He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific in 1981.
Judge Miller has been admitted to practice law in the Nevada Supreme Court, United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Tax Court. In addition to being appointed as Municipal Judge for Boulder City, he also serves as the Justice of the Peace for Boulder Township and has done so since 1993. In June of 2001 he was appointed District Court Juvenile Hearing Master to hear juvenile matters occurring in Boulder City and Searchlight, Nevada.