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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Eric S. Miller Sworn In As U.S. Attorney

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announces that Eric S. Miller was sworn in as United States Attorney on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss.

Miller has worked since 1999 in the Burlington office of the law firm of Sheehey Furlong & Behm PC, serving as partner since 2002. He has litigated a range of complex issues in federal civil and criminal cases, including trials and appeals. As an appointee to the Criminal Justice Act panel of the United States District Court, Miller has also represented indigent defendants in serious felony cases involving narcotics, weapons, and immigration-related charges. Miller clerked for the Honorable Fred Parker on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Burlington and is a graduate of Yale Law School and Duke University.

During the ceremony, Governor Peter Shumlin remarked on Miller as an extraordinary attorney. Senator Patrick Leahy noted the number of phone calls he had received in support of Miller’s nomination.

Following the ceremony, Miller stated, “the United States Attorney's Office plays a crucial role in keeping our communities safe and protecting the rights of all Vermonters. I am honored to be asked to lead the office and humbled by the responsibilities of the position. My predecessors, Tris Coffin and Geni Cowles, have set a high bar, and I look forward to serving with the team they have built."

Updated July 27, 2015