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 1967 (age 49–50)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.
Education Helena-West Helena Central High School
Alma mater Phillips County Community College
University of Central Arkansas
Vanderbilt Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1984–1992

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

Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Miller grew up in Helena, Arkansas, with his parents, Dr. Robert D. Miller and Trudy Lester Miller, and his siblings, Maxine D. Miller, Robert D. Miller, III and Kyle T. Miller. 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, Arkansas and received an A.A. in 1991. He received a B.S., with honors, from the University of Central Arkansas in 1992 and a J.D. 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, Arkansas in 1998. He was elected city attorney for his hometown of Helena, Arkansas 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.

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