Howard Miller



Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 1999-2010


Justice Howard Miller graduated from Brooklyn College in 1957 and New York University School of Law in 1961. He was admitted to the bar that year.

In 1972, Miller began serving as Town Justice for the Town of Orangetown in Rockland County. He then served as Family Court Judge from 1974 until 1980. Then, from 1981 until 1984, Miller was a County Court Judge in Rockland County as well as an Acting Supreme Court Justice and Acting Surrogate. He returned to private practice for the next five years until he was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court for the Ninth Judicial District in 1991. In 1999 he was designated as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department by Governor George Pataki. Justice Miller retired from the bench in 2010, thereafter serving as a referee for the Second Department’s Civil Appeals Management Program. He has also worked with National Arbitration and Mediation and with the litigation department of Mintz & Gold LLP.

In addition to his judicial career, Miller served in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate Generals Office in 1959. He also served on the faculty of the National Judicial College from 1975 until 1980. Justice Miller has been honored with numerous awards, has published in the field of Family Law and has served widely on committees within the court system. He served on the Governors Commissions on Domestic Violence from 1979 until 1983, as chairman of the Court Administration Gender Fairness Subcommittee and Member of the Ninth Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee from 1992 until 1998, on the Committee on the Profession and the Courts from 1993 until 1995, on the Office of Court Administration Committee on Matrimonial Practice in 1994, as chair of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board from 2000 until 2003, on the New York State Law Guardian Committee from 2005 until 2010, and as co-chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Task Force on the Family Court beginning in 2008.



“Hearing Officer Resume: Hon. Howard Miller (Ret.).” NAM National Arbitration and Mediation. Web. 17 May 2012.

“Honorable Howard Miller.” Mintz & Gold LLP. Web. 17 May 2012.

“Howard Miller.” Court Alert. Web. 17 May 2012.

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