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Deborah B. Miller


Associate
Phone: 215-540-2640
Fax: 215-591-8259
dmiller@timoneyknox.com
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“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” Golda Meir

Representative Matters

  • Established Trusts to preserve and maximize “stretch out” of inherited retirement accounts for young beneficiaries
  • Counseled Trustees on Special Needs Trust spending guidelines
  • Served as Counsel to Trustee for Trusts for the benefit of children of a successful entrepreneur
  • Defended Executrix at hearing against claims of theft and destruction of personal property
  • Represented beneficiary in forcing Executor to vacate and sell Estate’s real estate
  • Secured exclusive possession of marital home during a divorce
  • Negotiated favorable Marital Settlement Agreements, including detailed terms for sharing the cost of college tuition, room and board, health coverage and alimony for a disable spouse
  • Counseled clients on developing areas of family law including updated support guidelines, mediation, collaborative law, divorced parenting apps, parent coordinators, and recently expanded grandparent and third party custody rights

Published Works

  • “How to Protect Your Practice From Your Spouse,” Physicians News Digest (December 6, 2011).
  • Co-Author, “Fair Use in New Media,” Philadelphia Bar Quarterly (October 2007)
  • Co-Author, “New Media Business Matters: Fair Use, Licensing and Doing Business with Google,” Folio Magazine (August 2007).

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Building and Evaluating a Business Chain, Part I of VI: Selecting the Right Business Entity, Montgomery County Bar Association, Franchise Committee Speaker, Norristown, PA (March 12, 2007)
  • Bank Confidentiality - Can You Trust Your Bank?, CAPE Institute Speaker, Bensalem, PA (April 24, 2007)
  • Legal Issues in New Media: One-Line Publishing, Blogs and Social Networking Sites, CAPE Institute Speaker, Philadelphia, PA (August 30, 2007)
  • Using Stuff From the Web: What Does Fair Use Really Mean?, Pennsylvania Bar Institute Speaker, Webinar (July 17, 2008)

Deborah Miller (“Debbie”) joined Timoney Knox on April 15, 2019, as an associate in the Trusts and Estates practice, and is cross-listed in the Family Law practice.  She has been an active member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, including the Probate and Tax Section since 2012 and the Family Law Section since 2010.  Her practice focuses on estate planning and administration, as well as representing clients in family court and orphans’ court.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Debbie attended Lehigh University (BA with High Honors 1990), and University Pennsylvania School of Law (J.D. 1993, Associate Editor Comparative Labor Law Journal), and is admitted to the state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Debbie regularly volunteers for the Senior Law Helpline.  She finds it rewarding to guide seniors through their Estate and Family Law concerns.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Law
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • New Jersey, 1993
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • Third Circuit, 1997
  • District of New Jersey, 1997

Education

  • University Pennsylvania School of Law, 1993
  • Lehigh University, 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Lehigh University, BA with High Honors

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association: Probate and Tax Section (2012-present)
  • Montgomery Bar Association: Family Law Section (2010-present)
  • Montgomery Bar Association: General Practice Section (2008-2010, Co-Chair 2007)
  • Montgomery Bar Association: Women in the Law Committee (2011-2013)

Community Involvement

  • PA Senior Law HelpLine
  • Past Volunteer, Wills for Heroes
  • Past Volunteer, Citizenship Day
  • Past Board Member, Young Leadership Division Israel Bonds
  • Past Volunteer, Philadelphia Bar Association Legal Helpline
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