On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, the Supreme Court of Missouri disbarred Attorney William E. Miller III due to criminal charges in Illinois.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of William E. Miller III,” with case no. SC100311.

According to the filing, Miller pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of theft under $500 and two misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing a peace officer in Madison County, Illinois, and his name was removed from the roll of attorneys in the state.

Following the said event, the Missouri Supreme Court issued a show cause order on November 1, 2023, requiring Miller to explain why he should not be disciplined under Rule 5.21(g) since he had been disbarred in another state. However, Miller did not file a response.

In its December 6, 2023, order, the Missouri high court disbarred Miller and canceled his license to practice law in in the state. Miller was also required to comply with procedures following disbarment outlined in Rule 5.27 and pay $2000 to the Advisory Committee Fund.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Miller was an attorney in Alton, Illinois. He attended the Saint Louis University School of Law, graduating in 1983. He acquired his law license in Illinois in 1984.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.