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Nicholas G. Miller




Nick’s enthusiasm for the practice of law and the profession in general serves him well as Nick led the firm’s strategic efforts for seven years while managing partner and served over a decade on the firm’s Board of Partners. His leadership in this role was critical to the successful acquisition and integration of another, significant 20-attorney law firm.

Nick’s commitment to being a part of a better educated tomorrow continues to have significant impact statewide on communities and students. His expansive legal representation also includes the drafting of school bond legislative reforms, forming general pledge bond systems for Idaho universities, and creating innovative financing to combine municipal systems.

Nick Miller helps students advance their education in expanded, modern school facilities. He’s helped multiple school districts, colleges, and universities throughout the State of Idaho achieve 150 bond issuances: This funding resulted in numerous new school buildings for K-12 students, the expansion of college campuses, and the development of entirely new colleges.

Nick’s dedication to the legal profession and the communities he serves has not gone unnoticed. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel; Best Lawyers in America (since 1995)—Corporate Law, Public Finance Law and Securities, Capital Markets Law, and Lawyer of the Year (2009 & 2013)—Corporate Law; Martindale-Hubbell’s 20-year Award for maintaining an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer Rating, and Chambers & Partners ranked Band I-Corporate/Commercial attorney.

Nick’s extensive community and civic involvement includes current or past commitments with the Idaho Business for Education Council, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Intermountain Venture Forum (Past Chair) and Executive Committee, Boise Valley Economic Partnership (Past Chair), Idaho Shakespeare Festival Board of Trustees (Past President), Idaho Public Television Board of Trustees (Past President), and the Idaho Board of Corrections (Past Board Chairman).


  • University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University, bond counsel
  • Redbuilt LLC (successor to legacy TrusJoist business)
  • J.R. Simplot Company, finance counsel
  • West Ada School District (Meridian-Eagle), bond counsel


Idaho Business Review’s Leaders in Law – Lifetime Achievement Award, 2022

Chambers & Partners, Band 1 Attorney – Corporate/ Commercial Idaho Ranking

Martindale Hubbell 25-year award for maintaining rating as AV-rated lawyer

Idaho Business Review’s ICON Award, 2020

Lex Mundi Institute Advanced Leadership & Management Program, 2019

Best Lawyers in America – “Lawyer of the Year,” Corporate, 2009 and 2013

Best Lawyers in America – Corporate Law, Public Finance Law and Securities, Capital Markets Law, since 1995


Impacts of the Coronavirus on School Bond Issues, Hawley Troxell Blog, April 2020

Commentary on Financing of Public School Buildings, Hawley Troxell Business Blog, October 2017

School Financing and the Supermajority Requirement, Idaho Business Review, 2017

Belmont Stakes-Triple Crown Edition, 2015

Idaho or Delaware? That is the Question, Hawley Troxell Business Blog, July 2012

Hawley Troxell Completes First QSCB Bond Issue in Idaho, 2009

“Venture Community Thrives…” The Idaho Statesman, August 13, 2004


Law School:

Stanford University, J.D., 1976

Stanford Law Review, Senior Article Editor 1975-1976


Stanford University, B.A. with distinction, 1972





National Association of Bond Lawyers

American Bar Association

Lex Mundi Managing Partners Conference 2016-2021

Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, 2015

Boise Metro Chamber’s Intermountain Venture Forum,
Chair 1999-2004

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Board of Trustees 2000-2013, Board President, 2003-2005

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board member and Executive Committee, 2004-2009

Idaho Board of Corrections, Chairman of the Board, 1991-1994

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