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Christina Miller, 39

Managing attorney, Reproductive Family Law Center, Kansas City

Practice areas: Reproductive rights/fertility law

Law school: University of Missouri-Kansas City

Christina Miller proudly says that she works at “the only law firm in Kansas and Missouri exclusively focused on serving clients having babies outside the bedroom.”

Furthermore, she founded it and now helps parents navigate the complex universe of birth orders as well as donor, gestational carrier and co-parenting agreements. Miller is a fixture on CLE faculty lists and has chaired committees for the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Her professional associations and memberships include the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Earl O’Connor American Inn of Court and the Volunteer Attorney Project of Greater Kansas City.

“In just four years of practice, she has established herself as one of Missouri’s leading attorneys in the area of assisted reproductive technology law,” writes her nominator.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?

The initial client meeting is my favorite moment in every case. I know that this is the beginning of my client’s journey with a diverse team of professionals to help them get to their baby. Often times, patients (clients) are told by their medical team what to do and when it will be done to them with little explanation as to other options or courses of treatment. I am able to give my clients their power back by walking them through the myriad of options they have to bring their child into the world and explaining the legalities of each choice in a down-to-earth manner.

What is something that would surprise people about you?

It took me eight years of trying to have my daughter.

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