Mark Miller

Mark Miller

General Counsel and Interim Chief of Staff, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem

Mark Miller serves as General Counsel and Interim Chief of Staff to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. He also serves as the Unborn-Child Advocate within the Governor's office. In that Unborn-Child Advocate role he manages all pro-life related policy, litigation, and legislative policy for the Governor.

Before joining the Governor's Office, on behalf of Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) he served as co-counsel at the Supreme Court of the United States in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Company, and lead counsel for the family landowners in Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, two important wins for property rights at the nation's High Court. CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR), and SiriusXM have all featured his work, and he has been published in newspapers all over the country. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Americans United for Life (AUL), the nation's preeminent non-profit legal organization dedicated to protecting the rights of the unborn.

Mark attended college and law school at the University of Florida, earning both diplomas with honors. He elbow clerked for U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr., of the Middle District of Florida, and Florida state appellate court judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. He has dedicated much of his time as an attorney to giving back to his community, volunteering to serve on the boards of directors for a number of charities, including Florida Rural Legal Services and the Martin County Legal Aid Society.

Mark lives in Pierre; he and his wife Mindy, a University of Notre Dame graduate, have four children.