Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller

  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment Law ...
  • Arizona
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Ms. Miller has a diverse practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in employment and business-related matters. Ms. Miller has a passion for problem-solving and assists clients with developing a strategic approach to legal disputes. She is a fierce advocate and has served as lead counsel in thousands of disputes. Ms. Miller has counseled multi-million-dollar companies as in-house counsel and has litigated against national and global entities supporting workers and alleging violations of employment laws. She has also filed appellate briefs and argued in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a matter that gained national attention. Ms. Miller has been recognized by Super Lawyers and was selected as a “Rising Star” based on peer recognition and professional achievement. She is also Avvo-rated and featured on Findlaw.

Ms. Miller graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law as one of the most distinguished in her class. She was an appointed Chairwoman on the Arizona State Law Review where she was a staff editor.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 031005
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9th Circuit
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Weiler Law PLLC
- Current
Founding Attorney
Gunner Law Firm
- Current
General Counsel
JFQ Lending, LLC
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Litigation Attorney
Zoldan Law Group
Education
University of Texas - Austin
B.A.
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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D.
Arizona State Law Review, Committee Chair
Honors: magna cum laude
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Awards
Selected to Super Lawyers 2016-2020
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars 2016- 2020
Super Lawyers
William Pedrick Scholar
Arizona State University
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 031005
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Azela
Certifications
Attorney at Law
State Bar of Arizona
Websites & Blogs
Website
Gunner Law Firm
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Do I have a legal claim against my company?
A: Employers can be liable to you for sexual harassment by a non-employee if they "know or should have known of the conduct, and fail to take immediate and appropriate corrective action." Appropriate corrective action could include removing you from the resident's rotation, or taking other action that would discourage future offensive conduct by the resident. Whether or not the company is liable to you would depend on whether the conduct by the resident is considered "severe and pervasive" by a court. You could contact an employment lawyer or file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Q. While on short term disability diagnosis with cancer the company said they were separating me from the company.
A: It depends on the reason the company gave for your separation. If they told you that you were being released due to your health and age, then you may have a legal claim against them if you were still able to perform the essential functions of your position.

If they gave you a different reason (other than your age and disability) for your termination, then you would have the burden of proving that the stated reason for your discharge is false. There are many common indicators of a false justification for an employee's discharge, and these are called "pretext." Pretext varies greatly depending on the circumstances and depends largely on the facts of the case. If you succeed in proving your claims, then you could be eligible for lost wages, liquidated damages, emotional distress damages, and other remuneration. ... Read More
Q. My company is withdrawing money from my payroll without any notification is that legal
A: Employers are limited with respect to items they are permitted to withhold from your paycheck. They are generally permitted to withhold certain taxes and benefits that you have agreed to. Otherwise, they are not permitted to withhold additional amounts without written authorization from you. In the event of a violation by the employer, the employee is eligible for triple the amount of unpaid wages in a lawsuit.
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Gunner Law Firm
Scottsdale
3260 N. Hayden Road
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Telephone: (480) 522-4464