J. SCOTT MILNER

Attorney At Law

J. Scott Milner received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. While in law school, he was an editor of the Review of Litigation, and clerked for the Travis County District Attorney and Minton, Burton, Foster and Collins, P.C.

Scott is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 an honor bestowed upon less than 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40. He was also elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2011, an honor bestowed each year upon the top 1/3 of 1% of all Texas attorneys.

Scott handles a wide range of contested and non-contested family law matters including divorces, custody disputes, child support enforcements, property divisions, modifications of previous orders, prenuptial agreements and paternity issues. Scott has also handled cases in front of the Texas Third Court of Appeals.

Scott is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Travis County Family Law Advocates, the Austin Bar Association, Williamson County Bar Association, and Austin Young Lawyers Association.

Away from the office, Scott enjoys anything that involves the outdoors, and spending time with his wife, Becky, daughters Mallory and Aubrey, and son Joseph.

Speaking Engagements:

  • Introduction to Divorce Law, Law Review CLE Seminar (2012)
  • Trying the SAPCR Case on a Shoestring, Family Law Essentials Seminar (2011)
  • Exploring Employment Plans and Benefits and Drafting QDROs, Family Law Essentials Seminar (2010)
  • Characterization and Tracing, Family Law Essentials Seminar (2009)
  • Assisting in Child Custody Disputes , Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals (2009)
  • Getting it In and Keeping it Out - A Family Lawyer's Guide to Evidentiary Rules, Family Law Essentials Seminar (2008)

Publications:

  • Assisting in Child Custody Disputes, Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals (September, 2009)

E-mail: jsmilner@fmltlaw.com

Testimonials:

"My experience with the legal services of Scott J. Milner, have been extremely positive. Scott is an excellent attorney, and one I would highly recommend to everybody. This past year, in the midst of a very bitter divorce, I retained the legal services of Scott Milner. After experiencing some very, poor representation from my first attorney, I had to change directions midstream and search for new legal counsel. The stress and anxiety of a divorce such as mine was very high, and hoping to find a good attorney to move forward left me very apprehensive as to which way to turn. My first attorney was abrasive and rude, disorganized, and did not keep me informed or even consult with me on very important issues in my case. This led to larger legal expenses, the loss of very crucial visitation time with my 13 year old daughter, and ultimately a high amount of additional emotional stress. But after my first consultation with Scott, I was relieved to know I had made the correct decision to retain his services. Scott was the exact opposite of my prior attorney. Scott is a highly professional and ethical attorney. He was extremely well organized, staying in constant contact with me, and was always available to patiently answer any questions or concerns I may have had. Scott fought forcefully for my rights and pursued all possibilities for my case, while all the while keeping me informed of all my options. In court, Scott is nothing sort of brilliant! He is a very articulate speaker, and presented my case with forcefulness and precision. On the personal side, Scott is a good family man, who genuinely cared about my case and desired a good outcome for me and my daughter. Scott is a great defender of father's rights, and because of this I was able to regain lost visitation time with my daughter. Moreover, Scott was able to articulate to the court, the inappropriate behavior of my ex-wife regarding my relationship with my daughter, and to me personally, which led to a very stern reprimand from the judge to my ex-wife, and an emotional vindication for me and everyone who knows and loves me. In addition, his competent legal work led to financial favor for me with the court, and an equitable division of assets and debts. Since my divorce was finalized, Scott has not abandoned his relationship with me, and continues to be available to me for further legal advice and help. Also, the entire staff at the office of the Milner Law Firm is reliable, competent, caring and responsive. I can't say enough, nor thank them enough for their help in a very dark and stressful period in my life. In the future, should legal aid become necessary again, I will not hesitate to contact Scott Milner and the Milner Law firm to represent my family's personal interests. I would highly recommend that anyone who needs the same sort of legal counsel quickly retain the services of Scott J. Milner."

