Amber S. Miller is a partner with Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP, specializing in agricultural law, business and commercial law and litigation, civil litigation, administrative law, and water law. Miller brings her experience in private practice, agricultural policy, and government service to the firm. Prior to joining CD&M, Miller’s private practice experience includes working at Brady & Hamilton, LLP in Lubbock, Texas as well as Thompson & Knight, LLP in Houston, Texas. Amber has consistently worked with agricultural policy in both private practice and in government service, with her government service work including serving as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Policy Advisor for South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds. Amber has been licensed to practice law in the state of Texas for over ten years, after receiving her J.D., with high honors, from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, in 2005. Amber also holds a M.S. in Animal Science, Meat Science emphasis from Colorado State University, and a B.S., magna cum laude, in Animal Science from Texas Tech University. Amber is an active member of the American Agricultural Law Association, previously serving a 3 year term on the Board of Directors, and was recently elected to serve as its President-Elect in 2017-18. Amber is also a frequent presenter and serves on the planning committee for the annual Texas State Bar John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course at Texas Tech University. A native of Abilene, Texas, Miller is committed to serving the legal needs of farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses in West Texas and the South Plains.
Areas of Practice
- Agricultural Law
- Business and Commercial Law
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Civil Litigation
- Administrative Law
- Water Law
- Drake University School of Law – J.D.
- Colorado State University – M.S.
- Texas Tech University – B.S.
- State of Texas
- Fifth Circuit
- Northern District of Texas
- Southern District of Texas
- Western District of Texas
- Eastern District of Texas
- American Agricultural Law Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Lubbock Area Bar Association
- Lubbock Women Lawyers Association
- Texas Association of Defense Counsel
- First United Methodist Church – Lubbock
- Jr. League of Lubbock
- Lubbock Jr. Women’s Club
- Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae
- Texas Tech University – College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources – Dean’s Advisory Counsel
- Ranching Heritage Association Board Member
- Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (“TALL”) Program, Class XII, 2010-2012
- Lubbock Chamber of Commerce – Young Professionals of Greater Lubbock – 2014 “Twenty Under Forty” Recipient
Representative Cases/Published works/Seminars/Presentations
- Estate Planning Techniques for your Farm Operation, Swisher County Ag Day – Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Tulia, TX – December 2016
- Conflicts: Dealing with Multi-Party Issues, American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference and CLE Oklahoma City, OK – October 2016
- Handling Ag Related Legal Issues, 2016 West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference, Lubbock, Texas – September 2016
- Conflicts: Dealing with Multi-Party Issues, State Bar of Texas 10th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course, Lubbock, Texas – May 2016
- OSHA and TDA: Insights into Two Government Agencies with Kelley Green, Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association and Dan Hunter, Texas Department of Agriculture Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) – Joint Co-op Meeting Galveston, Texas – March 2015
- Texas Exempt Wells: Where Does Fracking Fit? with Tiffany Dowell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Texas Water 2014 Dallas, Texas – April 2014
- Grain Indemnity Fund: Background on the Formation of the Texas Grain Producers Indemnity Board and the Future of the Program State Bar of Texas 7th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course Lubbock, Texas – May 2013
- Property Rights at the Ranch Level Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association School for Successful Ranching Fort Worth, Texas – March 2013
- Home Based Business Legal Issues Agricultural Law Women in Blue Jeans Annual Conference Mitchell, South Dakota – January 2009
- South Dakota AgriTourism – General Farm Liability South Dakota AgriTourism Conference Mitchell, South Dakota — July 2008
- General Liability on the Farm 2008 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – March 2008
- James M. Decker and Amber S. Miller, Should You Incorporate Your Ranch Or Not?, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s School for Successful Ranching, March 31, 2016
- Miller, Amber, Lien Protections for Ag Chemical and Seed Providers – Part 1, Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP Ag Law Corner, available at http://www.cdmlaw.com/lien-protections-for-ag-chemical-and-seed-providers/, March 2016
- Miller, Amber; Waggoner, David, Conflicts: Dealing With Multi-Party Issues, prepared for 2016 American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference and CLE, October 7-8, 2016, Lubbock, TX.
- Miller, Amber; Waggoner, David, Conflicts: Dealing With Multi-Party Issues, prepared for 2016 State Bar of Texas 10th Annual John Huffacker Agricultural Law Court, May 26-27, 2016, Lubbock, TX.
- Tiffany Dowell and Amber Miller, Texas Exempt Wells: Where Does Fracking Fit?, 55.2 Nat’l Resources J. 239 (2015).
- Miller, Amber; Waggoner, David, Grain Indemnity Fund: Background on the Formation of the Texas Grain Producers Indemnity Board and the Future of the Program, prepared for 2013 State Bar of Texas 7th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course, May 23-24, 2013, Lubbock, TX
- Brady, Zach; Brady, Amber; Issues out of CREZ, prepared for 2011 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar, August 25-26, 2011, Austin, TX.
- Amber S. Brady, Case Law Update—Post-Bates and Rapanos Cases, Dormant Commerce Clause Invalidates Nebraska Statute, USDA’s Temporary Injunction Lifted, Agricultural Management Committee Newsletter, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Vol. 11., No. 1, April 2007, p. 19.
- Amber S. Brady, Property Designated for Agricultural Use and Home Equity Loans, Agricultural Law Update, Vol. 23, No. 11, November 2006, p. 1.
- Amber S. Brady, Post-Smithfield and Hazeltine: An Evaluation of the Capper-Volsted Act as an Alternate Means of Marketing Power for Producers, 10 Drake J. Agric. L. 331 (2005).
- Episode #5 – Amber Miller (Business Entity Considerations for Farms & Ranches)