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The Honorable Franz E. Miller

Orange County Superior Court, Department L65 (website)

Court Info

Orange County Superior Court, Department L65 (website)

Clerk phone: +1 (657) 622–5565

Biography

The Hon. Franz E. Miller is a judge for the Superior Court of Orange County in California. He was appointed by former governor Gray Davis in October 2002, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Richard L. Weatherspoon.

Miller received both his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Miller began his legal career by serving as a deputy public defender for the Office of the Public Defender of Orange County between 1976 and 1983. He then left to work in his own private practice until 1989, when he became a senior staff attorney at the Court of Appeal in Orange County until his appointment to the Superior Court of Orange County.

Miller has also worked as an adjunct professor of Law at Whittier Law School, Chapman University School of Law, and Western State University, College of Law. He has taught courses about administrative law, criminal law, law orientation, legal writing, professional responsibility, as well as writ and appellate practice.

Miller has served as a Planning Commissioner and a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for the City of Yorba Linda. He has also sat on the Board of Directors for the Mozart Classical Orchestra.

Miller was born in Long Beach, California. He is married and has four children.

Education

J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles (1974)

B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (1971)

Career

Senior Staff Attorney at Court of Appeal in Orange County, California (1989 to 2002)

Attorney at Private Practice (1983 to 1989)

Deputy Public Defender at Office of the Public Defender in Orange County, California (1976 to 1983)

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