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Benjamin Miller

Appellate Attorney

I have spent the bulk of my legal career as a criminal appellate attorney, having represented over 150 people in challenging their convictions. For nearly a decade, I was an appellate public defender, first at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and then the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. During that time, besides handling all aspects of the appeal process, I assisted trial attorneys in responding to various legal issues, developing particular experience writing motions challenging the prosecution’s failure to comply with its obligations under Brady v. Maryland by not disclosing key evidence to the defense.

In addition to providing clients direct appellate representation, I have worked with the Wren Collective as part of a team providing policy, communications, and campaign support across the country to help end our system of mass incarceration. I also spent two years at The Justice Collaborative, where my focus was drafting policies and legislation on issues such as bail reform, sentencing reform, conviction integrity units, and sentence review. I have authored or co-authored op-eds on various criminal justice issues that have appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, USA Today, Politico, and The Appeal.

Additionally, I have taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, and American University, Washington College of Law, teaching classes on legal writing, oral advocacy, and criminal law and procedure.  

Education

American University, Washington College of Law

J.D., cum laude

Northeastern University

B.S., Journalism, cum laude

Clerkships

Chief Judge Peter Krauser, Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Superior Court of Massachusetts

Admissions

Massachusetts

Maryland

District of Columbia

Utah

The United States Supreme Court

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

First Circuit Court of Appeals

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals