Courtney A. Miller
Courtney Miller is an associate at HWG LLP, where she enjoys a diverse practice that focuses on legal ethics and includes trial and appellate litigation, government investigations, criminal defense, and telecommunications law.
Legal Ethics and Malpractice
- Represents lawyers and law firms in disciplinary matters, including through trials (i.e., evidentiary hearings) against the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel and the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, as well as appeals before the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility and the Maryland Court of Appeals.
- Advises clients concerning admission to the D.C. Bar and issues involving the unauthorized practice of law.
- Successfully represented client in character and fitness conference before subcommittee of D.C. Committee on Admissions.
Litigation, Government Investigations, and Criminal Defense
- Played significant role in obtaining dismissals with prejudice of charges against not only the client but most of the defendants in the “J20 Inauguration Day” protest cases.
- Successfully defended client on appeal by obtaining ruling that its Terms of Service were enforceable and barred appellant’s defamation and negligence claims.
- Secured dismissal of unfounded child abuse allegations through a motion for judgment as a matter of law at the end of the county-level Department of Social Services’ case.
- Successfully represented low-income clients fighting eviction in landlord-tenant case.
- Represents clients in USAC inquiries, appeals to the FCC, and enforcement proceedings, with particular experience with the Rural Health Care Program and FCC Form 499.
- Advises and counsels clients on all aspects of compliance pertaining to interconnected VoIP service.
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Courtney received her J.D. from the University of Virginia, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining HWG, Courtney clerked for the Honorable Catharine F. Easterly of the D.C. Court of Appeals and summered as a Law & Policy Fellow for the National LGBTQ Task Force.
During law school, she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review, on the managing board of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, and as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research & Writing Program. Her Note in the Virginia Law Review—“Spiritual But Not Religious”: Rethinking the Legal Definition of Religion—won two awards in 2016: the UVA Law School Alumni Association’s Best Note Award and second place nationally in the Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition. Ms. Miller maintains an interest in issues involving religious liberty and the separation of church and state, particularly as they relate to nondiscrimination laws.