The nationally recognized rating service Super Lawyers has released its list of 2021 N.Y. Metro Rising Stars. Eleven of those attorneys work for Weitz &…Read More
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A win for our clients is incredibly gratifying. For me, having a client say “thank you for giving me a voice and ensuring that my story was heard” is especially rewarding. From the very beginning, when I meet with clients, I encourage them to tell me their story, their truth. Their narratives stay with me throughout the litigation. I want to give our clients a voice and to be their advocate — one that will pursue justice and hold the companies, who put their lives at risk, accountable.
Kristen Miller has joined Weitz & Luxenberg’s dedicated and experienced Environmental, Toxic Torts, and Consumer Protection Practice Group litigation unit. She has joined our select team of attorneys working on behalf of our clients, including those hurt by Roundup®, a weed killer.
“I am excited to be part of Weitz & Luxenberg’s effort to seek justice for our clients who have gotten sick after being exposed to toxic chemicals, including Roundup®,” Ms. Miller says. “I hope our pursuit of justice will shine a light on corporate malfeasance; and, in turn, help strengthen laws and regulations to protect consumers, so that others do not develop serious illnesses due to toxic and unsafe products.”
Roundup® dominates the consumer and industrial weed-killing market globally. The primary ingredient in Roundup® is glyphosate.
Glyphosate is linked to many forms of cancer and is a carcinogen. Thousands, of people may have developed serious illnesses after being exposed to glyphosate. Millions more people may be at risk of becoming sick.
On behalf of our clients, Ms. Miller is working on our lawsuit against Monsanto, the world’s leading manufacturer of glyphosate-containing products. The company is also a leading producer of specially engineered seeds worldwide, including ones designed to withstand the weed killer Roundup®.
Monsanto encourages farmers to use its Roundup Ready® seeds along with Roundup® weed killer. The company touts the advantages of using them, but does not warn people of the potentially severe health consequences, especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
“Fairness in the legal system is critical,” Ms. Miller insists. “And that’s what Weitz & Luxenberg is all about. Justice for all. They have earned a reputation for being zealous advocates for consumers who have been harmed by the actions of companies.”
When corporations value profits before people, the true cost of their corporate wrongdoing is the cost borne by society, to its detriment. As plaintiffs’ attorneys, we are tasked with the great responsibility of holding them responsible for their actions and their injurious conduct.”
At Weitz & Luxenberg, we could not agree more. Ms. Miller echoes our sentiments exactly. Seeking justice for our clients has been our mission for over 30 years.
As Ms. Miller states, “We want to be advocates for regular, everyday people. I want to empower our clients, to help them help themselves.”
Ms. Miller adds, “I will make sure they are heard and that we get them the resolution they deserve.”
“Being given the opportunity to work with Robin Greenwald is an honor,” Ms. Miller continues. “She is a true champion for justice. The Environmental, Toxic Torts, and Consumer Protection Practice Group has a principled sense of social responsibility and has continuously shown a strong commitment to achieving justice for their clients.
“Advocating with a purpose, for a better tomorrow for all, is important to me. Being a plaintiffs’ attorney means leading a life that when you see inequality, wrongdoing, irresponsible corporate practices, and injustice, you speak loud enough to make your voice heard. We must endeavor to make our legal system fair and just, for all, to ensure it is worthy of being passed on. This is our legacy to pass on to future generations,” Ms. Miller emphasizes.
“Being here is exactly where I want to be. It is a perfect blend of my interests: protecting the environment and helping people who have been harmed by large corporations that put profit first. I hope that we can secure justice for our clients now and I am optimistic that the litigation we pursue has the potential to change laws and regulations; so that others may not have to face serious and severe injuries in the future.”
Before joining W&L, Ms. Miller served as a medical malpractice and personal injury attorney with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., in Morristown, New Jersey and with Britcher Leone, LLC, in Glen Rock, New Jersey. As a trial attorney, she practiced all aspects of civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels for both state and federal cases. In particular, Ms. Miller focused on medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, and vaccine injury. She handled matters from inception through trial.
As part of her pro bono practice, Ms. Miller authored several amicus briefs for matters pending before the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ms. Miller has been named a Super Lawyers – New Jersey Rising Star since 2013 and a National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 under 40 since 2016. She participated in the highly regarded American Association for Justice Leadership Academy in 2015.
Ms. Miller is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. She is also licensed for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. District Court of New Jersey.
Following her law school graduation, she was a judicial law clerk for Justice Virginia A. Long of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
She earned her J.D. from the Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, and her B.A., cum laude in psychology and Spanish, from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Kristen B. Miller will be happy to review your case.