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Jessica Milligan

Attorney Jessica Milligan started her career in the criminal justice field over 20 years ago as a clerk for the United States Attorney's Office in the districts of Colorado and New Mexico where she assisted in prosecuting federal crimes occurring on Indian Country or federal jurisdictions. She obtained her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and her law degree at St. Mary's University School of Law. After graduating from law school she worked as an Associate Attorney handling construction, employment, and insurance cases for plaintiffs in the San Antonio area. She then started developing her expertise in Texas oriented criminal law in 2006, when she started working as an Assistant District Attorney at the Harris County District Attorney's Office in Houston, Texas. As a prosecutor, she handled violent felonies, aggravated assaults, aggravated robberies, financial crimes, credit card abuse, drug possession cases, and various misdemeanors like DWI, family assault, evading arrest, theft and animal cruelty and neglect. She has handled hundreds of expunctions, juvenile, and justice of the peace cases. With nearly 15 years of experience in criminal law specifically, she knows how to advocate for her clients both in and out of the courtroom to obtain the most suitable disposition for each client.


Attorney Jessica Milligan understands how important it is to continue her professional education, especially since criminal law is consistently evolving. It is for this reason that she chooses to attend specific legal training on a regular basis. Apart from this continuing education, she has impressive credentials from the following institutions:

  • Graduated Salutatorian of her high school class (1997)
  • New Mexico State University (2001) - Bachelor of Business Administration with dual marketing and management majors
    • Outstanding Senior Graduate in Marketing
    • Dean's List; Crimson Scholar
    • Alpha-Chi National Honor Society (top 1% of the university student body)
    • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • St. Mary's University School of Law (2004) – Doctor of Jurisprudence in Law
    • National Order of Barristers
    • Patricia Scott Outstanding Advocate of the Year
    • Member, St. Mary's External Advocacy Mock Trial Team
      • National Regional Mock Trial Tournament; Lone Star National Mock Trial Tournament (1st Place Team, Best Speaker of Championship Round, 2nd Best Overall Advocate of Tournament); National Regional Mock Trial Tournament; ATLA National Mock Trial Tournament (2nd Place Team); Lone Star National Mock Trial Tournament (3rd Place Team, 2nd Overall Advocate of Tournament)
  • University of Missouri (2016) - Animal Cruelty Investigator Level I/II

Professional Membership

Throughout her career, Jessica has gained membership in numerous professional organizations, including:

  • Attorney Licensure: Texas, Colorado, Western District of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association Member
  • Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section Member, Former Chair, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association Member


Milligan Law, PLLC is committed to answering your questions about criminal defense, animal law, personal injury, family law, and wills & trusts in Texas.

We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.