Judge Beau Miller is running for re-election to make sure everyone has fair access to the courts and a fair shake when they get there.
Judge Miller ran 3 years ago with the knowledge that if judges don’t do their jobs effectively every day, the wheels of justice grind to a halt – and grind down hard on working people with limited resources who are just trying to get their day in court.
Beau has worked hard since being elected in 2018 to keep his promise of ensuring equal justice under the law, as well as adjusting to the new realities presented by the pandemic. Beau was the first judge to preside over a virtual bench trial as well as an in-person jury trial in Harris County during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beau was an accomplished attorney with deep experience in complex litigation and a track record of promoting diversity in the legal profession. He is the founder of a non-profit organization that is fighting to end the stigma of HIV in our local communities. He is a former college band geek who has stayed involved with his alma mater to keep pushing for music and arts education.
And Beau is a thoughtful leader who has won fights to protect vulnerable children from abuse in civil rights cases against Texas school districts. When every other institution has failed us, Beau knows the courts should always be the one place that delivers justice.
That’s the kind of legal expertise, real world experience and rock-solid values we need in our judiciary and especially on the 190th Civil District Court.
Beau grew up as a military brat as his parents, a career fighter pilot for the Navy and a Navy housewife, moved their family from place to place in service of their country. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1995 and the University of Texas School of Law in 2001 – where he was elected permanent class president by his peers. After clerking for U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa for two years, Beau worked in Houston as an associate attorney at Bean & Bean LLP and as of counsel at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP. He also worked at the Houston law firm of Spagnoletti & Co.
Among his numerous volunteer activities, Beau previously served on the State Bar of Texas Minority Counsel Program Steering Committee and founded LIVE Consortium, a Houston-based nonprofit that educates Houstonians about, and works to overcome, the stigmas associated with HIV-AIDS. Beau is now Co-Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s LGBTQ + Committee. Beau is married to Patrick Summers, Artistic Director of the Houston Grand Opera. They live in the Museum District in Houston.