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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||4/17/2008 - Present|
|Chief:||7/23/2012 - Present|
|Preceded by:||George Howard|
|Hometown:||Pine Bluff, AR|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Central Arkansas, B.S., 1992|
|Law School:||Vanderbilt Law School, J.D., 1995|
|Military service:||U.S. Navy 1984 - 1992|
Brian Miller is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Miller joined the court in April 2008 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. On July 23, 2012, Miller was elevated to the position of chief judge.
Early life and education
Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Miller graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with his bachelor's degree in 1992 before graduating from Vanderbilt Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1995. Miller served in the United States Navy from 1984 to 1992.
Miller was a private practice attorney in Tennessee and Arkansas from 1995 to 2006. Miller also served as City Attorney for the City of Helena, AR from 1999 to 2005 and served as a part-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Phillips County from 2000 to 2006. Miller was elected to the Arkansas Court of Appeals in 2007.
Eastern District of Arkansas
On the recommendation of Congressman John Boozman, Miller was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas by President George W. Bush on October 16, 2007. He filled a seat vacated by George Howard. Miller was confirmed by the Senate on April 10, 2008 and received commission on April 17, 2008.
Selsor threatens judge (2013)
*[ USA v. Selsor] 4:12-cr-00199-BSM
Judge Miller was the presiding judge in the trial against Leroy Selsor. Selsor was charged with sending multiple threatening letters to federal employees. After an investigation by the FBI and a subsequent trial, Selsor was sentenced to 15 years in prison with no chance of parole and three years of supervised release.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Arkansas
|Magistrate judges||H. David Young • Jerry Cavaneau • J. Thomas Ray • Beth Deere • Jerome Kearney • Joe J. Volpe •|
|Former Article III judges||
James M. Moody • Henry Woods • William Overton • Richard Arnold • Terry Shell • Daniel Ringo • Henry Clay Caldwell • John Williams • Jacob Trieber • John Ellis Martineau • Thomas Trimble • Harry Lemley • Oren Harris • Jesse Henley • George Howard • Elsijane Roy • Stephen Reasoner • Gordon Young •
|Former Chief judges|