Miller, Nancy E.
Board Certified Immigration Specialist
Phone (800) 795-8009
Fax (626) 795-6999
Attorney Nancy E. Miller is Managing Partner of Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza. She heads the Deportation Defense and Federal Litigation Departments. She became a partner of the Firm in January 2008. She is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law.
Attorney Miller has successfully represented hundreds of clients in political asylum, withholding of deportation, cancellation of removal, and criminal and fraud waiver cases before the Immigration Court, U.S. District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. She successfully argued the landmark case of Song v. INS – a U.S. District Court case involving the availability of 212(h) waivers for persons convicted of certain crimes. She was also lead counsel in the nationwide class action lawsuit Costello v. Napolitano and co-counsel in the consolidated case of De Osorio v. Mayorkas before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning adult children’s ability to retain the priority date of their parent’s petitions despite their having aged-out.
During the almost thirty years that Ms. Miller has been an attorney, she has defended clients in the immigration courts; obtained immigration and naturalization benefits for clients from the INS/DHS; defended clients in state and federal criminal proceedings; and pursued post-conviction relief, such as petitions for habeas corpus and writs of coram nobis, for non-citizens convicted of crimes.
Honors & Awards
She has consistently been named every year as a Super Lawyer by her peers as published in various publications including Los Angeles Magazine.
Nancy E. Miller obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1974. She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1984.
Memberships & Activities
She was admitted to the California State Bar in 1985. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Immigration Section. For many years, she was the AILA Southern California Chapter liaison to the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Immigration Court. Having been elected to the Executive Board, she is now Secretary of the Southern California Chapter of AILA.
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