Chris Miller focuses his practice on workplace discrimination and wrongful termination, criminal defense, family law, workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. In addition to being the owner of The Law Office of Chris Miller, Chris is "of counsel" with Holder Susan Slusher LLC.
After completing law school, Chris worked in the public-sector representing both the Missouri Department of Social Services and Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Through those experiences, Chris has gained trial and administrative hearing experience on matters including child abuse and neglect issues, parental rights and custody disputes, and unemployment benefit and tax appeals.
Additionally, Chris successfully represented the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations before the Missouri Supreme Court in Gateway Taxi Management v. Division of Employment Security, 461 S.W.3d 830 (Mo. bank 2015).
Chris has also served the Department of Social Services and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations in various administrative roles. In 2015, he started with the Family Support Division as the Deputy Division Director assisting in management of programs such as Medicaid, Child Support, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Subsequently, Governor Nixon appointed Chris to serve as the Director of the Division of Employment Security, the state agency that administers Missouri's unemployment insurance program.
During law school, Chris interned with the Missouri Public Defender’s office, representing indigent clients facing severe criminal penalties under Rule 13 certification.
Chris resides in Columbia with his wife, Melissa, and son, Miles.
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Juris Doctor, 2012
Truman State University
B.S., Political Science, 2009
Activities & Affiliations
• Boone County Bar Association
• Healthy Bottoms Diaper Bank
• Missouri, 2012