R. Chix Miller

R. Chix Miller

Managing Partner

Location: Macon, Georgia
Phone: 478-464-5342
478-320-8157 (Cell)
Fax: 478-464-5382

Email: rcmiller@sell-melton.com



R. Chix Miller, rated “AV” in Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards), is a partner at Sell & Melton LLP and has represented numerous governmental entities as Bond counsel and Issuer’s counsel over the past thirty-seven (37) years. Mr. Miller has closed as Bond counsel over two-hundred sixty-five (265) bond issues in sixteen (16) states – Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Mr. Miller also represents the Development Authority of Bibb County.

Mr. Miller specializes in acting as Bond counsel for the financing of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, manufacturing facilities, and low to moderate income housing projects. He has participated in several hospital and exempt facility financings as well.

At Sell & Melton LLP of which he is currently managing member, having previously served as managing partner from January 1, 1995, through January 20, 2009, Mr. Miller has amassed considerable experience in the field of public/municipal finance and in structuring and successfully completing wills and difficult financings. In addition to public/municipal finance, Mr. Miller practices in the areas of, taxation, trusts, probate, and government representation.

Mr. Miller and his wife, Cathy, have been married for over forty-nine (49) years. They have two (2) grown children and five (5) grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • Bond Counsel - Tax-Exempt Bond Financing
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Taxation
  • Tax-Exempt Bonds
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate
  • Government Representation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1978
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1978
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984


Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia

  • J.D. - 1978
  • Law Review: Assistant Managing Editor, Mercer Law Review, 1977 - 1978

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
  • L.L.M - 1980
  • Major: Taxation

United States Military Academy at West Point
  • B.S. - 1970

Published Works

  • Articles at 28 Mercer Law Review 395, 1977 and 29 Mercer Law Review 323, 1978, 1977
  • Co-Winner, Freshman Oral Argument Competition
  • Member, Jessup Cup International Law Moot Court Team

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Macon Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army (RA), Airborne Ranger, Captain, 1970 - 1975

Pro Bono Activities

  • Over the years, Mr. Miller has served as:
  • Chairman, Board of The Salvation Army (Macon Corps)
  • President, Macon Lions Club
  • Chairman, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Macon
  • President, Macon Estate Planning Council
  • Chairman, Bibb County Training Center for the Developmentally Disabled