Associate Justice Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division 2.
Justice Miller was born in Whittier, California, and grew up in Glendora, California. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1975. Justice Miller was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Pepperdine University School of Law. He practiced law at the Law Offices of Thomas T. Anderson in Indio, California, from 1978 through 1995.
In 1995 Justice Miller was appointed to the Riverside Superior Court by Governor Pete Wilson. His first year he was assigned criminal trials but the remainder of his time with the superior court was spent in primarily civil trials. He served as the Presiding Judge in the Riverside County Superior Court from January1, 2003, through December 31, 2004. In 2006 Justice Miller was voted Trial Judge of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Inland County. In June of 2006 Justice Miller was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division Two, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Justice Miller has served on many state and local committees including the California Judges Association. He is currently serving on the Judicial Council, as Chair of the Executive and Planning Committee; Chair of the Commission for Impartial Courts’ Task Force on Judicial Candidate Campaign Conduct; the Commission on Access to Justice; Chair of the of the California Court Case Management System Justice Partner Advisory Committee, and Vice Chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions.
Justice Miller is also active in many local programs including the Boys & Girls Club, of which he is currently the President and also on the National Area Council Committee; and he is a founding member of the Warren E. Slaughter American Inn of Court.
Justice Miller lives with his wife, Phyllis, in Palm Desert California. They have six children and two grandchildren. Justice Miller enjoys fly-fishing, tennis and hiking.