Matt Miller


Managing Attorney of the Institute for Justice Texas Office

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Matt Miller serves as managing attorney of the Texas office of the Institute for Justice. He joined the Institute and opened the Texas office in 2008 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases protecting the property rights, economic liberty, free speech and other individual liberties in both federal and state courts.

Matt has litigated to defend the property rights of craft brewers and victims of civil forfeiture; the First Amendment rights of a book author, Dallas small business owners, an Internet veterinarian, and New Orleans tour guides; and the economic liberty rights of orthodontists, computer repair technicians, and food truck owners.

Matt’s cases have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, Dallas Morning News, and other outlets nationwide.

Matt has testified by invitation on numerous occasions before the Texas Legislature and has advocated for bills that would expand the liberty and protect the constitutional rights of Texans. In 2009, he helped lead the effort to reform the Texas Constitution to better strengthen protections for property owners against eminent domain abuse.

Matt is a 1997 graduate of the University of Texas and a 2004 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He also holds a Master’s Degree from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. While at Chicago, he served as Comments Editor for the Chicago Journal of International Law. He is a member of the Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; Fifth Circuit; Eighth Circuit; and Western, Southern, and Northern District of Texas bars.

Before joining IJ, Matt worked as an attorney with a large Dallas law firm.

He lives in Austin with his family.

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  • January 1, 2009    |    Legal and Policy Studies

    They Want to Erase Us Out

    The Faces of Eminent Domain Abuse in Texas

    This report documents how homes, farms and small businesses across Texas have been threatened by eminent domain for private gain.

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