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About Me

Since 1999, I have practiced solely in the area of family law. In the context of a typical divorce case, I will address matters of property division, assignment of debts, determination of spousal support, determination of custody and visitation, and determination of child support.


to entering private practice in Virginia, I was an
active duty Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps for seven
years. While on active duty, I spent a year and a half as a
court-martial defense counsel where I dealt with a wide range of cases
including child and spousal abuse as well as sex crimes. I was the
Officer in Charge of the legal assistance office at Camp Lejeune. While
at legal assistance, I dealt with a variety of family law issues
including divorce, support, wills and estate planning, and consumer

I then became the Staff Judge Advocate for the 26th Marine
Expeditionary Unit. During our deployment from 1995 to 1996, I provided advice to the command as well as individual Marines and
sailors on a variety of criminal and civil matters to include custody
of children and support of family members. I was later assigned to the
Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island to instruct judge
advocates and paralegals on civil law matters of family law and estate

While at the Naval Justice School, I participated in a
military-to-military training program sponsored by the State Department
that took me to a variety of countries including Bangladesh, Uganda,
Ghana, Togo, Cameroon, Bolivia and Paraguay. After leaving activity
duty, I maintained an affiliation with the United States
Marine Corps Reserve. My latest assignment was as an appellate defense
counsel at the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Military Appeals. I began my military career in 1985 as an enlisted infantryman.

I have used my background and experience in accounting to
analyze complex financial matters arising in the course of divorce.


In addition to my formal education, I am also a graduate of the Pennsylvania
Gunsmith School and Washington School of Photography.


Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
    15 years
  2. Child Custody: 10%
    15 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    6 years
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
    15 years
  5. Child Support: 5%
    20 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rusten Carlson Hurd

    Mr. Miller was kind enough to provide his expertise to my client who had a family matter issue in Virginia. Both my client and I were extremely impressed with his knowledge of the law, his analysis and his professionalism. I would strongly recommend Attorney Miller concerning any Virginia divorce or family law matter.


    Rusten Hurd Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Cole Miller PLLC

1945 Old Gallows Road
Suite 205
Vienna, VA, 22182-3839


VAAuthorized to practice law200003/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalDepartment of the Navy1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCole Miller PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerMaddox, Cole & Miller, PC1999 - 2009
Judge AdvocateUnited States Marine Corps1993 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Sectionmember2011 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2000 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Nordstrom v. NordstromNo obligation to pay modified child support.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of UtahAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
national webcastMilitary Divorce2012
Statewide OAG CLENordstrom v. Nordstrom - UIFSA2011
Military Divorce: Representing Military Personnel and Their FamiliesJurisdictional and Procedural Concerns for Military Personnel and Their Families2011
Advanced Family LawSpecial Issues in Military Divorce2011
Advanced Family LawNavigating Complex Asset Cases2011
UCC JEA vs. UIFSA CLEUniform Custody Jurisdiction versus Support Jurisdiction2009
Special Issues in Military Divorce 2 CLESpecial Issues in Military Divorce2009
Discovery Tactics in Divorce CLEDiscovery Tactics in Divorce2009
Special Aspects of the Military Divorce 1 - CLESpecial Aspects of the Military Divorce2008