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Milena Shtelmakher focuses on complex civil litigation in the state and federal courts in New York, including cases of catastrophic property damage and fire loss, construction defect, and professional liability. Mila has significant experience handling all aspects of civil litigation, including case development, suit evaluation, motion support, and trial preparation.

Prior to joining SGL, Mila was an Associate at a New York City firm where she represented individual health care providers and hospitals in all types of high-exposure healthcare and professional liability claims. Prior to law school, she worked in the Investor Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office, where she assisted with prosecutions of fraud in the insurance, mutual fund, and mortgage industries.

Mila earned her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where she was an editor of the Loyola Law Review. She also interned with the Honorable Charles E. Ramos of the New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division and the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson of the United States District Court, Central District of California. Additionally, she volunteered at a domestic violence clinic helping victims obtain restraining orders in court.

Mila’s passions include spreading awareness about domestic violence, heart disease and diabetes. Her other interests include theater, yoga and running around the dog park with her husband and Shiba Inu puppy Shiitake.

Mila is fluent in Russian.

Practice Areas


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.
  • Note and Comment Editor, Loyola Law Review
  • Stony Brook University, B.A., magna cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • New Jersey
  • New York 
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association


  • Co-Author, Testing Judicial Control Over Attorney Conduct at Depositions, Law360, October 24, 2017 (subscription required)
  • Co-Author, New York's Expert Discovery Rules Are Archaic, Law360, July 20, 2017 (subscription required)
  • Co-Author, Subcontractors' Rights and Woes: Enforceability of Pay-if-Paid Clauses in New Jersey and New York Contracts, New Jersey State Bar Association's Construction Law Section Newsletter, Volume 18, Issue 1, September 2016 (pdf)
  • Co-Author, Cypress Point Redux – New Jersey Supreme Court Holds Developer’s CGL Policy Covers Condominium Association’s Consequential Damages Caused by Water Infiltration, The Critical Path, Volume 20, Issue 3, September 2016 (pdf)
  • Police Misconduct and Liability: Applying the State-Created Danger Doctrine to Hold Police Officers Accountable for Responding Inadequately to Domestic-Violence Situations, 43 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 1533 (2010).


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