My name is Milo, and I am a
White Queer Trans Person
Civil Rights Attorney
Equity + Anti-Racism Consultant
I am here to do my part in dismantling white supremacy and to work with others to envision and 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: MY LEGAL PRACTICE
As of May 19, 2021, I am no longer accepting new legal clients.
I will continue serving current legal clients, take occasional pro bono work, teach CLEs, guest lecture, and serve as an advisor on committees and task forces. I will be spending more time on Just Roots Consulting and with my family and community.
Thanks to everyone who has supported my law office since it opened in June 2018. It's been an honor serving you directly over the years.
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 LGBT-BE 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 over 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, and the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on the Treatment of Transgender Youth in Sports. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association's LGBTQ Section, Monroe County Bar Association's Committee on LGBTQ People & the Law, as well as the National Lawyers Guild, National Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Transgender Bar Association. 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.
I live with my partner Beau on a 22-acre farm in Livingston County, NY, where we have raised Icelandic sheep and chickens. We strive to live sustainably, reduce their carbon footprint, and promote local farming and commerce within our broader communities.