Judge Roger A. Miller will seek re-election to a second eight-year term as General Sessions Court Judge, Division II, in Oak Ridge.
Miller was elected to be one of the two general sessions judges in Anderson County in 2014 after practicing law for 16 years in Clinton, a press release said.
A lifetime resident of Anderson County, Miller graduated from Clinton High School in 1980. Prior to practicing law, he served as an EMS paramedic for 13 years with the Anderson County Ambulance Service and Methodist Medical Center. Miller was the first full-time paramedic employed in the Methodist Medical Center Emergency Room in the mid-1990s, the press release said.
Miller obtained an associate degree in applied science from Roane State Community College before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences. He obtained his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1998, the press release said.
He has served as General Sessions Court judge since 2014, working as an advocate to continue providing the citizens of Anderson County convenient access to the legal justice system, the press release said.
“It’s an honor to serve as general sessions judge in Division II,” Miller said in the press release. “This court serves Oak Ridge and surrounding areas and has saved tens of thousands of dollars annually both in reduced costs for local law enforcement and for hundreds of citizens who are victims or witnesses of crime. The Division II Court has heard over 8,000 civil cases and more than 20,000 criminal cases since I took the bench seven years ago.”
Miller said he learned from his parents and grandparents the importance of giving back to the community. “This played a large role in my becoming a paramedic and later a judge,” he said.
Miller lives in Andersonville, and he has a 16-year-old son who attends Clinton High School.