Stewart G. (“Stu”) Milch is a senior attorney in our Dallas office and has nearly 30 years of legal experience handling appeals and critical motions in state and federal courts.
Stu protects the rights of clients in complex and high-exposure cases, including trucking and motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, premises liability, products liability, and other risky cases. He also focuses his practice on professional liability, directors and officers liability, insurance brokerage claims disputes, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, tortious interference with business relationships, and a wide range of other commercial and business litigation.
Stu has briefed and argued more than 100 appeals in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, California, Oklahoma, and several federal circuit courts to preserve hard-fought victories or overturn unfavorable outcomes.
Stu earned his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He has also worked as an adjunct professor of legal writing at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. He is an accomplished writer, has taught legal writing, and self-published a legal writing handbook.
He is also just as competitive outside the office as he is inside the courtroom — he participates in Camp Gladiator workouts several times a week, competes in Spartan events, and runs short-distance races.
J.D., New York Law School, 1993
B.A., Hobart College, 1990
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
New York Metro SuperLawyer 2014-Present
Law360 Law Firm Distinguished Legal Writing Award (Burton Award) — 2018
Collin County, Texas Bar Association- Appellate/Civil Litigation Committee
DRI - Appellate Advocacy Committee
Texas State Bar Association
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Member of the Pro Bono Program
Co-Speaker, Appeals Unveiled: Exploring Appellate Practice, TRTCLE, July 19, 2023
Appellate/Legal Writing Lunch & Learn
-Invited Speaker, February 4, 2020
A Career in Law
-Speaker at event hosted by Hobart College and William Smith Colleges, April 13, 2017
After the Verdict: Post-Trial Practice in New York/Enforcement of Money Judgments
-Speaker at an event hosted by the New York State Bar Association, April 19, 2013
The Secret Sauce: Thirty-Nine Ways to Improve Your Legal Writing Right Now, Kindle Direct Publishing, 2022