KCMBF’s Military Matters is proud to shine the October #ProBonoSpotlight on Bethany Miller of Oswald Rew LLC.
Bethany has been a volunteer attorney for Military Matters since 2018. She initially learned about the program from her husband, Tony Miller, who is also enthusiastic about the program. Bethany explained that military service dates far back in her family, because her ancestors served in the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. She also has many friends who have served in various sectors of the military.
Bethany’s experience with referrals from the program has been positive, she said, and added that “it is so rewarding to work with people who need my help and appreciate my efforts.” Bethany is also empathetic to the reality that many of the clients who are referred in this program have “been through a lot, and have seen a lot, in their lifetime” and while she notes that this can be heartbreaking, she does her best to “help them get their affairs in order.”
Bethany’s decision to become an attorney can be traced back to her childhood. “When I was young, my grandmother was brought into litigation involving her late father’s estate, and the stakes were very high. I remember the effect that it had on my entire family, and I wondered how and why the case ultimately worked out the way that it did. I think that feeling/memory stayed with me all of these years, and so when it came time to choose a career path, the legal field seemed an obvious choice,” she explained.
Bethany has been married 20 years to her husband, Tony, who is also an attorney. They live in Lee’s Summit with their daughter Katie (13) and Natalie (11).
When Bethany is not practicing law or volunteering for those in need, she enjoys gardening, barre, and spin classes. She also loves getting out and exploring with her kids, she said, who are always up for anything! The Miller family loves to travel, and Bethany has a passion for trip planning.
Bethany would encourage other lawyers to join the program, as the clients we serve are so deserving of this help and “they are all heroes” she said.
Thank you, Bethany, for your dedication to KCMBF’s #MilitaryMatters and to giving back!