About Jonathan Miller


Step aside Clark Kent! …Take a journey into this “life imitates art imitates life” story of the enthralling dual reality of Mystery Writer/Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Miller and his alter ego character Dan Shepard, “The Rattlesnake Lawyer.”

Author Jonathan Miller has practiced criminal defense law all over New Mexico. He currently practices in Albuquerque where he writes and stays active in legal services that help the poor. Jon is a graduate of Albuquerque Academy, Cornell University, the University of Colorado School of Law, and the American Film Institute. He also wrote for the syndicated TV show Arrest and Trial and hopes to use his writing royalties to pay off his student loans before he dies.

Jon’s books, Crater County and Amarillo in August both made the Tucson public library’s master list of Southwestern books of the year, Volcano Verdict was a finalist for New Mexico mystery of the year, and his book LaBajada Lawyer is a finalist in the 2010 ForeWord book awards for Multi-Cultural Fiction.”Miller’s expertise as an attorney in the field of criminal law, combined with his admiration for Albuquerque shines through in his writing. He leads the reader by the hand to the inside scenes of the courts where justice is served, after walking in from an outside world that’s covered in crime. He clearly describes the good, the bad, and ugly from the eyes of an experienced criminal attorney who has seen it all. For the icing on the cake, he adds a great deal of wit through all the drama, with his keen sense of humor.”

— Goodreads.com
“Miller’s knowledge of Southwest life, and his deftness with witty and colorful dialogue between peculiar characters shines.”
–Arizona Daily Sun
“Miller may just be the next John Grisham.”
— Albuquerque Journal