Camille Stearns Miller

Camille Stearns Miller
Partner

cstearnsmiller@whitewiggins.com

214.665.4158
Dallas
210.524.7708
San Antonio

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Education Law
Labor & Employment Litigation
Tort/Insurance Defense

Camille Stearns Miller manages the San Antonio office, but also practices in the Dallas office of the firm. She practices in the areas of labor, employment, commercial litigation and education law. She has also represented public clients in municipal finance litigation, transportation law, general negligence and intentional tort claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Stearns Miller was a partner with an international firm with more than 1, 250 lawyers and a long term partner with a minority firm located in Detroit, MI. During her tenure in Michigan and Texas, Ms. Stearns Miller has represented a number of Fortune 50 companies in various discrimination cases. Many were resolved through trial, motions for summary judgment, including cases involving sexual harassment and sex discrimination, race, age, religion, national origin and disability discrimination.

Throughout the years, Ms. Stearns Miller has litigated a number of high profile cases, including Shawn Garrett v. the Detroit Board of Education; Toni Cato Riggs v. Prudential Insurance Co., et. al; Peter Stenger v. the Detroit Board of Education, et. al; and Keith Butler, et. al v. City of Detroit, et. al, just to name a few.

EXPERIENCE
Ms. Stearns Miller has litigated cases through trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts. Some of Ms. Stearns Miller's successful actions in this area are listed below.

  • Norma. Bautista v. Takata Seat Belts, Inc. (U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division, SA-06-CA-150-H reported decision).—Represented Takata Seat Belts in an American with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), hostile work environment case. Takata's Motion for Summary Judgment was granted and Takata was awarded costs.

  • Marisin Ferguson v. Takata Seat Belts, Inc. (U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division SA-06-CV-0065-XR)— Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging the following types of discrimination claims: national origin, age, hostile work environment and retaliation. Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment was granted on all counts and the Court awarded Defendant's costs.

  • Maureen McNulty v. Ernst & Young LLP--Represented Ernst & Young LLP in a sex discrimination, failure to promote case. A motion for summary judgment was granted to Ernst & Young LLP and upheld in the Michigan Court of Appeals.

  • Represented MCI World Com Communications, Inc. in a religious discrimination case. A motion for summary judgment was granted by the state trial court.

  • Ms. Stearns Miller served as lead counsel for a large Michigan automobile insurance carrier in a number of cases involving claims of sexual harassment, race, sex, and age or disability discrimination. Matters were resolved via motions for summary judgment or mediation.

  • Ms. Stearns Miller represented Fortune 500 food industry clients in cases involving claims of sexual harassment, race, national origin and disability claims of discrimination with successful outcomes.

  • Ms. Stearns Miller served as lead counsel for an international company, which produces quartz glassware for the semi-conductor industry, in a contentious sexual harassment case. Plaintiff alleged ten different men committed acts of sexual harassment against her during her short three month tenure with the company. As a result of conducting vigorous discovery, Plaintiff settled the case for a nominal sum.

  • Ms. Stearns Miller represented an automobile supplier and a national bank in cases involving claims of national origin, age, sex, sexual harassment or disability discrimination. All plaintiffs accepted nominal settlement sums.

  • Ms. Sterns Miller represented a Texas construction machine distributor company through an audit process with the U. S. Office of Contractor's Compliance Program. As a result of Ms. Stearns Miller assistance, the company successfully completed the audit process without the assessment of any fines or penalties.


EDUCATION

  • J. D. Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1981)

  • B. A. Howard University magna cum laude (1978)


BAR/COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Admitted to practice, U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas

  • Admitted to practice, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

  • Admitted to practice, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

  • Admitted to practice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • Admitted to practice, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce—Parliamentarian—Executive Board

  • Community Advisory Board, Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

  • Steering Committee Member and former Co-Chair of the State of Texas Minority Counsel Program

  • National Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • State Bar of Michigan Employment & Labor Council

  • State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board: Panelist

  • Metropolitan Detroit Bar Foundation