Born in 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, Judge Miller is the son of the late Robert Miller, former President of Cryovac Corp., and Mrs. Mary Lu Miller. After brief stays in Lockport, New York and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Judge Miller, his parents and four siblings moved to Spartanburg where his mother lives still.
Judge Miller attended high school at Spartanburg Day School and received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1974. He returned to South Carolina to attend law school and received his juris doctorate in 1978.
Judge Miller began his career as a staff attorney at Southern National Bank in Greenville. In 1980 he went to work in the Greenville County Public Defender office and in 1981 he began a private general practice with Pat Paschal. Miller & Paschal handled civil, criminal and family court matters until 2000 when Judge Miller opened his solo practice. He is a member of the Greenville County and South Carolina Bar Associations. He is been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the South Carolina District and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge Miller married his law school classmate, Martha Albrecht in 1978. Martha Miller is an attorney with the Social Security Administration in Greenville where the Millers live with their two children, Elizabeth and Walker. The Millers are members of Christ Church Episcopal in Greenville.
In May 2002 Judge Miller was elected to the bench and invested as Circuit Court Judge, At Large Seat 4 on August 29, 2002 in Greenville by Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal.