Christian J. Miele joined the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team as an associate in December 2017 and leads the firm’s estate planning and administration practice.
Christian is the deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Disabilities and previously served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Baltimore County from 2015–2019. During his time in the legislature, Christian served on the House Health and Government Operations Committee and the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders. He also served as chairman of the Baltimore County House Delegation’s Public Safety Committee.
Christian’s legislative achievements include passing the Hire Our Veterans Act, a jobs bill to help unemployed military veterans re-enter the workforce; the Animal Shelter Standards Act, a measure that improves animal welfare in Maryland by creating standards of care for animals being sheltered in publicly-funded facilities; and Janet’s Law, which empowers Marylanders to make more informed decisions when choosing their doctors by requiring physicians practicing without medical malpractice insurance to disclose their lack of coverage to prospective patients; and anti-bullying legislation for Baltimore County Public Schools to address widespread issues of bullying, cyberbullying, intimidation, and harassment in the nation’s 25th largest public school system.
While a law student at Emory University, Christian served as both president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and editor-in-chief of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, an academic journal he co-founded.
Christian is an active member of several civic and fraternal organizations, including the Maryland Masons, Lions Club; Sigma Pi Fraternity, International; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International; and the Order Sons of Italy in America.