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311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 4300

Chicago, Illinois 60606

D: +1 312 212 6514
F: +1 312 212 6684


Marquette University Law School
J.D. (2002)
University of Wisconsin
B.A. (1999)

Bar Admissions

Indiana Wisconsin Illinois

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin Wisconsin Supreme Court U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Indiana Supreme Court Illinois Supreme Court
Meet Pat Miller

Patrick M. Miller


Patrick Miller's practice focuses on construction law and real estate litigation. He has significant design-build and P3 procurement expertise and extensive experience with heavy civil and highway construction, process projects, and real estate development. Patrick also leads Faegre Baker Daniels' Chicago office.

Patrick's practice areas include:

Design-Build and P3 Projects and Procurement

Patrick serves on the Design-Build Institute of America's National Legal Committee and is one of few lawyers in the nation approved to teach DBIA's Contracts and Risk course. His representative engagements include:

  • Represents short-listed developers and design-build joint ventures responding to P3 solicitations on the Illiana Expressway, I-69 Section 5, the Indianapolis Justice Center and other P3 transactions.
  • Lead counsel representing an Illinois municipality during procurement of design-build services for ultra-violet water treatment systems.
  • Lead counsel in arbitration of claims arising out of an EPC contract to design and construct multiple frac-sand processing facilities.
  • Lead counsel representing private water utility in development of integrated design procurement and contract documents for the design and construction of a new ground water treatment plant.
  • Lead counsel representing municipality in dispute to remediate defective membrane filtration system in $50 million water treatment plant on Lake Michigan designed to process 17.3 million gallons per day.
  • Lead counsel in preliminary injunction proceedings in first-ever award protest under Indiana's public design-build procurement statute.
  • Co-counsel representing design-build joint venture in arbitration of eight-figure delay and disruption claims on P3 tollway project.

Construction and Real Estate Litigation

In addition to his design-build expertise, Patrick handles a variety of construction and real estate disputes in Chicago, Indiana and throughout the country. His representative engagements in this area include:

  • Lead counsel representing contractor in successful trial of seven-figure change and delay claim on public highway project.
  • Representation of Chicago high-rise developers in construction defect matters.
  • Representation of private equity funds and REITs in litigation throughout the country.
  • Representation of lenders in commercial foreclosure and workout litigation throughout the Chicagoland area.


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15
  • Moot Court Executive Board
  • Corporate Law Moot Court Competition — Coach and First-Place Overall Team, 2002; Participant, 2001
  • National Health Law Moot Competition — Participant, 2001

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association — Forum on Construction Industry; Litigation Section: Construction Litigation Committee and Subcommittee on Damages (Co-Chair)

Civic Activities

  • Steppenwolf Theatre Corporate Council — Steering Committee


  • P3: Water Supply Issues & Models for Successful Water Collaboration
    Co-presenter, 2015 Water Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, 2015
  • Design-Build Contracts and Risk
    Design-Build Institute of American, Multiple Offerings Every Year
  • 3rd Annual Development and Construction Summit
    Moderator, Bisnow Chicago, 2015
  • Current Issues in Sustainable Design and Construction
    Halfmoon Education, 2013
  • Illinois Construction Case Law Update
    Faegre Baker Daniels Construction Seminar, 2013
  • Integrated Project Delivery Solutions for Illinois Home Rule Communities and Municipalities
    Faegre Baker Daniels Construction Seminar, 2012
  • Mind Your RFP's and RFQ's: Case Studies in Recent Design-Build Award Protests
    DBIA National Conference, 2012
  • UV Disinfection and Design Build: Thinking Outside of the Box
    Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), New Orleans, 2012
  • Successful Teaming: Turning Sticks and Stones into Bricks and Mortar
    DBIA National Convention, 2011
  • Drafting and Negotiating LEED Design and Construction Contracts
    U.S. Green Building Council-Chicago Chapter, 2010-11
  • One Contract, One Integrated Team
    DBIA-Chicago, 2011
  • Masterminding the Best Design-Build and IPD Contracts
    AIA-Chicago, 2011
  • Choosing the Best Design-Build Contract: A Comparison of DBIA, AIA and ConsensusDOCS Design-Build Contracts
    Design-Build Institute of America – Great Lakes Region, 2010
  • Successful Design-Build Competitions: What Public Agencies and Design-Builders Need to Know
    Faegre Baker Daniels Webinar, 2010
  • Legal Trends, Incentives and Best Practices in Going Green
    Association of Indiana Counties Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Cutting Edge Design and Construction Risks (IPD, BIM and Green)
    CSI Indianapolis Annual Trade Show, 2008
  • Winning Design-Build Competitions (Moderator)
    Design-Build Institute of America, Great Lakes Region, 2008
  • The 2007 AIA Documents
    Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana, 2008
  • Contract Claims Management: Avoidance, Recognition, Documentation
    Indiana Construction Association Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Bringing the Public Law to Life: Best Practices for Public Design-Build in Indiana Water and Wastewater Projects
    Indiana Water Environment Association, Annual Conference, 2007
  • Indiana University's Service Building: A Design-Build Project (Moderator)
    Design-Build Institute of America Great Lakes Region All-Industry Event, 2007
  • How to Write Letters and E-Mails on Projects (That Don't Drive Your Lawyer Crazy)
    Faegre Baker Daniels, 2007
  • The Construction Project, Law and Claims
    Indianapolis Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute Seminar, Indianapolis, 2007
  • Water and Sewer Construction Inspection Course
    Indiana Water Environment Association, Indianapolis, 2005 and 2006
  • Ask Me What's Great About America
    Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis, 2005

Published Articles

  • Mind Your RFPs and RFQs: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Public Design-Build Procurement
    Monticello, Quarterly Journal of the Jefferson Society, April 11, 2015
  • The AIA Document B101-2007: Major Implications of AIA's New Owner/Architect Agreement
    Indiana Construction Cites, Indiana State Bar Association, Fall 2008
  • Public Design-Build In Indiana: A Common Sense Guide To Procurement Under Indiana's Public Design-Build Statute
    Faegre Baker Daniels, 2007
  • Understanding the Limits of the Spearin Doctrine: Are Design-Builders Out of Luck?
    Indiana Construction Cites, Indiana State Bar Association, Vol. 3, Issue No. 3, Fall 2007
  • Breaking Down and Managing the e-Discovery Process (Co-author with Lisa Berry-Tayman and Jeffery M. Stovall)
    American Bar Association Section of Litigation, September 2007
  • Evidentiary Framework for Enhancing of Refuting Contractor Claims
    Construct!, ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Vol. 16 No. 1, Fall/Winter 2006
  • Mutual Responsibility and the Allocation of Risk Among Parallel Prime Contractors (Co-author)
    Construct!, ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee, Vol. 15 No. 3, Spring 2006


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