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Tax Con­tro­versy; Tax Plan­ning and Opin­ion; Estate & Legacy Plan­ning; Wills, Trusts & Pro­bate; Busi­ness and Cor­po­rate Law; Elder Law; Guardian­ships and Med­ic­aid Plan­ning; Fam­ily Law.

Peter G. Milne was born in Durant, Okla­homa in 1956. His father, Peter G. Milne, Sr., was an petty offi­cer in the U.S. Navy. After retir­ing from active ser­vice he became a regional sales man­ager for a well known gift store. His mother, Bon­nie White, retired after a long and reward­ing career as an ele­men­tary school teacher. She taught Peter and count­less other chil­dren the joy of read­ing and the skills of com­pre­hen­sion and log­i­cal thought.

Upon grad­u­a­tion from high school, Peter fol­lowed his father’s lead and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He com­pleted his oblig­a­tion in 1977. Soon after, Peter began attend­ing col­lege on the GI Bill and later mar­ried. He assisted his wife in rais­ing two beau­ti­ful daugh­ters, Melissa and Megan. Peter grad­u­ated from Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­sity with a B.A. in Geol­ogy in 1982 and prac­ticed as a pri­vate indus­try and gov­ern­ment geol­o­gist. In 1994, Peter left civil ser­vice and started a con­sult­ing busi­ness that pro­vided pro­fes­sional ser­vices to the min­ing and heavy civil con­struc­tion industries.

In 1998, Peter decided to make a career change and began the study of law while work­ing full time as a heavy civil con­struc­tion project man­ager. Peter attended night school and worked part time as a paid Law Clerk in the Con­struc­tion Prac­tice Group of Gor­don & Rees, LP, a San Fran­cisco based law firm. He grad­u­ated with a JD from the Golden Gate Uni­ver­sity School of Law in May, 2002 and became licensed in the State of Texas in Novem­ber, 2002. Ever the over achiever, he stud­ied for and passed the Cal­i­for­nia bar exam in Feb­ru­ary, 2003, while enrolled in a grad­u­ate pro­gram. Peter also became licensed to prac­tice law in the Dis­trict of Colum­bia in Octo­ber of 2003, to bet­ter serve his clients in tax con­tro­versy mat­ters. Peter received a Mas­ter of Laws in Tax­a­tion degree from the Golden Gate Uni­ver­sity School of Law in Decem­ber of 2003.

Peter and his wife, Dr. Stasha Gom­i­nak, a Bay­lor Uni­ver­sity Med­ical School grad­u­ate and prac­tic­ing neu­rol­o­gist (the really smart one of the fam­ily), moved from Camp­bell, Cal­i­for­nia to Tyler, Texas in Decem­ber, 2003 in pur­suit of an envi­ron­ment with less peo­ple pres­sure and traf­fic. Peter began prac­tic­ing law from the par­lor of his home and now prac­tices from the his­toric Lit­tle­john house which is located in the Aza­lea His­toric District.

Peter is a mem­ber of the Smith County Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, the State Bar of Texas Tax Sec­tion and the Real Estate, Pro­bate and Trust Law Sec­tion. He is a mem­ber of the State Bar of Cal­i­for­nia and Dis­trict of Colum­bia Tax Sec­tions. Peter was admit­ted to prac­tice in Texas in 2002 and in Cal­i­for­nia and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia in 2003. He is admit­ted to prac­tice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Dis­trict of Colum­bia Cir­cuit; U.S. Court of Fed­eral Claims, the U.S. Dis­trict Court for the East­ern Dis­trict of Texas and the North­ern Dis­trict of Cal­i­for­nia, and the United States Tax Court. Peter is admit­ted to prac­tice in the state courts of Cal­i­for­nia and Texas and all courts in the Dis­trict of Colum­bia. He is autho­rized to rep­re­sent tax­pay­ers before the Inter­nal Rev­enue Ser­vice in accor­dance with the Cir­cu­lar 230 reg­u­la­tions. Peter is a mem­ber of the Col­lege of the State Bar of Texas, which is an hon­orary soci­ety of lawyers who are among the best trained attor­neys in Texas.

Com­mu­nity ser­vice is an impor­tant aspect of Peter’s life. He’s a Mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors for His­toric Tyler, Inc., a past Mem­ber of Board of Direc­tors for the Smith County Children’s Ser­vices Foun­da­tion, and a past mem­ber of the Board of Direc­tors of the Smith County Bar Foun­da­tion. Peter con­tributes many hours of pro bono legal ser­vices annu­ally to clients referred by the Lone Star Legal Aid Service.

While not serv­ing clients or the com­mu­nity, Peter and Stasha enjoy ren­o­vat­ing their 1874 his­toric Tyler home or trav­el­ing to their vaca­tion home in Mex­ico. They cher­ish quiet time spent with one another, their pets, fam­ily and friends. Peter and Stasha’s grand­son, Nathaniel, who they lov­ing refer to as their “Lit­tle Anti-Depressant” lives with his mother Melissa and father Ser­gio in Ontario, Cal­i­for­nia. Peter’s daugh­ter Megan lives in Berlin, Ger­many, with her hus­band, Kim, who designed this website.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 16%
    15 years, 100 cases
  2. Elder Law: 16%
    12 years, 100 cases
  3. Business: 16%
    14 years, 100 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 16%
    14 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 36%
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Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (15-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (2%)

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327 W. Houston St.
Tyler, TX, 75702

Peter G. Milne, P.C.

327 W. Houston St.
Tyler, TX, 75702



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200201/09/2016
DCInactive 200311/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gold Star AwardBetter Business Bureau2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPeter G. Milne, P.C.2010 - Present
Managing PartnerHealy Milne & Associates, P.C.2006 - 2010
AttorneyPeter G. Milne, P.C.2005 - 2006
AttorneyLaw Offices of Peter G. Milne2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tyler Area Builders AssociationAssociate Member2009 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2004 - Present
Smith County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Taxation SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation SectionMember2003 - Present
District of Columbia Bar, Taxation SectionMember2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawMasters of Law in TaxationL.LM,2003
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
California State University, Humboldt State UniversityGeologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Merced CollegeScienceAssociates Degree1979