Katherine Elizabeth Miller

Associate Attorney

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorney Katherine MillerFort Lauderdale divorce attorney Katherine Elizabeth Miller’s inspiration to become a legal advocate for the best interests of children and families began when her family fostered, and later adopted, a medically complex child in DCF custody.

It was through this experience that she gained a unique perspective of the inner workings of the legal system, and experienced, first-hand, the challenges and frustrations faced by families who are forced to navigate the legal system, with their most important personal interests at stake.

During her undergraduate studies, she was granted an internship with the University of Miami’s Psychology Department conducting clinical studies of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, followed by an externship as a behavioral therapist through the Lovaas Center for Behavioral Therapy, and finally private therapy for children and their families, utilizing a more holistic approach to therapy. It was during this time that I developed a strong clinical and therapeutic background in psychology.

In law school, she interned for the Broward Teen Advocacy Project (BTAP), at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, where she conducted community outreach and education sessions for at-risk teenagers regarding their legal rights and responsibilities, and worked as a Certified Legal Intern for NSU’s Children and Families Law Clinic where she gained invaluable litigation experience representing clients engaged in highly contentious family matters.

After graduating from law school, she worked as a volunteer attorney for the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida handling special needs adoption finalizations, in addition to volunteering as a court-appointed Guardian ad Litem for highly contested family law cases.

Upon admission into the Florida Bar, she went into private practice, and has practiced exclusively in the areas of marital and family law. Her background, skills, and experience have given her a unique insight into the influential role the law plays in the family relationship, and ignited her passion for zealously advocacy, and the relentless pursuit of her clients’ rights, while counseling clients through their most sensitive life events.

“I am committed to counseling my clients through their most difficult life events, relentlessly pursuing their best interests, and empowering them with the knowledge and available options to make informed decisions, and to meaningfully participate in the outcome of their family case,” Ms. Miller said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Miller is licensed to practice in Florida.

Education

Ms. Miller received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology with minors in criminology and forensics from the University of Miami in Coral Gables. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Miller concentrated her practice in the areas of marital and family law, handling a range of domestic relations matters, including but not limited to dissolution of marriage (property division, alimony, child support, time-sharing and visitation, parental responsibility), paternity, parental relocation, post-judgment modification, enforcement and contempt, domestication, registration and modification of foreign judgments, domestic violence, dependency, and adoption and surrogacy cases.

She gained extensive experience litigating contested family matters at all stages through trial, including cases involving complex legal and procedural issues, which require extensive research on case-specific issues, investigation into the parties’ backgrounds, properties and businesses, the taking of depositions of the parties and their expert witnesses, and the utilization and collaboration of various professionals such as accountants, psychologists, parenting coordinators, guardian ad litem, and other experts and lay witnesses.

Associations

  • The Florida Bar – Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Section
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • American Bar Association – Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Division
  • Broward County Bar Association – Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Division
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers – Broward County Chapter
  • Judge Mattie Belle Davis Society
  • University of Miami Alumni Association
  • Nova Southeastern University Alumni Association

Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Children & Families Law Clinic), Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
  • Pro Bono Honor Program, Certificate of Distinction Gold Level, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law