Attorney Christina J. Miller joined the Sachs and Hess, P.C. law firm in 2018. Attorney Miller has been a devoted member of the Indiana legal community since October of 1988. In her 35 years of practice, Attorney Miller has served in many capacities, including her judicial appointment as Magistrate of the Lake Circuit Court beginning in 1995. Initially she served on the Family Court bench, hearing various family law matters including dissolution of marriage, custody, child support, interstate child support, interstate paternity, and adoptions. After nearly ten (10) years of service on the Family Court bench, Attorney Miller then transferred to the civil bench where she presided over a general civil docket including jury trials, real estate tax cases, breach of contracts, foreclosures, mental health detentions and she also enjoyed serving as Judicial Settlement Officer for the Court, settling nearly all cases brought to her in that capacity. After 12 years of service, in the Spring of 2007, Attorney Miller left the bench to take a position as a partner with a local law firm and went on to conduct several hundred mediations with a highly successful settlement rate. Attorney Miller has also enjoyed serving her clients in private practice in the field of dissolution of marriage, custody, child support, adoption, corporate dissolution, personal injury and general civil litigation matters. On January 1, 2018, Attorney Miller joined Sachs & Hess, P.C., in 2022 Attorney Miller became the owner and managing partner of the firm, and remains committed to providing the best in legal services to her clients.
Attorney Miller has demonstrated her commitment to giving back to the legal community and her local community in many ways. She served on the Continuing Legal Education Commission for the State of Indiana for 10 years from 2010 through 2019. The Continuing Legal Education Commission is an Indiana Supreme Court agency which oversees the continuing legal education of attorneys, mediators and the judiciary for the State of Indiana. Attorney Miller has also served the legal community as an adjunct professor for approximately ten (10) years at the Valparaiso University School of Law. She has undertaken to teach numerous continuing legal education seminars and classes for attorneys, mediators and the judiciary. She has served as Vice Chair of the Family Law Section for the American Bar Association. While still a member of the Indiana judiciary, Attorney Miller served on the Board of Managers for the Indiana Judicial Conference and as District Director for the National Association of Women Judges.
Attorney Miller has also demonstrated a long-standing commitment to her family and community including currently serving on the Board of Directors for St. Jude House in Crown Point, Indiana; serving on the Advisory Council for her children's school (St. Mary's Catholic Community School, Crown Point). She has served on the Parish Council for her church (Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Winfield). She currently acts as the Chairman for the Grievance Committee for the Lakes of Four Seasons Property Owners Association, a volunteer position. She has been a Girl Scout leader, soccer coach and "team mom" for soccer teams, basketball teams, swim teams, and the like. Attorney Miller's philosophy of giving back to the community and teaching children by example has led to countless hours of volunteerism for sports teams and charities.