Betsy Miller is passionate about helping artists, entrepreneurs and inventors build businesses. She provides legal advice for a variety of legal matters including landlord-tenant counseling and litigation in San Francisco and Oakland, contract disputes, business litigation, contracts, IP counseling, and business formation strategies.
Betsy’s landlord-tenant practice is robust and growing. She provides zealous representation to those who need it most. Having been a successful litigant against her own landlord, Betsy understands what you need to get through this battle. Through her legal practice and dedication to fighting for tenants’ rights, she knows how to get the right result for you.
As a small business owner, and the daughter of one, Betsy has always believed that the best way to build a strong economy is to diversify wealth by supporting small, locally-owned businesses. Betsy will do what it takes to help you get your business off the ground by providing high quality legal services for a reasonable price. For the last four years, Betsy has expanded her practice into the cannabis space providing intellectual property and branding advice to clients, as well as basic small business needs.
Prior to founding Miller Farr & Associates in 2017, Betsy worked as a solo practitioner for several years. She also worked at Google for two years in the eDiscovery department providing expertise about patents. Betsy has extensive experience as intellectual property attorney with an emphasis in US and international patent and trademark prosecution, as well as copyright counseling and registration. She has been registered to practice patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2002. Her technical areas of expertise include cannabis, chemical, pharmaceutical, and plant patents.
Betsy is a graduate of University of San Francisco School of Law and the College of William and Mary, where she earned Master and Bachelor degrees in Chemistry, minoring in Biochemistry graduating cum laude. She is a member of the California Bar and US Patent Office Bar.