Milios, a former deputy solicitor general in the Texas Office of the Attorney General, says she joined Sutherland as a senior attorney on Oct. 17.
What attracted her to Sutherland, Milios says, was the prospect of working with two former colleagues at the OAG: Kent C. Sullivan, a partner in Sutherland’s Austin and Houston offices, formerly served as Texas’ first assistant attorney general, and Sean D. Jordan, a partner in Austin, formerly was the principal deputy solicitor general.
Milios says she is a 1994 honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. She says that while in law school, she interned for then-Texas Supreme Court Justice John Cornyn, now a U.S. senator from Texas.
Milios says she joined the OAG in 1995, working first as an assistant attorney general and subsequently in the Solicitor General’s Office. While the deputy solicitor general, Milios says that she served as lead attorney for In re Allcat Claims Service LP and John Weakley, an unsuccessful challenge to the state’s franchise tax that the Texas Supreme Court decided in November 2011.
According to Milios, her duties in the Solicitor General’s Office also involved working on at least four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She says that includes working on the state’s brief in 2004’s Dretke v. Haley, an actual innocence case brought by an inmate sentenced as a habitual offender.
-- Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.