Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Marty Miller for Circuit Judge Announcement


MARLIN “MARTY” MILLER ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE 20th JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Marlin “Marty” Miller, officially announces his candidacy for the newly created Circuit Court Judge, Place 3, position for the 20th Circuit Court Judicial District encompassing Madison and Rankin Counties. Due to increasing population growth over the past decade in the two counties, the Mississippi Legislature passed H.B. 703 which called for statewide judicial redistricting and added an additional Circuit Court Judge for the 20th Circuit Court District.
Miller has been an Assistant District Attorney since 2008 with District Attorney Michael Guest. Guest named Miller the Deputy District Attorney for Madison and Rankin Counties in 2011. Since 2011, Miller’s assigned case load has been felony violent crimes including capital cases involving murder and armed robbery. Miller also handles all DUI related violent crimes of death and mayhem, house burglary, business burglary, automobile burglary, kidnapping and felony evasions in Rankin County as well as major crimes involving the two counties. In his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the 20th Circuit Court Judicial District since 2008, combined with his tenure in the 7th Circuit Court Judicial District from 2001 - 2003, he has over ten (10) years experience devoted exclusively to the prosecution of felony crimes in circuit court covering thousands of felony cases.
Prior to becoming an Assistant District Attorney for District Attorney Guest, Miller was a founding partner with the firm of Miller Fulgham P.A. in Flowood, MS, practicing for several years in all aspects of circuit court practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal litigation. Miller has practiced civil defense in both small and large firm settings. During his employment as an attorney with the formerly named firm of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz and Tardy, LLP, Miller defended regional and national corporations in complex toxic tort litigation filed in circuit courts throughout Mississippi. As an attorney with the formerly named Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton, P.A., Miller defended individuals and businesses in various aspects of personal injury claims involving premises liability and automobile accidents filed in circuit court.
He is well experienced in appellate practice and has served as Adjunct Professor of Law in Appellate Advocacy at Mississippi College School of Law teaching brief writing involving appeals from circuit court. Miller also served as law clerk for the Late James E. Thomas Judge Mississippi Court of Appeals researching and writing opinions on appeals from circuit court.

He earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Finance from Mississippi College in 1992. After graduating Mississippi College he worked for General Motors Acceptance Corporation as an account specialist and auditor from 1992 - 1995, before entering the University of Mississippi School of Law where he earned his J.D. in 1998.
Miller is a member of the Mississippi Bar and the Mississippi Prosecutors Association. He is currently serving as the Member at Large on the Mississippi Bar Prosecutor’s Section Executive Committee (2014 - Present). He is a past elected member of the Board of Bar Commissioner representing the 20th Circuit Court Judicial District of Madison and Rankin Counties for the Mississippi Bar from 2007 - 2010 and a past Child Advocacy Division Committee Member of the Jackson Young Lawyers division of the Bar
Miller has been married to the former Kimberly C. Walker, N.P., UMMC Division of Cardiology, for the past 15 years and has one son, Samuel, age 6. In his spare time Miller is an avid outdoors man, hunter and fisherman, Youth Baseball Coach, and a 31 year Mississippi High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Official at the State High School Cross Country Meets. The Millers are members at Park Place Baptist Church.

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