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Courtney Paige Miller

Criminal defense Attorney

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also known as Courtney Miller Fruge


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Ms. Miller attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree in Sociology before beginning her studies at St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she graduated at the top of her class receiving her Juris Doctorate.

While attending St. Mary’s School of Law, Ms. Miller participated in both external and internal advocacy programs, excelling in both, finishing in the quarter finals or higher in nearly all competitions. She was also a Staff Writer for Issue 16 of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Issues, eventually getting published in a Medical Encyclopedia on the various legal ramifications on a State by State basis for transmitting certain medical diseases.

During her time at law school, Ms. Miller worked at the highest criminal court in Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals, in both the Central Staffing Attorney’s Office and directly for Presiding Judge Sharon Keller. While at the Court, she was able to become intimately familiar with writs, petitions for discretionary review, as well as appeals involving cases where the death penalty was sought. Additionally, Ms. Miller worked in the Criminal Prosecution Division at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and at the Travis County Attorney’s Office. While at the Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Miller was responsible for researching pertinent legal issues relating to aggravated sexual assault cases, death penalty cases and the removal of Judges, as well as researching and drafting appeals. At the County Attorney’s Office Ms. Miller gained extensive knowledge in misdeamnor criminal offenses, particuarly DWI cases, and was also able to exercise her abilities as an oral advocate in hearings and trials.

After spending time working in the public sector, Ms. Miller decided to make the transition into the private practice working for small firms in the New Braunfels area on cases involving family, criminal, probate, and appellate issues. Ms. Miller continues to exercise her advovacy skills to ensure the best result for her clients. 

Ms. Miller handles a variety of types of litigation and is skilled in the practice areas of family law, criminal law, probate, wills and estates, appeals, as well as special education law. She is also a certified CPS ad litem and a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Aggie Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi, the American Bar Association, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Ms. Miller is currently licensed by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas since 2014. 

Licensed for 8 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/23/2022

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Posted by Unhappy | April 14, 2015
Good attorney, poor practice
Ms Miller was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable, however the firm she works for apparently have had clients in the past that failed to pay. After demanding full payment when pay arrangements were already in place, I was told either I pay what was demanded plus a second retainer that was double what the first was, or they would drop me as a client. I have spoken with seasoned lawyers who advised me that was morally unethical, and I tend to agree. I would have happily contunied to pay them until my debt was resolved, but it seems they no longer desired to represent me. I believe Ms Miller may have had a desire to help at first, but that seemed to dissolve quickly, for reasons unknown to me.
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Response from Courtney Miller September 18, 2015
It is the practice of our firm, as well as is stated in the employment contract agreed to and signed by each client before any work by the attorney is commenced, that if the initial retainer is exhausted and the case does not appear to likely be resolved without a great deal more work, that an additional retainer can be requested. The most common need for this arises when the circumstances surrounding the case greatly change. We apologize for your negative experience, and do appreciate the polite expression of the attorney's abilities.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • The Law Offices of Courtney Miller, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Travis County Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Hazel Brown & Miller, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Texas Office Of The Attorney General
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Briefing Clerk
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • St. Mary's University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Women's Law Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • First Place and Best Speaker of Moot Court Competition
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Best 2L and Quarterfinalist
  • Jimi Derrick Moot Court
  • 2013
  • First Place and Best Speaker
  • Larry G. Hyden Mock Trial Competition
  • 2013
  • Finalist
  • Wayne Scott Negotiations Competition
  • 2013
  • First Place in Moot Court Competition
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (25)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Miller has reached a level of experience and success that most of her peers will not reach for years to come. This is a testament to her talent, tenacity and legal acumen. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Miller is an excellent defense attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very bright and knowledgeable attorney."
Probate Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney serves as a fine advocate for all clients and is easily endorsed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Miller is a well respected attorney in the community and I endorse her to meet your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Courtney is a superior advocate. She is energetic and thoughtful, with a genuine desire and ability to provide the best possible representation to every client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Courtney is great I highly recommend her!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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