapter

    Barrister, American Inns of Court, J. Clifford Wallace, San Diego Chapter

    Volunteer Deputy District Attorney

    San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program

    Mentor for TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)
  • Articles

    Eight Tips to Avoid a Lawsuit

Mr. Miller’s practice focuses on trials, arbitration and mediation, principally in the areas of real estate and business law. Mr. Miller also serves as general counsel for individuals and small businesses on matters ranging from contract review to employee termination. Prior to forming Dillon Miller & Ahuja, Mr. Miller was a partner with the law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek.


Real Estate

  • Obtained dismissal of claims against real estate brokers and agents for breach of fiduciary duty regarding commercial and residential transactions
  • Successfully represented property owners and financial institutions in secured loan and title insurance litigation
  • Successfully defended land owner in Code Compliance hearing brought by the City of San Diego
  • Obtained favorable verdict and attorneys’ fees for property owner in complex easement dispute with neighbor in four-week bench trial
  • Successfully represented both landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes
  • Obtained a dismissal and attorneys’ fees for owners of an apartment complex sued by tenants claiming personal injury from exposure to toxic mold
  • Obtained judgment and attorneys’ fees for developer in breach of contract and fraud claim over the sale of recreational rights to private lake
  • Defended home builders in complex construction defect litigation, including multi-million dollar landslide case
  • Represented home buyer in dispute with seller for failure to disclose concealed defects and mold damage


  • Obtained summary judgment for national electronic funds transfer processing company from unlawful competition claim and successfully represented the company on appeal in published opinion
  • Obtained defense verdict and recovery of attorneys’ fees for a local charter airline business in bench trial involving breach of contract, fraud and other tort claims
  • Successfully represented purchasers of art gallery against seller in breach of contract and fraud claims
  • Represented German telecommunication company in arbitration with California manufacturer in breach of contract action
  • Obtained defense judgment and attorneys’ fees for internet company and its founders from fraud claim brought by investor
  • Defended charter airline company from a wrongful termination of employment claim in a six-week jury trial
  • Successfully represented oil and gas company in breach of contract, trade secret and securities litigation
  • Successfully represented individuals and businesses in partnership disputes
  • Obtained a dismissal for financial institution against local business in breach of contract claim and successfully represented the financial institution before the California Court of Appeal

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