Kristen Miller is Senior Counsel at Democracy Forward.

At Democracy Forward, Kristen has represented non-profits and individuals in litigation under the Administrative Procedure Act, other Federal statutes, and the U.S. Constitution. In particular, Kristen’s cases have involved civil rights, health care, consumer protections, and the environment, among other issues.

Prior to joining Democracy Forward, Kristen was a member of the Environment and Natural Resources practice at Vinson & Elkins in Washington, D.C. Kristen’s practice at Vinson & Elkins focused on administrative law, including litigation and regulatory counseling. She also maintained an active pro bono practice.

Kristen graduated from New York University Law School, where she was a member of the NYU Moot Court Board competitions team. During law school, she served as a legal clerk in the Department of Justice’s Environment & Natural Resources Division as well as in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy. She also holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Kristen is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars.

Featured Lawsuits
  • Health Care

Challenging the abortion ban in Lebanon, Ohio.

The ordinance violates constitutional protections, harms those seeking and providing abortions, counseling, and care.

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  • Economy

National Association of Consumer Advocates et al. v. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

On behalf of the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and consumer law expert Professor Kathleen Engel, we sued the CFPB to put a halt to the unlawful, anti-consumer Taskforce on Federal Consumer Law.

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  • Civil Rights

California Tribal Families Coalition, et al. v. Azar

Fighting the Trump administration’s failure to count vulnerable foster youth on behalf of a coalition of Tribal governments, LGBTQ+ advocates, and foster youth organizations.

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