Leading Texas-based design professionals attorney Mitchell S. Milby has joined Wilson Elser’s Dallas office as a partner.

The founder and sole shareholder of his former firm, Milby PLLC in Dallas, Milby says he has moved his practice to Wilson Elser because of its national, full-service platform and its high-caliber lawyers.

An accomplished trial attorney with more than 100 cases reaching verdict over his 21-year legal career, Milby focuses his practice on representing design professionals, primarily contractors, architects and engineers, as outside general counsel on matters that involve professional liability, corporate governance and all aspects of contracts and deal-making. He has represented numerous tier-one insurers, professional associations and major corporations across Texas and in other venues, including Florida, Oklahoma and California.

“We are fortunate to have such an accomplished, well-respected attorney join our ranks,” shared Stratton Horres, regional managing partner of Wilson Elser’s Dallas office and the partner in charge of lateral acquisitions. “Mitch adds depth to our growing Architects & Engineers Professional Liability practice throughout the state of Texas and nationwide. He is a tremendous asset to our firm and to our clients.”

To stay closely aligned with the business sectors he serves, Milby is active in industry organizations; he serves as an advisory board member for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and conducts continuing education courses designed for architects and engineers for organizations such as the AIA, the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, the University of Texas at Arlington Engineering Graduate Program, Texas Association of Paralegals and various bar associations. He also is an ongoing visiting instructor for the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, Construction Management.

Additionally, Milby’s opinions have been published in the AIA magazine columns, the Dallas Business Journal, Texas Bar Journal, and The Texas Lawyer. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of American Law.

Among his many accolades is his AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, selection for inclusion as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer, and achieving Professional Affiliate of the Year and Sustaining Partner status with the Dallas chapter of the AIA.

Milby graduated with honors with his J.D. degree from Lewis & Clark Law School (1994), where he also earned his certification in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with his B.A. degree (1991).

With an intense desire to win inside and out of the courtroom, Milby has finished one Ironman Triathlon and several marathons, and holds a number of awards for running races in Texas and Oregon.



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