Ronnie L. Miller is Of Counsel in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg.
A member of the firmís Litigation Department, Mr. Miller serves as professional responsibility counsel to the firm and focuses on various legal ethics, compliance and conflict matters.
Mr. Miller initially directed his practice to corporate matters that included mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, employment law and contractual relationships. Mr. Miller has also assisted low-income individuals in family law, criminal and litigation cases through the Modest Means program with the Indiana Bar Association. More recently, Mr. Millerís practice has been focused on the areas of legal ethics, compliance, government regulatory issues, and administrative law.
Mr. Miller graduated with a B.A. from DePauw University, and worked in various IT positions as well as operations and systems management in the years prior to attending law school. He received training in Six Sigma and Total Quality Management, and has frequently participated in quality and process improvement initiatives. In 1999, Mr. Miller earned his J.D. from Indiana Universityís Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and his M.B.A. from Western Governors University in 2012.
Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Miller served as a Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, where he was the agencyís chief legal counsel, overseeing all aspects of agency legal affairs, program integrity, quality, compliance and ethics. In this role, Mr. Miller briefed the Departmentís case and assisted the Indiana Attorney Generalís Office with arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court in Franklin Electric Company, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, 953 N.E. 2d 1066. Before being named to the position of Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel, Mr. Miller served as the Departmentís Director of Appeals and Chief Administrative Law Judge, where he personally presided over more than 3,000 administrative cases involving claims for unemployment insurance compensation, and directed the activities of more than twenty Administrative Law Judges located around Indiana.
Mr. Miller has also served as the Director of Trial Court Management for the Indiana Supreme Court, during which time he served as primary staff to a select sub-committee of the Courtís Recordís Management Committee for a year-long consideration of confidentiality and access to court records. That effort culminated in significant revisions to Indiana Administrative Rule 9 concerning public access to court records, which is a topic that Mr. Miller has spoken on frequently. Mr. Miller also worked as the Court Administrator for the Marion Superior Court system, where he oversaw the administration responsible for thirty-five courts and nearly seven hundred employees.
In 2010, Mr. Miller received the Governorís Public Service Achievement Award from Governor Mitch Daniels, recognizing his contributions for operational improvements at the Department of Workforce Development that resulted in substantial reductions in case backlog and improvements in the timeliness of eligibility decisions for unemployed Hoosiers. Since 1999, Mr. Miller has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he teaches classes on business law and other legal issues, as well as ethics, negotiation and conflict resolution.
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