Felipe D.J. Millan’s practice has been devoted to immigration law and, since 1996, Mr. Millan has worked exclusively in the defense of immigrants and their families. For the entirety of his career, Mr. Millan’s practice of law has focused on:
Felipe D.J. Millan began practicing law in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, for the law firm of Angulo, Calvo, Enriquez & Gonzalez, S.C. Mr. Millan subsequently joined the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, working out of both their Ciudad Juarez and their Dallas, Texas offices.
In November of 1994, Mr. Millan began his private practice in El Paso, Texas. In addition to his practice of the law and his management of his firm, Mr. Millan also serves as a frequent lecturer on immigration matters, making himself available to different educational institutions and professional forums.
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Felipe D.J. Millan graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1985. In 1989, Mr. Millan received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Williams College in Massachusetts, one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the United States. Upon graduation from Williams College, Mr. Millan returned to the Southwest and attended its leading law school, that of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Mr. Millan received his Juris Doctorate in 1992.
Felipe D.J. Millan is licensed to practice law in the states of New Mexico and Texas. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and the United States District Court for Western Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleven Circuit.
Mr. Millan has also earned the added distinction of board certification specifically in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of Texas.
“For over fifteen years, I’ve been practicing immigration law. Generally, I find myself serving as an advocate, helping my clients obtain rights that are clearly theirs through law or legal precedent. Of course, neither covers every circumstance that arises. What do I do then? With experience, I have learned to think of myself as a facilitator when advocacy alone would fail – I work with other people in the system to see that the intent of the law is honored as much as its letter.”