Marie-Bernarde Miller, Chair for Central Arkansas Water Board of Commissioners, is Of Counsel with Williams & Anderson PLC, of Little Rock. Her professional background includes an extensive career in corporate and employment law, as well as commercial litigation and appellate advocacy.
She serves as Legal Counsel to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission. Commissioner Miller has been a licensed attorney for almost 30 years and is distinguished with rankings by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers for her skills and leadership in commercial litigation and general business law. She has been a shareholder with Gill Elrod Ragon Owen & Sherman, P.A.; Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General of Arkansas; Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Sixth Judicial District of Arkansas; and an attorney with the John W. Walker, P.A., law firm. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western districts of Arkansas. Commissioner Miller is a member of the American, Arkansas, and Pulaski County bar associations, as well as the Judge Henry Woods Inn of Court and the Saint Thomas More Society. She was recognized as a leading commercial litigator and business lawyer by Chambers USA and Chambers and Partners in 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007; Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, in 2008; and Mid-South Super Lawyers in 2007.
Commissioner Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Maryville College in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Kansas School of Law at Lawrence.
She is currently serving as President of the Board of Governors for the University of Kansas Law School, has served on the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Bar Association, and served as Special Counsel to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission and the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct. She has taught American History, American Government, and Religious Studies at her alma mater, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock, and is a board member for the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. Commissioner Miller is a Little Rock representative on the CAW Board.