My name is Milo, and I am a
White Queer Trans Person
Civil Rights Attorney
Equity + Anti-Racism
I am here to do my part in dismantling cisheteropatriarchy and white supremacy and to work with others to create something new, beautiful, and equitable in its place.
Let's do it, together.
I believe that every person deserves to live, work, and play with dignity and respect, not despite who they are, but because of it.
UPDATE ABOUT LEGAL
NAME / GENDER CHANGES
As of January 1, 2023, I am no longer accepting name / gender change legal clients.
I am moving to California and need to pause this service until I can become licensed in that state. I am also not taking discrimination, health insurance appeal, or Peace of Mind Planning clients at this time.
More About Me
My name is Emile (e-meel), but I go by Milo and use he/they pronouns. I am a white queer transgender person and long-time LGBTQ+ rights advocate. Since 2018, I've run a solo virtual civil rights practice out of my home office in Upstate New York, and lead Just Roots Consulting, a certified LGBTQ-owned social enterprise that helps organizations become industry leaders in workplace equity.
Previously, I led the LGBT Rights Project at Empire Justice Center in Rochester, NY, and served as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC. I've provided direct legal services to hundreds of low-income LGBTQ+ people, focusing especially on transgender name changes and LGBTQ-based discrimination in employment, education, healthcare, and places of public accommodation. I've trained thousands of attorneys and judges to respectfully and competently serve LGBTQ+ people, and have equipped LGBTQ+ communities nationwide to exercise their legal rights under state and federal law. I've worked closely with state administrative agencies, legislators, and policymakers to ensure that the law works for all LGBTQ+ New Yorkers.
I currently serve by appointment on the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Judicial Commission of the New York State Courts. I earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from the Ohio State University, and a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.