Forty Under 40: Andrew R. Miller

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Andrew R. Miller at one time wanted to be a Border Patrol agent, and he entered college majoring in criminal justice. But he went on to get his law degree at the University of Arkansas in 1991 and took a job with the Benton County prosecutors office. During his four years as chief deputy prosecutor, Miller said he grew to love the courtroom and can hardly get enough of it.

I like the fight, Miller, 38, said. I like trial work. Its a fair way to resolve conflicts. Its a tremendously civil way to resolve some complex conflicts.

Miller said he left public service in 1996, joining Sean Keith to form a law firm that now has seven lawyers and a support staff of seven others.

Miller, whos the son of a career U.S. Army man, was born in Germany and graduated from high school there. When it came time to go to college, he ended up in Northwest Arkansas because his father was familiar with the area having attended officer training at Fort Chaffee.

The natural beauty of the area and its unlimited offerings for outdoor recreation were big pluses for Miller in making the decision to go to school in Arkansas.

In addition to his professional life, Miller is a member of the Rogers Rotary and serves as chairman of the board for Northwest Arkansas Head Start.