"I recommend Scott Milner with the highest of recommendations. Scott is such a professional and truly cares about his client and has such a tenacity and dedication and commitment to doing his best. My custody case was both unusual and very difficult and required three days in a court room and so much work in discovery and depositions, etc. Scott was the best attorney I could have had. He is so proficient, extremely bright, and just so likeable. It was such a comfort to have his expertise in my corner and I will be eternally grateful."

"While I did not retain Scott, his initial consultation saved me tens of thousands of dollars. My ex planned a divorce behind my back and was attempting to take our girls overseas without me. Scott's non-emotional, rational advice created the foundation and game plan for my divorce. For jurisdictional reasons, he was able to refer me to another attorney who could carry me the rest of the way. What was nice about Scott was that during one of the most stressful times in my life, he was a very calming, knowledgeable source of information. He always returned my phone calls and emails promptly and continued to check up on me after my divorce was final. If this is how they treat a one-time consultation, I can only imagine the type of service their clients receive."

"Scott is a very dedicated & skilled attorney that I couldn't recommend more! He is honest, articulate, and really cares about his clients. I feel fortunate to have had him on my side through a long, difficult custody battle that has gone on for almost 2 years now. He is very knowledgeable in family law, professional, & it seems like he has been practicing for a lot longer than he actually has. My ex has brought me to court coming up on ten times in the past few years & each time I know that Scott will reassure me and know how to help. I don't know what I would do without the Milner Law Firm & hope that if anyone does have to go through a divorce/custody battle, that they have Scott on their side!"

"If only I had known Scott Milner when I first needed legal help!! The previous lawyer on my case was ill-prepared and distracted by personal issues during two previous court appearances; the outcome was not favorable and to make it worse the bill appeared to be 'padded'. The Milner Law Firm was recommended to me as a very respected firm by another Austin lawyer. My experience with the firm, and Scott Milner in particular, was everything I could have hoped for. Scott assessed the situation and his prudent advice was based on his knowledge of both the law and his practical experience in family court. He was very clear in communications and responsive to my questions. At a time when a person needs an ally on their side, Scott is absolutely dependable. I always felt that he sincerely cared about my case. By the way, Scott was successful in resolving the legal matter! And, when I checked the bill, everything was justified (i.e., no padding)!"

"I found Scott Milner to be an extremely bright and articulate lawyer! He is well versed in Family Law and was able to handle a very demanding case. He demonstrates excellent qualities that every lawyer would be wise to possess: exceptional listening skills, empathetic, compassionate, non-judgmental, fights for father's rights, solid litigator, and is able to separate the facts from the extraneous matter. I would highly recommend Scott and The Milner Law Firm for any family law needs."

"Scott Milner recently represented a good friend of mine in a very lengthy and complex divorce (custody and community property issues). As a professional paralegal, I felt that I was able to view Mr. Milner's work on a personal and professional level. During the entire case, Mr. Milner presented himself with integrity. I feel strongly that Mr. Milner is an advocate for father's rights, as he fought diligently for a fair and equitable outcome for my friend, the petitioner. As many of us already know, it's not easy finding a strong and ethical trial attorney. After witnessing first hand Mr. Milner in court for the trial of my friend's case, I can honestly say that Mr. Milner never compromised his values or his client's rights as he fought assiduously while representing my friend. Regardless if you're the father or mother in your case, Mr. Milner will protect your parental rights, as his primary concern is in the best interest of the child. I would refer Mr. Milner to anyone seeking legal justice and superior representation."

"Jevon (Scott) appears to have a lot of integrity. We have an extremely complicated case as a result of our previous attorney. We consulted with Scott for a second opinion. He listened and asked relevant questions, and was honest with us in sharing his opinions and thoughts on our case. He did not take advantage of us although, he probably could have pretty easily, given our level of frustration with things. In general, my family and I really liked the family environment at their law firm. We weren't even there to meet with Jami and she came out and introduced herself anyway. I only wish we could go back in time and have started with Scott - hindsight is 20/20!"

"Scott Milner is an enthusiastic, talented and knowledgeable family law attorney...I have enjoyed his services very much, and will highly recommend Scott Milner."

"Scott was very helpful resolving my issues. He worked diligently to advance my case. Thank Scott."

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