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Marilyn G. Miller

Marilyn G. Miller

Dripping Springs, Texas

I am a solo practitioner, maintaining offices in Austin and Dripping Springs, Texas. I have chosen to keep the size of my office small, so that my clients get the personal attention they need and deserve. But small size doesn't mean a lack of experience or training.

I received my law degree from the University of Kansas in 1981. After graduation I clerked for a judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of Missouri. I then went on to get an LLM (a more specialized law degree) in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1983.

My family and I moved to Texas in 1988 and settled in Dripping Springs, a comfortable 23 miles from downtown Austin. This is where I now keep my main office, closer to home and farther from the traffic of the big city.

Because of my experience and training, I have come to specialize in asset preservation. This not only includes Bankruptcy counseling, but public benefits counseling for older adults, life and estate planning for individuals of all ages.

Professional memberships include the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). I am a director, founding member and current president (2002) of the Texas Chapter of NAELA. The Board of Legal Specialization of the Texas State Bar has certified me as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy. I am recognized as a Certified Elderlaw Attorney by the National Elderlaw Foundation. (To see more about Elder Law in general, please go to

I am licensed to practice in Texas and Missouri, admitted to practice in all federal District Courts in Texas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Tax Court. I am also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an organization that recognized those of us who attend at least 30 hours of continuing education per year.

Giving something back to the community is important to me. I am currently a member of the Metropolitan Board of Directors of the YMCA of Austin, where I have served as Chair of the Southwest Branch Committee of Managers from 1992-1994; the Board of Directors of the United Way of Hays County, and the Board of Directors of Helping Hands, a food and financial resource center for those in need in Dripping Springs. I am also President of Hill Country Cottages, Inc., a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing for the elderly in Dripping Springs.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning / Wills and Trusts
  • Bankruptcy
  • Guardianship

Litigation Percentage

  • 2% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Consumer Bankruptcy, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Elder Law, National Elder Law Foundation as Recognized by TBLS

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1988
  • Missouri, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • LL.M. - 1983
    • Honors: Arthur MAG Graduate Fellowship in Law 1982
    • Honors: The Arthur MAG Graduate Fellowship in Law is awarded to an Outstanding Student which School of Law’s LLM Program
    • Major: Taxation
  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.S. - 1977
    • Major: Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Texas Chapter of NAELA
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • DS Educational Foundation
  • YMCA of Austin
  • United Way of Hays County
  • Helping Hands Hill Country Cottages

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Metropolitan Board of Directors of the YMCA of Austin
  • Board of Directors, United Way of Hays County


  • Spanish

Marilyn G. Miller, Attorney at Law
Westview Building
1220 Hwy 290 W
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone: 512-894-0319
Fax: 512-894-4010
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