Brian Miller

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This is the page for the federal judge of the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Arkansas. If you are looking for the former Washington judge of the Adams County Superior Court, please see: Brian H. Miller.
Brian Miller
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   4/17/2008 - Present
Chief:   7/23/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   George Howard
Personal History
Born:   1967
Hometown:   Pine Bluff, AR
Undergraduate:   University 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[1] Miller served in the United States Navy from 1984 to 1992.[1]

Professional career

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.[1]

Judicial career

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.[3]

Notable cases

Selsor threatens judge (2013)

     United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (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.[4]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
George Howard
Eastern District of Arkansas
Seat #3
Succeeded by: