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George Miller ’08 A Proud TJSL Graduate

April 30, 2015

“You are in a unique position to decide how to spend the next 30-40+ years of your life,” said George Miller ’08 when asked what he would say to current TJSL students. “There are many things you can do with your degree — do what makes sense for you.”

Miller, who graduated summa cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2008, says choosing TJSL was a fairly easy decision for him, “I visited the three law schools in San Diego and other schools in Southern California as well as around the country. Ultimately, I chose Thomas Jefferson because of its amazing faculty and staff. I attribute my success largely to the school’s excellent professors.”

While interning for a brokerage firm in college at the University of Texas, Miller says that is where he become interested in his area of law. “I liked securities and investments but was not interested in the sales side of the industry. So becoming a securities lawyer was the next best thing. I truly lucked out in joining Shustak & Partners, P.C., as there are few securities litigation firms in San Diego. The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Career Services Office played a critical role in helping me get to where I am today, as I was first introduced to my firm through an on campus interview event.”

At Shustak & Partners, Miller’s practice focuses primarily on securities arbitrations, business and corporate litigation, judgment enforcement proceedings, and employment, bonus, contractual, and real property disputes. “Many of our cases are complex, multi-million dollar disputes. Our clients often come to us in crisis, facing problems that could destroy their business or life savings. There is nothing more rewarding than winning the battle and helping our clients move on with their lives.”

Part of Miller’s daily philosophy stems from this quote from former University of Texas Coach Darrell Royal, “I try not to make the same mistakes today that I made yesterday.” Miller says, “There’s a reason it’s called the practice of law. Learn from your mistakes, give it all you got and you’ll be fine.”