The solicitor for the New Florence borough is Attorney Jeffrey W. Miller.
Jeffrey Miller is an attorney focusing on criminal defense, commercial litigation and municipal matters. He has broad experience in the courtroom, arbitration proceedings and in administrative proceedings. Mr. Miller spent several years at the Berks County Public Defender’s Office in Reading, Pennsylvania as a Supervising Trial Attorney trying major felony and high-profile cases. He has also been in private practice for more than 25 years, handling matters including divorce, real estate transactions, estates and personal injury matters. He has tried over 80 cases to jury verdict and has trial experience in complex and high-profile criminal matters including capital homicide. He has been qualified under Rule 801 as qualified death penalty counsel for more than a decade. He has represented individuals in most Western and West-Central Pennsylvania Counties, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Indiana, Clearfield, Bedford, Somerset, Westmoreland, Blair and Huntingdon.
Mr. Miller frequently represents individuals and companies involved in commercial disputes including commercial leasing and construction, personal injury, and contract litigation. He has appeared in various administrative proceedings on matters ranging from environmental regulations to CYS appeals and real estate assessment appeals.
Additionally, Mr. Miller serves as solicitor to several area municipalities and authorities in Cambria, Somerset, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties, including Bolivar Borough, Fairfield Township, Laurel Mountain Borough, Tri-Community Sewer Authority, Cherry Tree Borough, Hooversville Borough, Reade Township Municipal Authority, and New Florence Borough.
Mr. Miller’s clients benefit from his diverse experience, competitive disposition and dedication to their cause.
Duties and Responsibilities
Pennsylvania state law defines what the duties and responsibilities of a borough solicitor are. The specifics can be found in the Consolidated Statutes, Title 8, BOROUGHS AND INCORPORATED TOWNS. The document is available in HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word formats. The duties of a borough solicitor are found in Chapter 11. Powers, Duties and Rights of Appointed Officers and Employees, Subchapter D, Solicitor. In essence, the solicitor serves as legal counsel for the borough on matters of law.
Borough Monthly Meetings
The solicitor attends the borough council meetings which are held monthly on the third Tuesday at the borough building located at 146 7th Street in New Florence at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.