Since beginning his law practice in 1996, Judge Miller has always shown a commitment to public service. Even while raising a family and representing clients in a wide variety of legal disputes as a practicing lawyer, Judge Miller has always made time to give something back to the community.

  • SERVICE TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY 1996 through the PRESENT
    • City of Texarkana, Texas City Council 2011-2015
      • Ward 5 Councilmember
    • Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) 2011-2015
      • representing the City of Texarkana, Texas (related to the co-ownership and operation of the Bi-State Justice Center with the city of Texarkana Arkansas and Bowie County)
    • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scout Master (ASM)
      • Moores Lane FBC, Troop 16 — 2012 to present
        • ASM for the Wolf patrol
        • ASM for the Panther patrol
        • ASM for the Kodiak patrol
        • Adult Quartermaster for Troop 16
        • ASM for 2017 National Jamboree Troop 4203
          • 36 Scouts, 4 adults, 2 weeks in West Virginia
        • Instructor at Caddo Area Council Winter Camp
          • Law Merit badge instructor 2017, 2018, 2019
          • Photography merit badge instructor 2019
        • Woodbadge recipient 2017
    • The Literacy Council of Bowie & Miller Counties, Inc.
      • Board of Directors from 2001 to 2011
      • Treasurer, 2004 – 2005
      • Freshman Director of the Year, 2002
    • Texarkana Museums Systems
      • Board of Directors from 2008 – 2011
    • United Way of Greater Texarkana, Inc.
      • Legal Fundraising Coordinator, 2002
    • Texarkana United Soccer Association
      • Coach 2004-2010
      • Referee 1996 – present
      • Board of Directors, 2014-2020
    • Texas TASO/UIL Soccer Referee since 1996 refereeing local area Texas high school soccer games
    • Arkansas Officials Association Soccer Referee 1996-2018 refereed local area (Texarkana to El Dorado to Mena) Arkansas high school soccer games
    • United States Soccer Federation certified referee since 1996
    • Refereeing USSF sanctioned soccer matches in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana since 1996
    • St. James Day School Board of Trustees, 2014-2020
    • St. James Episcopal Church
      • Counsel to the Vestry, 2004-2015
    • Texarkana Bar Association
      • Secretary, 2005-2006
      • Member, 1996 – present
    • Northeast Texas Bar Association
      • President, 2008
      • Vice-President, 2007
    • Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
      • President, 1999-2000
      • Vice President, 1998-1999
  • SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIARY 2015 to PRESENT
    • Presiding District Judge 
    •             5th Judicial District of Texas serving Bowie & Cass Counties
    •    Local Administrative Judge Cass County
    •    Local Administrative Judge Bowie County
    •    Juvenile Probation, Board of Directors, Bowie County
    •    Adult Probation, Board of Directors, Bowie County
    •    Juvenile Probation, Board of Directors, Cass County
    •    Adult Probation, Board of Directors, Cass County
    •    2016-2018 Judicial Budget Committee, Region 1
    •    2018-2019, Judicial Budget Committee, Region 10
    • 2015-present, Texas Assoc. of District Judges, member
      • Technology Coordinator, TADJ
    •    2017-member, Bowie County Courthouse Security Committee
    •    2019, Chairman, Bowie County Courthouse Security Committee
    •    2017-present, Chair, Cass County Courthouse Security Committee
  • SERVICE THROUGH THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS 2003 to PRESENT
    • State Bar of Texas Board of Directors, 2006-2008
    • State Bar of Texas Executive Committee, 2006-2008
    • Vice Chair, Jury Services Committee, 2005-2006
    • Jury Services Committee, member 2004-2007
    • Chairman, Law Practices Management Committee, 2010-2015
    • Vice Chair, Law Practice Management Committee, 2009-2010
    • Task Force on Insurance Disclosure, member 2008-09
    • Committee Review Task Force, member 2008 & 2010
    • Local Bar Services Committee, member 2003-2004
    • Member, Litigation Section 
    • Member, Judicial Section 2015 – present
    • Judicial Section Website Committee 2017 – present
    • Judicial SectionBoard of Directors, 2018-2020
  • SERVICE THROUGH THE TEXAS YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION from 2001 to 2009
    • State President, 2007-2008 (36,000+ members)
      • Executive Committee, 2004-2009      
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2005-2006
    • Board of Directors, member 2001-2009
      • Outstanding Director of the Year, 2002-2003
      • President’s Award of Merit, 2001-2002
    • Executive Committee Advisor
      • Technology Committee, 2004-2006
      • Marketing Committee, 2004-2005
    • Ten Minute Mentor Presenter, 2005
      • “What to do when a witness takes the 5th
    • Co-Chair, Technology Committee, 2002-2004
    • Co-Chair, Marketing Committee, 2003-2004
    • Co-Chair, Local Affiliates Committee, 2002-2004
    • Co-Chair, Keep Justice Alive/Law Day Committee, 2001-2002
    • Vice Chair, Administration of Justice Committee, 2001-2002
    • Visit TYLA.org to view all of the public service and member service projects created and sponsored by TYLA, the “Public Service arm of the State Bar of Texas”.
  • Service through the American Bar Association
    • Member, 1997 – present
    • Texas Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, 2007-2008
    • 2017-2018 National Brief Judge for ABA’s Law School Appellate Advocacy National Competition
    • 2015-2017 Regional Brief Judge for ABA’s Law School Appellate Advocacy National Competition
    • Texas Delegate to the Young Lawyer Division National Assembly, Annual Meeting 2006
    • Texas Delegate to the Young Lawyer Division National Assembly, Annual Meeting 2007
    • Texas Delegate to the Young Lawyer Division National Assembly, Annual Meeting 2008
    • Texas Delegate to the Young Lawyer Division National Assembly, Mid-Year Meeting 2008
    • Texas Delegate to the Young Lawyer Division National Assembly, Mid-Year Meeting 2009
  • Service by presentations to others
    • 2019 History of Miller & Bowie Counties and the Two Napoleons given to the West Bowie County Rotary (Bowie and Cass County legal history)
    • 2019 Texas Law Legislative Update given to the Texarkana Bar Association (Update on law changes from the Texas Legislature from the 2018 legislative session)
    • •2019 History of Miller & Bowie Counties and the Two Napoleons given to the Texarkana Bar Association (Bowie and Cass County legal history)
    • 2019 History of Miller & Bowie Counties and the Two Napoleons Kiwanis of Texarkana (Bowie and Cass County legal history)
    • 2019 Back to the Future, Preserving Court House History given to the Texas Association of District Clerks Regional Meeting
    • 2018 New Frauds and Scams to Watch out for given to the Bowie Co Rep. PAC
    • 2018 Tips and Techniques for Court practice given to the Texarkana Young Lawyers
    • 2017 Email Hell, given during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Law Practice Management CLE ( an attorney’s duties to secure client information and data and the need for encryption)
    • 2016 Email Hell, given during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Law Practice Management CLE ( an attorney’s duties to secure client information and data and the need for encryption)
    • 2015 E-Filing and the Tech of Future Law Practice given to the Texarkana Bar Association
    • 2015 Damages in Civil Litigation, given at a Texas Bar CLE seminar
    • 2015 Update on Mandatory E-Filings, given at a Texas Bar CLE seminar
    • 2010-2015 Presided over the Annual Meeting Law Practice Committee Continuing Legal Education courses during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meetings
    • 2005-2008 presented various talks on public service and member service during the annual Local Bar Leaders Conference