Judge Charles M. Miller
Judge Charles Miller began serving on the First District Court of Appeals in February 2017. He earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, and law degree at Boston University.
Judge Miller is married with four children. He grew up in rural Ohio, where he attended public schools. His father was an industrial electrician; his mother, a homemaker. Judge Miller was the first in his family to attend college.
Before taking the bench, Judge Miller was a partner with Keating, Muething and Klekamp, PLL, where he practiced business litigation, real estate litigation, appellate law, and election law, in federal and state courts. As an attorney, Judge Miller regularly appeared before the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of his clients. He handled cases for regular everyday people with much at stake personally, as well as for businesses that had millions of dollars on the line.
Judge Miller previously served as a Commissioner on the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission, which is responsible for hiring the Public Defender and overseeing the office. He also served on the St. Gertrude Pastoral Council, the Mt. Auburn International Academy School Board, and the Groveport-Madison School Board.
Judge Miller is a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations, the Ohio Court of Appeals Judges Association, and the Ohio Judicial Conference. Judge Miller is also a member of The Federalist Society and the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network.
Judge Miller greatly enjoys his work as a court of appeals judge. He strongly believes that case law (our work product) is made better by the exchanges that occur between the bench and counsel during oral arguments.