Amber S. Miller

Partner

  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Phone: 806-762-5281
  • Fax: 806-762-3510
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Attorney Profile

Amber S. Miller is a partner with Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP.  Miller helps clients with agricultural and business law matters, specializing in  property rights and real estate,  entity formation and corporate law, contract drafting and negotiations, while also assisting clients with federal regulatory compliance and administrative law matters and commercial litigation.

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 sixteen 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 Past President of the American Agricultural Law Association.. 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.  Outside of the office, Amber and her husband, Jarrod, are active members of the Lubbock community and First United Methodist Church, proud alumni and supporters of Texas Tech University, and enjoy raising their two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Agricultural Law
  • Property Rights and Real Estate Business and Commercial Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Administrative Law

Education

  • Drake University School of Law – J.D.
  • Colorado State University – M.S.
  • Texas Tech University – B.S

Court Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas

Professional Memberships

  • American Agricultural Law Association
    • Past President
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association

Community Involvement/Activities

  • First United Methodist Church – Lubbock
  • Jr. League of Lubbock Sustaining Member
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae
  • Ranching Heritage Association Board and Executive Committee

Honors/Awards/Distinctions

  • 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/Podcast Presentations

Seminars:

  • Legal Issues Facing Cattlemen, Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association Virtual Convention, September 2020
  • Business Organization Law Basics, Visiting Lecturer: West Texas A&M University, September 2020
  • Contracts and Covid-19: Lessons Learned, Texas A&M Law Review Symposium — Containing COVID Catastrophes: Addressing the Effects of COVID-19 on the Agricultural Industry, September 2020
  • Owning Your Piece of Texas: Key Laws Texas Landowners Should Know, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Workshop, with Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Amarillo, TX – March 2020
  • Legal Considerations with Herbicide Drift, High Plains Area Crop Consultants Workshop, Lubbock, TX – March 2020
  • Property Law Basics, Visiting Lecturer: Texas Tech University, October 2019
  • Estate Planning Basics and More for Landowners, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Virtual Workshop, August 2019
  • Ag Law for Non-Ag Lawyers, Lubbock Area Bar Association, Lubbock, Texas – August 2019
  • Texas Condemnation Law: A Landowner’s Playbook, State Bar of Texas 13th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course, Lubbock, Texas – May 2019
  • Top Laws Texas Landowners Need to Know, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Workshop, Lubbock, TX – May 2019
  • Hot Button Ag Law Issues, Hale/Swisher County Crops Conference, Plainview, TX – January 2019
  • Current Legal Issues Impacting Rural Communities, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Workshop for County Commissioners, Lubbock, TX – October 2018
  • Business Entity Selection for Ag Operations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service: Farm and Ranch Estate Planning Workshop, Lubbock, TX – October 2017
  • Wind Energy: Legal Considerations for Texas Landowners, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers – Fall Meeting, Lubbock, TX – October 2017
  • The Future of the Farm Bill: Policy, Programs and Prognosis, Keynote Address, Texas A&M Law School Law Review Symposium, Ft. Worth, TX – October 2017
  • 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

Publications:

  • Jennifer Zwagerman, Amber S. Miller, Kate Dudding, Coronavirus and Contracts: What Did We Agree To?, prepared for educational purposes, see Drake University Agricultural Law Center, available at http://aglawcenter.wp.drake.edu, April 2020.
  • Miller, Amber; Donley, Dennis; Hamilton, Brent, Texas Condemnation Law: A Landowner’s Playbook, prepared for 2019 State Bar of Texas 13th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course, May 23-24, 2019, Lubbock, TX.
  • 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 https://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).

Podcast Presentations:

  • Episode #53 – Advice for Potential Law Students
  • Episode #38 – Advice for Potential Law Students
  • Episode #5 – Amber Miller (Business Entity Considerations for Farms & Ranches)