Michael O. Miller

Part-time Professor of Practice

Judge Michael O. Miller was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 2 by Governor Jan Brewer in 2012 and retired in 2017. He had served on the Pima County Superior Court since July 2002. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1973 and began working at the Livingston County Juvenile Court.

While working at the juvenile court, Judge Miller began doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, which he completed in 1980. He was an N.I.M.H. post-doctoral Fellow in Forensic Psychology at Florida State, where he worked in federal and state prisons.

Judge Miller attended the University of Arizona Law College to participate in the new law-psychology program. After clerking for the Hon. Robert Corcoran, he was in private practice for 17 years, principally in areas of product liability, commercial, and administrative health care law. Although he was licensed as a psychologist, his clinical career ended when he began law school.

Judge Miller is the author of numerous articles on trial practice, mental health law, and juvenile delinquency. He also is the co-editor of a national book series on laws affecting mental health professionals. The series is based on Law and Mental Health Professionals:  Arizona that was co-authored by Judge Miller.

Judge Miller has been active in judicial and attorney ethics. He participated in the revision of the judicial canons of conduct and the ethical rules for attorneys. Judge Miller heard attorney and judicial discipline cases. He also served on various committees pertaining to the Arizona Rules of Evidence.


  • J.D. University of Arizona
  • N.I.M.H. Post-Doctoral Fellowship Florida State University
    1980 - 1981
  • Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • B.S. Michigan State University