Louis “Skip” Miller, the high-profile Los Angeles lawyer who earlier this year left the firm he founded, is launching Miller Barondess, a new firm specializing in high-stakes litigation.

Early this year, Miller left Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro in the midst of an ongoing investigation into managing partner Terry Christensen’s use of celebrity private eye Anthony Pellicano.