Wednesday, May 23, 2012
GETTING TO KNOW ALAN MILLER- CANDIDATE FOR JUDGE SUPERIOR COURT 2
Alan Miller Brief Biography
Alan is a life-long resident of Dearborn County. Alan was raised in Greendale by his parents, Norman (Alan) and Anna Miller. His parents taught him the value of working hard and striving to achieve through one’s hard work.
Norman served in the United States Air Force following his graduation from Lawrenceburg High School. Following his military service, Norman worked his way up the ladder at Aurora Casket Company. Over the past 30 years, Norman went from a maintenance man at the Conwell Street Plant to his current position as plant manager at both the Conwell Street and Aurora plants, all despite never having received a college degree. Anna was born and raised in Texas where she met Norman while he was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene. She worked and paid her own way through nursing school by waitressing and collecting tips in a jar. She came to Dearborn County where she was employed at Dearborn County Hospital for 30 years. Norman and Anna have been married for 35 years.
The Miller family roots in Dearborn County can be traced back to the Civil War. Alan’s greatgrandparents, Charlotte and Perry Miller, lived on their family farm in Aurora. His grandmother, Betty Miller, worked in the Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation as a teacher’s aide and as an employee at Ames, Lorey’s, and Wal-Mart.
Alan attended St. Lawrence Catholic School as well as the schools in the Lawrenceburg Community
School District. He is a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, where he sang in the Tiger Pizazz show choir and lettered in tennis and baseball. Alan continued his education at Indiana University in
Bloomington where he participated in the Singing Hoosiers choir and continued his life-long passion for IU basketball. Alan is also an avid Reds fan.
Alan pursued his lifelong dream of becoming an attorney by enrolling at the Chase College of Law at
Northern Kentucky University. After graduating from law school and passing the bar, Alan joined Zerbe Zerbe & Garner in Lawrenceburg. Alan concentrated his practice in all areas of law, including family law, wills, small claims and landlord/tenant disputes. Shortly thereafter, Alan became partner and since then, has successfully continued to build his small business, focusing his practice in the areas of criminal defense and bankruptcy. Through his practice, he has learned how to not only manage a business with efficiency, but how to work with the people of Southeastern Indiana to reach resolutions.
Alan believes in the importance of family. He lives in Aurora with his wife of 5 years, Kyle (Thayer).
Kyle grew up in Farmer’s Retreat. She graduated from South Dearborn High School and attended Ball State University on scholarship. She is currently a teacher at Moores Hill Elementary. They recently welcome their first child, daughter Ryan, to their family in March 2012.
Alan is an active member of the community and believes in the importance of giving back. He volunteers his time to such organizations as the Kiwanis Club and Southeast Indiana Legal Volunteers. He also volunteers with the Heart House Homeless Shelter, where he is currently serving as Vice-President of the Board of Directors. In 2012, Alan was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as President of the Dearborn-Ohio County Bar Association. He previously held the positions of Secretary-Treasurer and Vice President in the Bar Association. As President, Alan has worked in coordination with Community Helping Hands, a local charity, to solicit donations of food items to benefit local food pantries. He is also currently working with Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation and Big Brothers/Big Sisters to incorporate local attorneys into an existing mentoring program for high school students.
Alan is running for Judge of Dearborn County Superior Court 2