Nicholas C. Miller


DIRECT PHONE: 512.480.5656
DIRECT FAX: 512.480.5856


Nicholas’ practice focuses on both commercial and residential transactional real estate matters and the representation of land and mineral owners in oil and gas transactions.

Active in the Oil & Gas practice group, Nicholas is the co-founder of the annual GDHM Land & Mineral Owner Seminar.

Nicholas is originally from Amarillo and is married to Lisa Mobley Miller of Austin. They have three daughters, Eliza, Genevieve and Adelaide.


  • Admitted: Texas, 2010
  • Education: The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2010); Washington and Lee University (B.A. in Economics and concentration in Classics, 2004)
  • Former clerk for the House Committee on Energy Resources and Oilfield Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee


  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Real Estate Council of Austin
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Energy Law Association
  • Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Board of the Oil and Gas Section of the Austin Bar Association


  • Texas Monthly, Super Lawyers® Rising Starpublished by Thomson Reuters, 2020


  • Trail of Lights Foundation, Chair (2022), Board of Directors (2017-present)
  • Admiral’s Club of Austin (2016-present)
  • Austin Stewards of the Wild (2013-present)
  • Dell Children’s Trust (2011-present)


  • Co-Presenter, “The Effect of Bankruptcy on the Royalty Owner,” Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section of Austin Bar Association (April 2022)
  • Co-Author, “Energy Bills Passed by the 87th Texas Legislature,” Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law (OGERL) Section Report
  • Presenter, “Pipeline Easement Negotiations,” 2018 GDHM Land & Mineral Owner Seminar
  • Presenter, “A Sibling Rivalry: The Sometimes Strained Relationship of the Mineral Estate and the Surface Estate,” 2017 GDHM Land & Mineral Owner Seminar
  • Presenter, “Dos and Donts of Selling Minerals and Royalties,” 2016 GDHM Land & Mineral Owner Seminar
  • Presenter, “Leasing 101 in 2015, The New Frontier,” 2015 GDHM Land & Mineral Owner Seminar
  • Co-Author and Presenter, “Saltwater Disposal Well Leasing: High Waters Float All Boats,” San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen (March 2014)
  • Presenter, “Saltwater Disposal Well Leasing,” 2014 GDHM Land & Mineral Owner Seminar