Brian Stacy Miller

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Brian Stacy Miller
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Assumed office
July 23, 2012
Preceded by James Leon Holmes
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Assumed office
April 17, 2008
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by George Howard Jr.
Personal details
Born Brian Stacy Miller
1967 (age 50–51)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Education Phillips County Community College (A.A.)
University of Central Arkansas (B.S.)
Vanderbilt Law School (J.D.)

Brian Stacy Miller (born 1967) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Pine Bluff Arkansas, Miller grew up in Helena, Arkansas. Upon graduating from Helena-West Helena Central High Schoolin 1985, he entered active duty in the United States Navy in June 1985 and served as a Boatswains Mate on the USS New Jersey from 1986 to 1989. He served in the United States Navy Reserve in 1984 and from 1989 to 1992. After being honorably discharged from active duty, he attended Phillips County Community College of the University of Arkansas in Helena and received an Associate of Arts degree in 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of Central Arkansas in 1992 and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt Law School in 1995. He joined the Memphis, Tennessee, law firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. in 1995 and opened the Miller Law Firm in Helena in 1998. He was elected city attorney for his hometown of Helena in 1998 and served in that position from 1999 to 2006. He also served as city attorney for the towns of Lakeview, Arkansas and Edmondson, Arkansas and as city judge for Holly Grove, Arkansas. He served as deputy prosecuting attorney of Phillips County, Arkansas from 2000 to 2006. In 2007, Miller was appointed to the Arkansas Court of Appeals by Governor Mike Huckabee and served until 2008, when he was appointed to the United States District Court.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On October 16, 2007, Miller was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas vacated by George Howard Jr.. Miller was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 10, 2008, and received his commission on April 17, 2008. He became Chief Judge on July 23, 2012.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
George Howard Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
2008–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
James Leon Holmes
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
2012–present