The Investigation and Destruction of the Walker Spy Ring
Jan 22, 2019
The Honorable Tommy E. Miller
The Investigation and Destruction of the Walker Spy Ring

Raised in Norfolk, Miller graduated from the University of Virginia in 1970 with a degree in political science, then got a law degree from the College of William and Mary in 1973. 

He later landed a job as a legal adviser for the Norfolk Police Department, then spent six years prosecuting criminal cases with the Norfolk commonwealth's attorney's office. He rose to the federal level in 1980, becoming part of what was then a five-man team of federal prosecutors in Hampton Roads.

He took several cases to trial at the old Newport News federal courthouse, then above the U.S. Post Office on West Avenue, including one case involving drug smuggling up the Chickahominy River.

In 1985, one of Miller's cases made national headlines — the espionage trial against Arthur J. Walker, a retired Navy officer and defense contractor who sold classified secrets to the Soviet Union between 1968 and 1985.