Tanya Miller ’92


“I’ve been in battles in court rooms from New York City to Atlanta, both prosecuting those who the public needed protection from as well as defending those who deserved freedom. I am an advocate. My confidence, commitment to excellence, strength of my voice and even my passion for justice was nurtured and empowered in the classrooms of Heights. I am because of the time, relationships and experiences I had at Heights. It is where I first realized my voice mattered.”

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker

As a lawyer in private practice, Tanya continues to be a passionate advocate for each and every one of her clients, standing strong to give voice to the injured, the wrongfully accused, and those vulnerable to the vagaries of the criminal justice system. Tanya has a soft spot for children, victims and underdogs, and she is relentless in her determination to set things right.

Tanya’s path to success is impressive. After earning her degrees from CWRU, Tanya worked as associate at the nationally prominent law firm of Jones Day in Cleveland. Afterwards, she served as a federal judicial law clerk to U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., in the Northern District of Ohio. When her clerkship ended, Tanya was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Tanya’s subsequent prestigious appointment as Chief Senior District Attorney for the Fulton County District’s Attorney’s Office in Atlanta was a result of her years of experience tackling complex criminal matters. As a homicide prosecutor, Tanya remained undefeated at trial. Her exemplary track record was solidified by her reputation as a meticulous, passionate, and fair prosecutor in and out of the courtroom.

Tanya remains a sought-after media source and expert legal commentator and has regularly appeared on local and national news television networks as an expert in criminal law and investigations. She is a source for legal commentary for preeminent national news networks such as Court TV, CNN, Fox News, and HLN. Tanya is also a regularly featured legal analyst for TV One’s hit shows ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction, For My Man and Justice By Any Means, and the Oxygen Network’s popular series Snapped and Killer Couples. Ms. Miller is expected to join the cast of a new crime show premiering the fall of 2020 on ID Network and featuring high profile homicide cases in Atlanta.


BA, Sociology and Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University
JD, School of Law, Case Western Reserve University

Current Occupation


  • Appointed Notes Editor for the CWRU Law Review
  • Named the Owen L. Heggs Scholar at CWRU
  • Recipient of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award, CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the John Wagg Kellogg Prize
  • Served as Executive Director of the National Black Law Students Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association and Georgia State Bar