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Emile ("Milo") Primeaux, Esq. (he/they) offers legal representation to historically marginalized people in New York State, with a particular focus on and commitment to issues impacting LGBTQ+ people and communities outside of NYC.


  • Treats every client with respect, compassion, and dignity

  • Years of experience fighting for the rights of LGBTQ+ and other historically marginalized people as an activist, public educator, and attorney

  • Anti-oppression approach that is trauma-informed and healing-centered



Milo operates a virtual law practice and handles most client work remotely, utilizing:

  • A secure online client portal that allows you to safely and confidently share documents and information about your case remotely from wherever you are

  • Video conferencing, like Google Hangouts, Skype, etc., as well as email, phone, fax, and/or regular old snail mail

  • Limited in-person meetings or court appearances, only as needed


Milo works hard to make the cost of legal help affordable for all clients by:

  • Working virtually out of a home office, which drastically reduces overhead expenses (e.g., office rental, travel, etc.)

  • Favoring effective, inexpensive strategies like administrative proceedings and other out-of-court negotiation options to reach your unique goals

  • Disfavoring costly and time-consuming litigation

  • Offering reduced sliding-scale fees to clients who demonstrate a need


This practice operates on the principle that every person deserves to live, work, and play with dignity and respect, not despite who they are, but because of it.

Milo acknowledges and condemns the existence and impact of intersecting systems of oppression on people of color, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, non-citizens and non-native English speakers, people who are incarcerated and who have criminal records, poor people, and people living with HIV or AIDS. Milo is deeply committed to using personal and professional power and privilege to dismantle these violent systems, so we can all get free.


Milo practices holistic legal advocacy, valuing each client as a whole person with unique needs and goals. To that end, he also offers community enrichment and leadership development programs to tackle some of life's issues that the law cannot.


Sliding-scale fees available for many legal services.

Need other legal help? Contact Milo for information, resources, and referrals.

LGBTQ discrimination issues and complaints

Milo provides advice, counsel, and representation to people who believe they've experienced discrimination, harassment, or violence based on a status that is protected under local, state, and/or federal law, in:

  • Employment

  • Education

  • Healthcare access

  • Health insurance appeal

  • Housing

  • Places of public accommodations

  • Access to credit

Transgender name and gender change help

It is essential to have IDs and vital records that accurately reflect your authentic name and gender. That's why Milo offers affordable flat-rate fees for name and gender change services for minors and adults that vary based only on the complexity of your case. 

For all name change clients, he will:

  • Prepare and file your petition with the court 

  • If appropriate, request that the court waive the newspaper publication requirement and seal your public records in order to protect you from future bias or harm

  • Appear at hearings on your behalf (if needed)

  • Provide you with everything you need to amend your name and gender marker on your IDs and records


Sliding-Scale Flat Fees (honor-based):

  • Adults: $250 - $1,000

  • Minors: $375 - $1,500

There is also a $210 filing fee and $7 credit card processing fee that you will be responsible to pay unless we can obtain a fee waiver from the court.

To get started, fill out the Name Change Intake Form using the link below.

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We are currently not taking new Peace of Mind Planning clients. For more general information about these documents, please watch our informational video:

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Milo Primeaux, Esq.

Emile ("Milo") Primeaux, Esq. (he/they) is a queer transgender person and long-time LGBTQ+ rights advocate. In addition to running this solo civil rights practice, Milo founded Just Roots Consulting, which works to raise the bar of equity and inclusion excellence for organizations, institutions, and individuals nationwide.

Previously, Milo 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. He has 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. He's trained over 1,000 attorneys and judges to respectfully and competently serve LGBTQ+ people, and has equipped LGBTQ+ communities nationwide to exercise their legal rights under state and federal law. He works closely with state administrative agencies, legislators, and policymakers to ensure that the law works for all LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. 

Milo currently serves on the Richard C. Failla LGBTQ Judicial Commission of the New York State Courts. He is 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. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from the Ohio State University, and his Juris Doctor from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

Milo lives with his partner Beau on a 22-acre farm in Livingston County, NY. Together they raise Icelandic sheep and chickens. Together they strive to live sustainably, reduce their carbon footprint, and promote local farming and commerce within their broader communities.


Christina Paek - Legal Intern 2020-21

Christina Paek (she/her) is a third-year law student at the Boston University School of Law. Christina is currently pursuing a career in the public interest sector, focusing on issues that affect LGBTQ+ youth, especially in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. In her free time, Christina loves to bake and be a complete nerd about astronomy and Old English literature.

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