Deborah Wolf Miller

Deborah Wolf Miller

  • Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Deborah is a solo practitioner in Ithaca, NY, and continues to practice in NJ. Her practice focuses on estate administration and estate planning, civil litigation, and real property transfers. She was previously a partner with the firm of Miller and Miller in Chenango County, staff counsel for the Chenango County Department of Social Services, and an editor for Gann Law Books, a NJ legal treatise publishing company. Prior to moving to NY in 1996, she was an associate with Garrigle and Palm, an insurance defense firm in NJ specializing in construction defect defense, products liability defense, insurance coverage, and professional malpractice defense. Upon graduation from law school, Deborah served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald A. Smith, Jr. (Superior Court of New Jersey- Civil), as well as a teaching assistant for a tax course at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Deborah graduated from the Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, NJ in 1989, having received the American Jurisprudence Award for Real Estate Conveyancing, and was a pupil of the American Inn of Court #111-The Camden Inn, from 1990 to 1992. Deborah is currently a member of the Tompkins County Bar Association, Treasurer of the Finger Lakes Women’s Bar Association, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates, and Elder Law Sections), and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, the NY Northern District federal Court, the NJ District federal Court, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Research & Writing
  • Avoiding Financial Exploitation of the Elderly
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New York
3rd Circuit
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - 1989 Real Estate Conveyance course; Dean's List
Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway
B.A. (1986) | History, English
Honors: High Honors, History Dept.; Dean's List
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
- Current
Tompkins County Bar Association
- Current
Finger Lakes Women's Bar Association
CLE co-Chair
Activities: Continuing Legal Education courses
New Jersey State Bar # 026151989
American Inns of Court - Camden
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning and Administration training, Ithaca, NY
An overview of estate planning and estate administration, with an emphasis on the attorney's role in avoiding financial exploitation of the elderly.
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Nys if my grandmother had no will and 1 surviving child and 1 predeceased child (,my mother) who inherits everything?
A: Your mother's children have the rights your mother would have had, according to NY EPTL 4-1.1(a)(3), as long as your grandmother had no surviving spouse. Your aunt does not automatically inherit everything.
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Contact & Map
104 N. Cayuga Street - Suite 7
[MAILING: P.O. Box 538]
Ithaca, NY 14851
Telephone: (607) 277-0272