Charles M. Miller

Hon. Charles M. Miller

Deputy Chief Counsel, Ohio Attorney General's Office

Charles Miller is Counsel to the Attorney General at the Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, where he has worked since 2019.  Charles advises and represents the Attorney General, the General Assembly, Statewide Office Holders, Universities and other agencies.  Charles also heads the AGO’s Office of Professional Integrity, where he represents and advises State attorneys regarding ethical and professionalism issues.

Charles’s work at the AG’s office has included successfully defending election laws, obtaining the return of $40 million in tax subsidies from an automobile manufacturer; obtaining an agreement with a retail electric company to stop collecting over $100 million annually in fees from ratepayers; and obtaining an injunction against $1.3 billion in subsidies to a nuclear power generator. 

In addition, Charles has represented the Attorney General in the Sixth Circuit to challenge the abilities of municipalities and political subdivisions to utilize class actions and MDLs to appropriate the parens patriae powers of the State. Currently, Charles serves as lead counsel in Ohio v. Google LLC, which seeks a declaration that Google Search is a common carrier under Ohio common law.

Charles previously served as judge on the Ohio First District Court of Appeals by the appointment of former Governor John Kasich.  Prior thereto, Mr. Miller spent over a decade with Keating, Muething & Klekamp, PLL, where he was a litigation partner focusing on complex litigation, class-action defense, and appeals, including arguing in the Sixth Circuit and many cases before the Ohio Supreme Court.  Early in his career, Mr. Miller clerked for Justice Maureen O’Connor at the Ohio Supreme Court. 

Charles served on the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct, the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission, and on public and charter school boards of education. 

 

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