Jonathan Miller, the Member in Charge of the Frost Brown Todd law firm in Lexington, Kentucky, has been elected twice to statewide office; authored three books on faith, public policy and crisis management; graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from Harvard’s college and law school; serves as a Contributor to The Daily Beast and Kentucky Sports Radio; played straight man on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; reached the final table in the World Series of Poker; and with his summer camp sweetheart, raised two remarkable twenty-something daughters.
Since 2011, Miller has practiced law at the Lexington office of Frost Brown Todd, a full-service law firm with offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana, and focuses on applying the crisis management tools he learned in politics to the legal, public relations, and regulatory challenges faced by his clients.
Over the past four years, Miller has emerged as one of the nation’s leading advocates for the legalization of industrial hemp, and upon leading successful lobbying efforts that laid the groundwork for the current hemp pilot program regime, Miller serves as trusted counsel to dozens of companies in the industrial hemp space. Miller helped lead the successful legal battle against the DEA’s 2014 efforts to ban the importation of hemp seeds for Kentucky pilot programs, and now serves as general counsel to the U.S. Hemp Farming and Business Roundtable, a leading national grass-tops organization committed to securing congressional passage of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2017.
In his nearly two decades of public service, Miller held numerous senior positions in state and federal government, including two terms as Kentucky's elected State Treasurer, serving as Kentucky’s Secretary of Finance and Administration, as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy, and as Legislative Director for Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN).