Andrew J. Miller
Andrew J. (“A.J.”) Miller is an associate attorney at Odegaard
Braukmann Law, PLLC. Although born in Merrillville, Indiana, in 1985,
A.J.'s family loaded up a U-Haul and relocated to Montana to be near
his father's side of the family in 1988. They have remained in the
state ever since, and A.J. therefore doesn't hesitate to label himself
as a tried and true Montanan.
The oldest of four children, A.J. attended the Billings Catholic School
system for his entire primary and secondary education and graduated with
honors from Billings Central Catholic High School in 2003. After high
school, he took the quick 350-mile jaunt down I-90 West to Missoula, Montana,
and proudly attended the University of Montana for his undergraduate education,
where he studied English Literature and Creative Writing and also worked
for three years as an employee of UM's Residence Life Office.
A.J. graduated with honors in 2007 following four surprisingly fast years
of studying, exams, late-night term papers, and Griz football Saturdays.
With law school at the forefront of his mind, A.J. took a brief hiatus
from education after undergrad and spent his weeks at an internship at
a Bozeman law firm, where he was exposed to the tip of the iceberg that
is the legal profession, and his weekends playing bass guitar in various
venues in Montana and the Northwestern United States with his band, The Clintons.
By 2009, A.J. was more than ready to get back in the saddle, so he returned
to Missoula and began his legal education at the University of Montana
School of Law that fall. During law school, he represented University
of Montana students in a variety of civil and criminal matters as a legal
intern for ASUM Legal Services, participated in the National Moot Court
competition, and was selected to be a national member of the Order of
the Barristers for Appellate Advocacy at the end of his third year.
He graduated from law school in 2012. Upon successful completion of the
Montana bar exam, A.J. moved back to Billings and was a law clerk for
the Honorable Judge Gregory Todd of the Thirteenth Judicial District,
Yellowstone County. A.J. remained in Billings after his clerkship and
worked as an attorney at the Brown Law Firm, P.C., where he gained valuable
experience and insight in the fields of insurance coverage and civil defense
litigation. In early 2015, he joined Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC, and
completely shifted the scope of his practice to representing injured people
in various personal injury and workers' compensation matters.
A.J. is licensed to practice in Montana state and federal courts and holds
memberships in the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, American Bar Association,
American Association for Justice, and Montana Trial Lawyers Association.
In the community, A.J. serves as a member of the Billings Catholic School
Board. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his big fat Greek
family; dusting off the old bass guitar for the occasional Clintons performance;
attending Griz games; geeking out on any and all sci-fi; and having his
patience tested year-in and year-out by the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls,
and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.