Tommy Miller

Visiting Professor of the Practice

Background
Tommy Miller, Visiting Professor of the Practice, received his J.D. from William & Mary and his B.A. from the University of Virginia. He was a federal magistrate judge for 28 years, from 1987 to 2015, in the Eastern District of Virginia, and a former legal adviser to Norfolk Police Department from 1973-1974. He also served as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Norfolk from 1974-1980, and Assistant U.S. attorney from 1980-1987, including a year as the district's deputy chief overseeing criminal prosecutions. He was the first magistrate judge to serve on the Fourth Circuit Judicial Council, which oversees the federal judiciary in six states. He also served on a national judicial committee that helped to update court rules on criminal procedure. He will be teaching Criminal Procedure II and a Death Penalty Seminar.