Brendan M. Miller
Brendan M. Miller
Brendan is a litigation and appellate lawyer in the areas of criminal, regulatory, public, constitutional, administrative, civil, and international law.
Brendan’s criminal and regulatory practice involves asserting his clients' civil rights under the constitution and other civil and human rights laws. He has acted as defence counsel on complex criminal and regulatory matters, including homicides, commercial offences (allegations of fraud and securities charges), commercial transportation offences, environmental offences, as well as Occupation Health and Safety charges where serious injury or death has occurred.
Brendan’s constitutional law practice includes First Nations litigation, and he invokes the constitution to defend private party rights against government activity and unconstitutional legislation. He is currently earning his Master of Constitutional Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
He has acted as counsel before all levels of Court in Alberta including the Provincial Court, Court of Queen's Bench, and Court of Appeal. He has also acted as counsel before the Superior Court of the Yukon Territory, Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, and the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Brendan has conducted matters before administrative tribunals including the Chartered Accountants of Alberta Disciplinary Tribunal, Alberta College of Social Work Disciplinary Tribunal, Parole Board of Canada Appeal Division, Municipal Councils, Service Canada Board of Referees (Employment Insurance charges), Transportation and Safety Board of Alberta (driving suspensions and National Safety Code), and the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council. He also accepts cases for the appeal and judicial review of decisions made by administrative and government bodies.
Since 2009 Brendan has been a guest lecturer at Mount Royal University in constitutional rights. He has also been an instructor in the Trial Advocacy Course at the University of Calgary Law School since 2015.
Education and Professional Development
Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies, Royal Roads University
Juris Doctor, Bond University
Master of Constitutional Law, Osgoode Hall (Candidate)
Areas of practice
First Nations Law
Regulatory, Criminal & Public Law