This Montana native is not your average lawyer (or person, for that matter). Dylan has spent time as a wildland firefighter, a member of the US Air Force, and now has traded in his bunker gear for a suit and tie to help with pretrial litigation for Miller Law Group. In the office, we refer to him as “Dylan-pedia” for his vast knowledge about every topic under the sun – from web coding to endangered species.
Read on to learn a bit more about Dylan’s triathlon experiences and run-ins with compulsive hoarders…
Where are you from?
Where did you go to school?
For my undergraduate degree I attended Montana State University at Bozeman where I studied English Literature. I graduated in 2008 with institutional honors through the College of Letters and Science and departmental honors through the Honors College. I attended Campbell Law School for my J.D. degree, and graduated cum laude in 2017.
What do you like to do when you’re not in the office?
I am super into Stranger Things and other supernatural dramas on Netflix. I also enjoy long distance running, swimming, and cycling. My weekends during the spring and summer are spent enjoying triathlons and fun runs around North Carolina, working out at the YMCA, and working on improving my home.
How long have you worked for Miller Law Group ?
I started as an intern during law school in the fall of 2015.
What is one of your favorite things about working at MLG?
The opportunity to handle a diverse set of client problems and the ability to work directly with clients in helping to resolve their legal issues and disputes.
What’s your favorite item in your office and why?
The view of Fayetteville St.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I don’t believe you get to choose a superpower, that is what makes superpowers so special. I will be happy with whatever superpower comes my way as a result of any spider bites, radioactive exposure, or genetic m
utation that may happen in the future. The trick is to learn how to make the best of whatever superpower comes your way, like a good friend of mine from high school who was bit by a radioactive lady bug. He doesn’t really spend much time fighting crime, but he has won every single drag queen contest he has ever entered.
Top 3 favorite movies?
I’m going go with TV series because I think they are much more entertaining than movies nowadays. I have to say Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, and Supernatural.
Top 3 favorite musicians/bands?
Fleetwood Mac, Postmodern Jukebox, and the Beastie Boys.
If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would you choose?
President Obama. Regardless of one’s political beliefs he has eight years of experience as president, taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago law school, and was replaced by President Trump in one of the most interesting elections in American history. He might have something interesting to say about current events.
What is one travel destination you’d like to visit?
Iceland. I have a tentative trip scheduled for February and I can’t wait. If you’re unfamiliar with the country, its only one sea away from Ireland.
What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?
I grew up in Montana, and every place I have visited ever since has failed to live up to the standard I became accustomed to at a very early age. The Appalachians are making a cute attempt at being mountains, and I appreciate the effort.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A firefighter, a Navy Seal, and a lawyer, in that order. I have yet to become a Navy Seal.
What was the strangest odd job you’ve had?
My mother and cousin operate a business helping individuals put on estate sales. They often contract with people who are compulsive hoarders. They recruit me whenever they can to help them sort through houses containing 40 or 50 years of clutter. I very recently cleaned out a stand-up freezer filled with holiday baking ingredients that an elderly lady had purchased to celebrate Christmas of 1974.
What three personal items would you want if you were trapped on a desert island?
A knife, some flint and steel, and some ketchup for the inevitable day when me and the other survivors finally resort to cannibalism.