PLF Atlantic Center
Background, Practice Areas and Expertise:
Mark Miller is Managing Attorney for PLF’s Atlantic Center in Florida. Consistent with the Atlantic Center’s mandate to pursue the range of constitutional cases that PLF litigates, Mark represents clients in federal and state cases that implicate property rights, environmental law with a focus on wetlands litigation, economic liberty, and other constitutional violations. He is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar, one of approximately 186 attorneys in Florida to have earned that recognition as an expert in appellate practice.
Mark has represented clients before local zoning boards and the Supreme Court of the United States. He served as co-counsel and second chair before the High Court in PLF’s two most recent Supreme Court victories: United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., and Kent Recycling Services v. United States Army Corps of Engineers. Mark also serves PLF as its Program for Judicial Awareness (PJA) Director; in this role, Mark manages PLF’s annual law school writing competition and leads PLF in its effort to facilitate the publication of articles in major American law reviews that support and advance a proper understanding of the primacy of the U.S. Constitution in the American marketplace of ideas.
Education, Honors and Bar Membership:
After graduating with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law, Mark elbow clerked for U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr., in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida, and Judge Emerson R. Thompson, Jr., of Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal. The Stetson Law Review and the Florida Bar Journal both have published his works. Martindale-Hubbell has rated him an AV® Preeminent™ attorney, the highest ranking Martindale-Hubbell offers, and one that reflects the opinion of other members of the Florida Bar about Mark’s ethical standards and legal ability.
Super Lawyers has named him a Florida Super Lawyer for 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. He is President of the Martin County Bar Association, founded and chaired the Martin County Catholic Lawyers’ Guild for several years, and serves as a member of the board of directors for a number of organizations, including Florida Rural Legal Services and the Legal Aid Society of the Martin County Bar Association.
The James Madison Institute has named him a senior fellow. The Federalist Society considers him an approved speaker for Fed Soc chapters throughout the country. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the New Jersey Bar, the Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits, the District Courts of New Jersey, the Middle and Southern District's of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.
- Where are the Consequences for this Government-made Disaster?, STUART (FL) NEWS, July 28, 2016;
- Feds’ Excuses Fall Short, STUART (FL) NEWS, May 26, 2016;
- Martin County Commission Refused to Follow the Law, Judge Suggests, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS, May 2, 2016;
- A Battle Over Wetlands and Bureaucratic Overreach is Brewing at the Supreme Court, THE BLAZE, Feb. 8, 2016;
- Governor Scott Frees the Growler, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS, May 13, 2015;
- PLF Notches Another Win for Property Rights, SUNSHINE STATE NEWS, March 18, 2015 (op-ed on Flash Beach Grille v. Martin County win);
- Court Rejects Fishy Charges, SAN FRANCISCO DAILY JOURNAL, Feb. 26, 2015 at 1 (op-ed on Yates v. U.S. Supreme Court decision)
- Benefits of School Choice Extend Far Beyond Disadvantaged Students, NEWARK (NJ) STAR-LEDGER, Jan. 28, 2015 (co-authored with Joshua Thompson);
- The Need to Regulate What Constitutes a Federal Regulation, FORBES ONLINE, Dec. 12, 2014 (co-authored with Todd Gaziano)
- Florida Growler Ban Fails Constitutional Sobriety Test, ORLANDO SENTINEL, Nov. 16, 2014 (co-authored with Christina Martin)
- Secret Rule Threatens Livelihood of Martin County Business Owners, STUART (FL) NEWS, Sept. 13, 2014 (co-authored with Christina Martin)
Some of Mark's Favorite PLF Liberty Blog blogposts
- Top ten ways A Christmas Story would be different today, Dec. 25, 2014;
- PLF swings with Sinatra, baby, Dec. 12, 2015;
- NJ Supreme Court on arbitration: tougher than the rest, April 9, 2015;
- Teaching the Constitution to middle schoolers today, Sept. 17, 2015;
- Returning to the University of Florida College of Law, Sept. 25, 2015;