Matt MillerGoldwater Institute
Matt Miller is an attorney with the Goldwater Institute in Arizona. He previously served as executive director of the Institute for Justice’s Texas Chapter, where he fought to secure property rights, economic liberty, freedom of speech and school choice.<br /> <br /> After earning his law degree from the University of Chicago, Matt — a lifelong Texan — worked in Dallas as a land use attorney at a large national law firm. There, Matt represented Texans who were seeking to secure their property rights against cities, counties and state agencies. Matt grew up in Fort Worth and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Master of Arts degree from St. John's College in Santa Fe, N.M. While in New Mexico, he worked for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee and, later, with local communities and Native American tribes on development issues.<br /> <br /> Matt represents individuals and small business owners in Texas state and federal courts. He has represented Texas property owners in a range of property rights disputes, including eminent domain, annexation, zoning, special districts and citizen referendums. He has worked on cases before the Texas Supreme Court, and has represented amici before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court.<br /> <br /> The Texas Chapter’s work has been featured in dozens of newspapers and web publications, in addition to numerous blogs. Matt’s cases have been featured on The Atlantic Monthly’s blog, CNN Money, Instapundit, Reason Hit & Run, AOL News, and newspapers, television and radio stations, and blogs across Texas. He is a contributor to BigGovernment.com. He has testified by invitation before the Texas House Committee on Government Reform and the Texas House Agriculture and Livestock Committee. While in Dallas, Matt served as Vice President of the Dallas Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin Department of Philosophy.<br /> <br /> Matt lives in Austin with his wife and daughter.