Type: News
Date: 10/16/2014

Taft Columbus Partner Adam C. Miller Named to Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project Executive Board

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is proud to announce that Lt. Col. Adam C. Miller was nominated and appointed by former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Stratton to the executive board of the Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project, also known as Operation Legal Help Ohio.

Miller is part of an initiative charged with increasing the reach of pro bono legal services available statewide to military families and veterans. As one of the founding members who has been involved in the effort since before its official inception in 2013, Miller worked with then Ohio Supreme Court Justice Stratton to successfully obtain a $20,000 start-up grant that seeded the Operation Legal Help Ohio effort and laid the groundwork for future fundraising.

“It is unquestionably a necessary service,” stated Miller. “Ohio has the fourth highest number of veterans in the country — more than 800,000. Since we have such a high number of veterans in our state, the expansion of veteran services is critical to maintaining our state’s economic viability and social fabric.”

United States veterans are unemployed at a rate three times higher than the rest of the population and may have difficulty using their militarily acquired skills to assist in employment searches. From the implications of unemployment, they also often face difficulty hiring attorneys when faced with legal problems. The Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project / Operation Legal Help Ohio is devoted to developing pro bono lawyers who can then offer services on the civil side to active servicemembers and veterans.

As a Lt. Col. in the Army Reserve in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, Miller chaired the Ohio State Bar Association’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, and he continues to pay his duty forward. “I am deeply honored to share this opportunity to develop meaningful pro bono services for Ohio’s veterans and their families.”

Miller, who just returned from JAG Corps mobilization to Washington, D.C., is Deputy Commander of the Sixth Legal Operations Detachment, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command. He served in Afghanistan on active duty with the 10th Mountain Division in 2004. Miller, his wife, Helen, and their son, Christopher, live in Grandview Heights, Ohio.

A partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Miller focuses his practice on school, public and military law.

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