KCMBF’s Military Matters is proud to shine the October #ProBonoSpotlight on Tony R. Miller, an attorney with Troppito Miller Griffin, LLC .
Tony has volunteered his time and experience to assist veterans through the Military Matters program, often helping veterans who are dealing with multiple issues compounded into what they feel is an insurmountable roadblock. Tony finds satisfaction in helping veterans within his field of expertise, and using his experience as a lawyer to help break down the situation into digestible pieces for the veteran. What seems daunting at first can be solved by taking a series of steps to help a veteran get a driver’s license reinstated, have warrants addressed, find employment, and turn things around. Tony says, “Just one legal issue addressed can really tip the iceberg to turn things around for a veteran.”
Tony had two uncles who were lawyers, who first impressed him with their successes but later with their ability to make a difference in people’s lives. Tony studied Political Science and played football at Baker University for his undergraduate degree and later attended UMKC School of Law. He clerked and worked at several firms after graduating in 2001, and in 2007 took the plunge with Chris Troppito to open their own law firm. He has been involved with Military Matters for several years, and as someone with close friends who currently serve in the military, he says he is happy to do his part as they make sacrifices every day for us. Framed in his office is his grandfather’s Honorable Discharge paperwork, received by his grandfather after serving in the Pacific during World War II as a tail gunner.
Outside of Military Matters, Tony is still very involved in the community along with his wife, Bethany Miller who practices estate planning in Lee’s Summit. Tony sits as a legislator in Jackson County and uses his training as a lawyer to help the county unpack issues of public policy. Each year, Tony and Bethany seek to support community events and activities, such as co-chairing the annual carnival for CASA. He has two very active daughters, 9 and 11 years old, along with two rescue dogs and two rescue cats. Tony has taken up bicycling during the quarantine, as his ability to enjoy live music and travel were stalled due to the pandemic. And with his daughters’ summer activities postponed, he allowed them at one point to shave his head for a new “Corona Cut” style!
Thank you, Tony, for your dedication to KCMBF’s #MilitaryMatters!
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