Travis L. Miller
Practice Areas: Business Incentives and Tax Credits, Insurance Regulation, Health Care, State and Local Taxation, Administrative Law, Corporate & Business LawvCardPDF BioLinkedInTwitter
Florida Bar Board Certified
AV Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
Travis Miller practices primarily insurance regulatory law, business and transactional law, and administrative law. He regularly assists insurance companies and other regulated parties before the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and the Florida Department of Financial Services. In addition, Travis provides counsel and general representation to members of the insurance industry in their regulatory affairs and business transactions.
Travis is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in State and Federal Administrative and Governmental Practice. He holds the highest rating for competence and ethics (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell, has been listed as a top insurance lawyer in Florida by Chambers USA.
Travis has substantial experience consulting with property and casualty insurers, life and annuity companies, and health insurers. He also regularly assists specialty insurers, premium finance companies, managing general agencies, insurance agencies, third party administrators and other organizations involved in the insurance industry. Travis’ representations have covered the full range of insurers’ business cycles, from formation and start-up to withdrawal and wind-down. He has guided numerous new insurers through the formation process, including the organization of holding companies, managing general agencies and other related organizations and obtaining regulatory approvals from the Office of Insurance Regulation. Travis also assisted both buyers and sellers through the acquisition process, beginning with the negotiation and development of the agreements and progressing through the submission and approval of regulatory filings. At the end of the business cycle, Travis has helped insurers prepare and gain Office of Insurance Regulation approval of withdrawal plans.
Travis has guided many insurers through the product review and approval process at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, including the development or revision of product forms, rate filings and underwriting manuals. Travis also counsels insurers in the Office of Insurance Regulation’s form certification process. He also uses his educational background in accounting and finance to assist insurers with financial reporting and investment issues before the Office of Insurance Regulation’s Financial Oversight section. Travis also frequently helps insurers respond to regulatory inquiries or investigations and resolve issues presented by the Office of Insurance Regulation or Department of Financial Services.
The Florida legislature enacts far-reaching changes to the Insurance Code almost every year. Travis has worked with insurers to develop public policy strategies and in monitoring potential legislative changes, including analysis of legislative changes on insurers’ existing business or market plans. After each legislative session, Travis is engaged in insurers’ implementation of legislative changes and development of compliance programs to accommodate new regulatory requirements.
Over the last twenty years, Travis has been privileged to represent the insurance industry through some of its most significant changes. These most recently have included issues such as reviewing the implementation for Florida’s mitigation discount program and counseling insurers regarding changes in Florida’s sinkhole insurance laws. Travis also has been involved in topics such as the use of hurricane models in insurance ratemaking, the use of credit scoring in insurance rates and underwriting, and OFAC compliance. With the cyclical nature of insurance markets and Florida’s ever-changing regulatory landscape, Travis works with the industry to proactively meet challenges that arise.
Travis also is involved in supporting the academic advancement of the insurance industry. In 2009, he became one of the initial members of an advisory board to the Center of Insurance Research associated with the Florida State University College of Business’ risk management and insurance program. By 2014, this advisory group evolved into the Risk Management & Insurance Executive Council supporting the risk management and insurance program. Travis became the initial chairman of the Executive Council in early 2014.
Travis is a founding shareholder of the Radey Law Firm and was elected president of the firm in 2009. In 2011, Florida Trend magazine named the firm one of its Top 100 Companies to Work for in Florida– a distinction held by only three Tallahassee-based businesses and only a handful of law firms statewide. In 2015, the firm earned this distinction for the fifth consecutive year. The firm also in 2012 was named to Martindale-Hubbell’s inaugural list of Florida’s Top-Ranked Law Firms and since then has continued to be recognized as a top firm. The Radey Law Firm also has been named a top insurance and administrative law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazine, as well as a top tier insurance law firm by Chambers USA. The firm also is named in A.M. Best & Co.’s directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.
- Florida State University College of Law
- Honors: With Highest Honors
- Order of the Coif
- Law Review: Best Student Law Review Article, Volume 20, 1992 – 1993
- Florida State University, B.S. Accounting and Finance
- Honors: Summa Cum Laude
- FSU’s Outstanding Male Student
- Outstanding Accounting Scholar
- Radey Law Firm, President, 2009 – Present
- Radey Law Firm, Shareholder, 2003 – Present
- Katz, Kutter, Alderman, Bryant & Yon, P.A., Shareholder, 1994 – 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Chairman, Risk Management & Insurance Executive Council, Florida State University College of Business, Department of Risk Management, Real Estate and Legal Studies, 2014-
- Advisory Board, Center for Insurance Research, Florida State University College of Business, Department of Risk Management & Insurance, 2009-2014
- Federation of Regulatory Counsel
- Society of Financial Examiners
- Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society
- Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals
- Leadership Tallahassee (Class XVI)
- Trustee, Alpha Tau Omega (Epsilon Sigma) Board of Trustees
- Director, Alpha Tau Omega (Epsilon Sigma) Housing Corporation
- Youth Basketball Coach 2011-2014
- Director, Advent Parish Day School 2003-2008
- Seminole Boosters
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Contributing Author, Florida Insurance Report, 2003 – Present
- Contributing Author, Federation of Regulatory Counsel Alerts, 2001 – Present
- Florida Revises Acquisition Statement Filing Requirements, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XXVI, Edition 2, 2015
- Guest Speaker, Florida State University College of Business, Risk Management & Insurance Program “Executives in the Classroom”, April 2015
- Guest Speaker, Florida State University College of Business, Risk Management & Insurance Program “Executives in the Classroom”, October, 2014
- Guest Lecturer, Florida State University College of Law, 2013
- Contributing Author, The Regulator, Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society, 2011 – 2012
- Florida Legislative Session to be Remembered for What Passed…And What Didn’t, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XXIV, Edition 2, 2013
- Coming Full Circle: Florida Legislature Sides with Governor in Affirming Executive Branch Control Over Rulemaking, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XXIII, Edition 2, 2012
- Insurance Law Podcast Series, A.M. Best Co., 2011
- Insurance Law Podcast Series, A.M. Best Co., July 2015
- Aon Benfield Analytics Insights Conference, “Florida Insurance Uncovered,” New Orleans, 2011
- Playing by the Rules: New Twists in Florida Administrative Rulemaking, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XXII, Edition 1, 2011
- Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Business of Insurance, Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Miami, Florida, 2010
- Legal Aspects of Insurance, Florida State University College of Business, Tallahassee, Florida, 2010
- Interpretation and Implementation of Section 627.0629 and Associated Rules, Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, Tallahassee, Florida 2009
- Statutory Construction: Plain Meaning, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Tallahassee, Florida, 2009
- Florida’s Valued Policy Law: Does a Homeowners Policy Cover Excluded Perils? FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XVI, Edition 2
- A New Regulatory Structure for Insurance and Financial Services in Florida, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XIII, Edition 3
- Florida Supreme Court Strikes Key Parts of Workers’ Compensation Law, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XXVII, Edition 2, 2016