The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

Elise Miller began working for Mullen & Filippi in the San Jose office as an Associate Attorney in 2015. She has 25 years of prior experience as an attorney, 18 of which are in workers' compensation. This has provided her with a strong background and knowledge. She is also a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law.


Elise attended the University of California, Los Angeles where she received her Bachelor's Degree in English with a Business Emphasis. Elise also earned an Elementary Teaching Certificate. She graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1991, where she also participated and was published in the Santa Clara University Law Review.

Professional Membership

Elise is a current member of the California State Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.

Personal Note

What I enjoy most in the practice of law, and what I also believe is my greatest strength, is my ability to negotiate. Not only do I truly appreciate having prepared a case so that I have the kind of information that makes strong negotiation possible, I think that my negotiation style has served my clients well. I also appreciate the opportunity to work with all types of people in the practice of law. I get along well with people and my ability to do so enables me to build and foster positive relationships not only with clients, but with opposing counsel, injured workers and judges.

I love to travel and have had the opportunity to travel all over the world. Most recently, I went on a trek to Machu Picchu. I also enjoy running, hiking and other outdoor activities. I ran in the Boston Marathon a few years ago, and enjoy trail running as well.