Cynthia Milian
Pronouns
She/Her
Year
2021
Chapter
Position
Associate Attorney, Powers Law Group
Cynthia Milian is currently an immigration attorney at Powers Law Group. Cynthia graduated from South Texas College of Law and received the distinguished Lyndon B. Johnson Civil Rights Award, for her commitment to civil and human rights law. She attended the University of Houston and received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish. While at the University of Houston, Cynthia was chosen as a Leland fellow through the Hobby School of Public Affairs and spent a semester working with a US Congressman in Washington, DC. After watching her family navigate the immigration process, she knew that she wanted to become an attorney to assist individuals that were in the same situation. From a young age, she knew that she wanted to practice immigration law. Every internship, job, and volunteering position she has had has helped her get to her mission of helping advocate for immigrants and their families and to give them a voice. As an attorney, Cynthia has represented individuals from all over the world in both family-based and employment-based immigration matters. In 2018, during the family separation crisis, she volunteered at the border to represent mothers that had been separated from their children. Cynthia gains inspiration from her clients- the asylees fleeing war torn countries, the families fighting to stay together, the children immigrating and seeking opportunities for their future. Cynthia is a youth and choir leader at her church, Tabernaculo de Gracia y Uncion. She also serves as the Vice-President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, a legal organization that seeks to promote diversity in the legal profession and provides services and fundraising for law school students. Cynthia provides services as a volunteer attorney with the Montgomery Immigration Law Clinic, where she gives legal advice to individuals in low-income areas, and was part of the 2019 Class of the Emerging Leaders Institute of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.