Albert J. Millus Jr.
700 Security Mutual Building 80 Exchange Street
Albert J. Millus, Jr. joined Hinman, Howard & Kattell in 1983 and has been a partner since 1990. He joined the firm after completing a judicial clerkship following graduation from law school. He is currently the Chair of the Commercial Litigation Department, and is a member of the Firm’s finance, personnel, and technology committees.
Mr. Millus has extensive experience in general civil litigation in federal and state courts. His current emphasis is in the area of commercial litigation, but he has handled a wide variety of civil matters in his three decades of practice. Mr. Millus also represents federal criminal defendants on a regular basis.
Representative legal matters include:
• Obtained $7.4 million judgment against asset management firm in favor of charitable foundation after non-jury trial in New Jersey federal court.
• Obtained $6.5 million judgment against three municipalities in favor of County Self-Insurance Workers Compensation Plan after jury trial in New York State Supreme Court.
• Was appointed by the Court as lead counsel in federal drug conspiracy prosecution in the Northern District of New York against 82 defendants.
• Was appointed as co-counsel in 1994 to represent defendant in death penalty prosecution in the Northern District of New York. The matter was tried to jury in 1995 and 1996, resulting in a conviction after approximately five months of trial. The defendant was spared the death penalty, however, when one juror held out against the other 11. The matter was only the third federal death penalty to be tried in New York State since the federal government adopted the death penalty in 1988.
His published legal decisions include:
United States v. Applins, 637 F.3d 59 (2nd Cir. 2011); Orezzoli v. Syvertsen, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 20638 (2nd Cir. 1998); W.R. Huff Asset Mgmt. Co, L.L.C. v. William Soroka 1989 Trust, 398 Fed. Appx. 806 (3rd Cir. 2010), affirming W.R. Huff Asset Mgmt. Co., L.L.C. v. William Soroka 1989 Trust, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68807 (D.N.J., Aug. 6, 2009) and W.R. Huff Asset Mgmt. Co., L.L.C. v. William Soroka 1989, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17940 (D.N.J., Mar. 9, 2009) (While the reported District Court decisions reference only his local counsel, Mr. Millus was lead counsel at both the trial and appellate levels); NCR Corp. v. Sac-Co., 43 F.3d 1076 (6th Cir. 1995); Roy v. Teachers Ins. & Annuity Asso., 878 F.2d 47 (2nd Cir.1989); Fahs Constr. Group, Inc. v. Gray, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7822 (N.D.N.Y 2011); New Cingular Wireless Pcs v. Town of Fenton, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 437 (N.D.N.Y Jan. 4, 2012); Member Servs. v. Sec. Mut. Life Ins. Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103776 (N.D.N.Y 2010); Am. Mfg. Servs., Inc. v. Official Comm. of Unsecured Creditors of the Match Elecs. Group, Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22987 (N.D.N.Y 2006); Fed. Ins. Co. v. United States Distrib., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27775 (N.D.N.Y 2004); Palmer v. City of Saratoga Springs, 180 F. Supp. 2d 379 (N.D.N.Y 2001);
Hotaling v. Teachers Ins. & Annuity Ass'n of Am., 62 F. Supp. 2d 731 (N.D.N.Y 1999); Walker v. Reno, 925 F. Supp. 124 (N.D.N.Y 1995); United States v. Walker, 912 F. Supp. 646 (N.D.N.Y 1996); Benjamin v. Town of Fenton, 892 F. Supp. 64 (N.D.N.Y 1995); St. Onge v. Donovan, 71 N.Y.2d 507 (1988); Binghamton Precast & Supply v. A. Servidone Inc./B. Anthony Const. Corp., 257 A.D.2d 731 (3rd Dep't 1999); Binghamton Masonic Temple v. City of Binghamton, 158 Misc. 2d 916 (Sup. Ct. Broome Co. 1993); Mr. Millus has been continually representing the Town of Fenton in Broome County, New York in 1984, and has been Town Attorney since 1992.
Mr. Millus, who completed a 1982-83 clerkship with Hon. James C. Turk, Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, has had an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1997.