Our Mission: To exceed expectations. To deliver results. To handle each case as the most important matter.
About the Firm
Since 1981, Garcia & Milas lawyers have been committed to providing the most effective litigation and dispute resolution services available. We have continued to grow but have never lost sight of our guiding principles: integrity, excellence, commitment to our clients' needs, and service to our clients, profession and community.
These remain the foundation of our success. As the business and legal landscapes change and evolve we, too, have enhanced our capabilities to meet the needs of our clients in the 21st century. We continue to expand our litigation support services and technology-related capabilities. We encourage and promote continued professional development and legal educational opportunities. We are proud that some things never change. Our pledge to provide timely, cost-effective, responsive and valuable services to all our clients is the same now as when the firm was founded.
What Our Clients Say
President & CEO, Connecticut Science Center
"Garcia & Milas has been a strong and committed partner to the Connecticut Science Center for many years. The firm’s expertise enabled us to resolve complex project issues, and they have been active and generous in donating time, expertise and financial support for our mission ever since."
Thomas J. Walsh III
Executive Vice President, A.P. Construction Company
"Ray and the team at Garcia & Milas have been an invaluable business partner for AP Construction for over 15 years. While their focus has been to proactively help us avoid issues, on the occasion when we need their support to resolve an issue, the outcomes have been very positive. We have a long term relationship with Ray, Jane and their team because they understand our business philosophy and they work with us to be successful."
Latest News & Resources
Ray Garcia was a presenter at the 2020 Connecticut Legal Conference. Ray’s presentation focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry, with a particular discussion of impact claims arising from the pandemic.
Jane Milas obtained a discharge upgrade on behalf of an air force veteran. Jane successfully appealed the Veteran’s discharge status to the Air Force Review Board, resulting in the correction of a long-standing error in the Veteran’s military record. Jane continues to handle pro bono cases through the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.
In the matter of Associated Construction/AP Construction v. Hanover 2018 WL 3998968, Garcia & Milas defeated a surety’s motion for summary judgment in which the federal court for the District of Connecticut analyzed a surety’s liability in the event the surety breached the conditions of a performance bond. In a first of its kind decision, the court ultimately ruled the penal sum of the bond did not cap the surety’s exposure, which left the surety with unlimited liability to the claimant.
In November 2019, Garcia & Milas successfully defeated Arch’s motion for summary judgment on liability asserted pursuant to the terms of a Self-Insured Retention Insurance Policy and theories of successor liability. According to the Supreme Court of New York, Arch was not entitled to judgment as a matter of law because “the policy language is clear that any decision by Arch to exercise its right to participate in the defense or settlement of any claim or suit is done at its own expense.” The Court further found the defendants successfully raised issues of material fact to defeat Arch’s successor liability argument.