International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that William
J. Miller, a partner in the Firm's Des Moines office, has been named one
of Business Record's 2014 Forty Under 40.
Dorsey & Whitney congratulates Partner William J. Miller on being named to Forty Under 40. (Photo: Dorsey & Whitney LLP)
Mr. Miller is a partner in the Trial group with a dynamic practice
involving complex business litigation, employment, products liability,
and personal injury defense for clients in fields including healthcare,
government, financial services, and transportation. Mr. Miller handles
matters through all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal,
and values the opportunity to work with clients throughout Iowa and
elsewhere in assessing and serving their legal needs to achieve optimal
In addition to Mr. Miller's active litigation work, he also serves as
the Pro Bono Coordinator for Dorsey's Des Moines office and continually
represents one or more clients on a pro bono basis. He has also served
as the coordinator and participant for the firm's volunteer involvement
in the Iowa State Fair's Trial by Jury program, which is a mock trial
presented every evening of the Fair.
Mr. Miller currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors (the
highest governing body) of the Polk County Bar Association (PCBA). He
was elected Treasurer of the group in 2013 and will continue in
successive leadership roles culminating in 2016, when he will be the
organization's presumptive President.
In 2012, he was appointed by the Chief Justice of Iowa to the Iowa
Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure and he
was reappointed to the Committee in fall 2013. These appointments follow
two, three-year terms on the Iowa Supreme Court's Continuing Legal
Education Commission, which is charged with overseeing the state's CLE
program for attorneys.
Mr. Miller is a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) of the
American Judicature Society (AJS). He is also a member of AJS's Amicus
Committee, which is charged with analyzing and screening amicus brief
submissions sought from or made by AJS in the Supreme Court of the
United States and other appellate courts.
An active participant in community activities outside of the legal
profession, Mr. Miller is a member of the Board of Directors (since
2009) of Amanda the Panda, a past President of the Beaverdale
Neighborhood Association (from 2003-2009), and a 2008 graduate of the
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.
"Bill is a prime example of what a Forty Under 40 lawyer embodies,"
noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. "He is
extraordinarily talented, compassionate and committed to Dorsey's core
values. We are extremely proud of his achievements and of this
Each year, the Business Record asks past award winners to choose
40 leaders younger than 40 who already have accomplished much in their
professional lives while giving back to the community. Together, they
join 560 past Business Record Forty Under 40 honorees to bring
the total number of honorees to 600 since the Business Record
began the awards in 2000.
Each of the honorees will be profiled in the March 7 edition of the Business
Record and be recognized at an event on March 11.
About Dorsey & Whitney LLPClients have relied on Dorsey
since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the
United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey
provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients' legal and
business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world's most
successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders
in the financial services, life sciences, technology, agribusiness and
energy sectors, as well as major non-profit and government entities.
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