We Can Help You

Personal Injury Claims

We are experienced in handling all forms of personal injury, including auto accidents, fall down accidents, product liability cases, dog bite cases, and work related injuries. There is no fee without recovery, and the initial consultation is always free. Your time is limited within which to file a claim, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


Wills, Estates, & Guardianships

Having an estate plan is important for people of all ages. We can assist you in the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Advance Directives or Living Wills, and other related documents. We also handle the administration of Estates, and representation in Guardianship cases. Please feel free to contact us for advice or representation in any of these matters.

Real Estate Closings & Refinances

It is important to have experienced legal representation for real estate closings in New Jersey. We handle both residential and commercial sales and purchases, as well as refinances and other property transfers. Even if you have not yet listed your home for sale, or signed a contract to purchase, please feel free to contact us regarding information about the process. We will be happy to speak with you.

Business & Commercial Matters

If you own a business in New Jersey, or are thinking of starting one, please feel free to contact us. We handle the formation of Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, as well as all forms of litigation on behalf of large and small businesses in New Jersey.

Worker’s Compensation Matters

Work related injuries in New Jersey are a specialized area. We have many years of experience in handling these matters.  Your time within which to file a claim is limited, so please contact us today. Even if you are just considering whether a claim is necessary, please feel free to contact our office for an explanation of the process.

The Law Offices of Philip M Miller Barnegat NJ

About Us

Philip M. Miller has over thirty-eight years of legal experience serving the residents of Ocean County in the private practice of law. In addition, he has been a Municipal Court Judge in Ocean County for twenty-four years. Currently, Mr. Miller sits as the Municipal Court Judge of Ocean Township (Waretown) and the Borough of Point Pleasant.   Judge Miller has also been designated by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to preside over civil commitment proceedings, and by the Ocean County Superior Court to preside over Central Judicial Processing Court.  He is a member of the Ocean County Bar Association, having served as President Elect as well as an Officer and a Trustee, and the New Jersey Bar Association.

Mr. Miller previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure at Ocean County College, and has been appointed by the college as a member of their Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Mr. Miller was named as Ocean County Young Lawyer of the Year in 1990. He was a Judicial Clerk to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County, in 1985 and 1986, and was also appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Chairman of the District IIIA Ethics Committee.  In addition, he previously served as the Municipal Court Judge in Barnegat Township, Manchester Township, Seaside Park Borough, South Toms River Borough, Ocean Gate Borough, Lakewood Township and the Borough of Pine Beach and has served as President of the Ocean County Municipal Judges Association.

Our law office is staffed by paralegals and legal secretaries with many years of experience to assist in the successful handling of your legal matters. We specialize in giving personal and friendly attention to each client.

Current Professional Appointments and Employment

Judge, Municipal Court of Ocean Township from:
Judge, Municipal Court of Point Pleasant Borough from:
Judge, Civil Commitment Hearings, State of New Jersey from:
Ocean County College, Adjunct Assistant Professor from:
Ocean County College, Criminal Justice Advisory Board from:
American Judges Association from:
New Jersey State Bar Association from:
Ocean County Bar Association

Employment and Appointment History

Judge, Municipal Court of Barnegat Township: 1999 to 2023
Judge, Municipal Court of Pine Beach Borough: 2003 to 2015
Judge, Municipal Court of Seaside Park Borough: 2008 to 2011
Judge, Municipal Court of Manchester Township: 2003 to 2009
Judge, Municipal Court of South Toms River Borough: 2002 to 2005
Judge, Municipal Court of Ocean Gate Borough: 2005 to 2007
Hearing Officer, Borough of Beach Haven: 2003 to 2004
Attorney for Conflict Litigation, Brick Township: 1998 to 2000
Conflict Municipal Prosecutor, Brick Township: 1997 to 1999 
Conflict Public Defender, Brick Township and Barnegat Township: 1998 to 1999
Judicial Clerk, Superior Court of New Jersey, Ocean County: 1985 to 1986

Professional Certifications

Admitted to United States Supreme Court


Admitted to New Jersey Supreme Court


Admitted to United States District Court, District of New Jersey