Derek Miller is a seasoned criminal attorney who served thirteen years as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice, before co-founding Lackey & Miller, LLC.
While serving as a Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Miller was assigned to the Cyber and Financial Crimes Unit and the Office of Securities Fraud and Financial Crimes Prosecution, concentrating his investigations and prosecutions on complex financial and white-collar crimes. During Mr. Miller’s tenure, he obtained convictions at trials involving offenses such as corporate misconduct, theft by deception, tax evasion, identity theft, and money laundering. Throughout Mr. Miller’s time as a prosecutor, he managed cases that were investigated by numerous agencies, including the New Jersey State Police, Division of Criminal Justice, Division of Taxation, Motor Vehicle Commission, Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Miller also handled civil forfeiture cases on behalf of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, overseeing the seizure and forfeiture of over $20 million in cases related to racketeering, consumer fraud, elder fraud, and money laundering. Mr. Miller has practiced in sixteen of New Jersey’s twenty-one counties, where he has effectively argued appeals and managed a diverse array of criminal cases. Mr. Miller has provided training to law enforcement and prosecutors in the areas of tax evasion and civil forfeiture, and he has earned recognition for his achievements, including the Attorney General’s Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement and Multi-Agency Investigations. Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney General, Mr. Miller completed an internship at the New Jersey Public Defender’s Office in the Camden County office.
Derek Miller’s extensive legal experience, coupled with his steadfast dedication to upholding justice, positions him as a powerful champion for his clients. He ensures their rights are safeguarded and their voices resonate strongly throughout every step of the legal process.
- Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, 2010, J.D.
- Rutgers University, 2004, B.A.
- New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Camden County Bar Association
Teaching and Instructions
- Asset Forfeiture: Taking the Profit Out of Crime (2014 – 2019)
- Prosecuting Tax Evasion in New Jersey (2018)