Allison Standish Miller

Of Counsel




Direct: 713.951.6267

Fax: 713.951.3720

Direct: 713.951.6267

Fax: 713.951.3720


Allison is a trial attorney who maintains a general commercial litigation practice, representing entities and individuals in a variety of civil litigation matters.

Her practice also encompasses appellate work and representation of attorneys in State Bar grievance proceedings.

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with honors, where she double-majored in the Plan II Honors program and the English Honors program, Allison worked as a legal assistant in a large international law firm for three years. Following law school at The University of Texas School of Law, Allison served as Briefing Attorney to Chief Justice Adele Hedges at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. She then went into private practice at a Houston litigation boutique, where she focused her practice on legal malpractice defense. Immediately prior to joining Beck Redden, Allison served as a founding partner at a Houston law firm.

Allison is a member of the Association of Women Attorneys, a Mentor in the HBA Mentor Program, and a fellow of both the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation. She recently served on the AWA’s Judicial Endorsement Committee for the 2018 general election. Allison also serves on the board of Houston Achievement Place and is a member of the choir and the altar guild of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

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  • Representative experience
    • In re Jackson, 574 Fed. Appx. 317 (5th Cir. 2014) (argued)*
    • McPeters v. Edwards, 464 Fed. Appx. 351 (5th Cir. 2012), writ denied 184 L. Ed. 2d 151 (argued)*
    • Cary v. Alford, 203 S.W.3d 837 (Tex. 2006)*
    • Gregory v. Porter & Hedges, LLP, 398 S.W.3d 881 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2013, pet. denied) (argued)*
    • Taylor v. Cersonsky, 356 S.W.3d 92 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, no pet.) (argued)*
    • Franks v. Roades, 310 S.W.3d 615 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2010, no pet.) (argued)*
    • Labidi v. Sydow, et al., 287 S.W.3d 922 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2009, no pet.) (argued)*
    • Clark v. Bres, 217 S.W.3d 501 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2006, pet. denied)*

    *Includes matters handled prior to joining Beck Redden LLP.  

  • Honors & Awards
    • Recognized as a “Rising Star,” by Texas Monthly, 2009–2010, 2013–2015
    • Named in Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2020
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Panel Moderator, “Current Trends in Legal Malpractice Litigation,” Beck Redden Cues for the Courtroom CLE Series, December 3, 2020
    • Speaker, “The Ethics of Listening: How Becoming Better Listeners Makes Us Better Lawyers (and Clients),” Institute of Energy Law’s Second Energy Transactions Conference, October 2020
    • Panel Moderator, “TCPA and 91a,” TexasBarCLE Advanced Civil Trial Course 2020
    • Speaker, “TCPA and 91a Update,” TexasBarCLE Advanced Trial Strategies Conference, February 2020
    • Speaker, “The Amended TCPA: Ethical Considerations for the New Act,” South Texas College of Law 2020 Ethics Symposium, February 2020
    • Speaker and Author, “Avoiding Early Dismissal: Defending TCPA and 91a Motions to Dismiss,” TexasBarCLE Damages in Civil Litigation Conference, February 2020
    • Author, “Ten Things to Know About Avoiding and Mitigating Malpractice Claims and Grievances”, 18th Annual IEL Energy Litigation Conference, November 2019
    • Speaker, “Attorneys’ Fees and Sanctions”, Texas Center for the Judiciary 2019 Civil Justice Conference, October 2019
    • Speaker and Author, “Anti-SLAPP Overview”, TexasBar CLE Advanced Civil Trial Course, July, August, and October 2019
    • Speaker, “Avoiding (or Using) Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss”, UT CLE Corporate Counsel Institute, May 2019
    • Speaker, “The Anti-SLAPP Statute: An Overview of Texas’s Most Troublesome Law”, Harris County New Civil Judges’ Orientation, January 2019
    • Author, “Assessing the Status of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Twitter”, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 35, No. 12 (December 2018)
    • Author, “Assessing the Status of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Age of Twitter”, Houston Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2018
    • Speaker, “The Anti-SLAPP Statute: Soup to Nuts to Ethics” with Judge Randy Wilson, TACTAS Monthly Meeting, October 2018
    • Speaker, “The Texas Citizens Protection Act: It’s Big. It’s Broad. Where Does It End?” with April Farris and Raffi Melkonian, HBA Appellate Practice Section Meeting, October 2018
    • Speaker, “Bless This Mess: Recent Developments in Anti-SLAPP Law”, Harris County Civil Judges’ CLE Meeting, August 2018
    • Speaker, “Thinking About the Unthinkable: How to Prevent (or Address) Malpractice Claims and Grievances”, Association of Women Attorneys Monthly Meeting, November 2017
    • Speaker, “Handling Privilege Issues”, Texas Bar CLE Advanced Evidence and Discovery Conference, April & May 2017
    • Speaker, “Zealous Is As Zealous Does: Representing Your Client, Protecting Yourself”, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Mid-Year CLE Seminar, May 2016
    • Panelist, “Avoiding Malpractice Claims, Grievances, and Sanctions”, HBA Civil Bench Bar Conference, April 2017
    • Panelist, Texas Bar CLE Business Disputes Conference, September 2016
  • Professional Activities & Memberships
    • Member, Association of Women Attorneys
    • Member, 2018 AWA Judicial Endorsement Committee – General Election
    • Member, Texas Bar Foundation Membership Committee
    • 2019 Mentor, HBA Mentorship Program
    • Member and former Council Member, Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section
  • Community Involvement
    • Board Member, Houston Achievement Place
    • Choir & Altar Guild Member, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

State Bar of Texas

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Honorable Chief Justice Adele Hedges, Fourteenth Court of Appeals (2004–2005)

Honorable Chief Justice Scott Brister, Fourteenth Court of Appeals (2003)

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2004

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, with honors, Plan II Honors and English Honors, 1998

  • Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, UT Study Abroad Program 1996