Susan Miller’s primary areas of interest are in water resources and environmental law, as well as insurance, tort and personal injury litigation.
Susan currently serves as Chair of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Department and is the past Chair of Modrall Sperling’s Water Law Practice Group. She brings over 20 years of experience providing representation, advice and counsel to businesses, industries, ranchers, farmers and individuals throughout New Mexico with respect to water rights transactions, administrative proceedings with the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer and litigation in state and federal court. Her water law practice involves issues of permitting, purchases and leases of water rights, and litigation. Susan has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before the New Mexico Environment Department on matters of air quality and hazardous waste permitting.
In addition to her water and environmental practice, Susan has significant experience in state and federal court litigation defending healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions and insurance companies in the areas of coverage and bad faith. She has defended many businesses in personal and property damage, contract and commercial disputes. Susan is also experienced in appellate tort practice.
Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Susan clerked for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Susan has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® peer review rating, the highest rating possible.