Roxana Cortés-Mills

Associate Legal Director

Roxana Cortés-Mills is the Associate Legal Director at Immigrant Legal Center. She manages a team of attorneys, DOJ-accredited representatives, and paralegals across ILC’s offices statewide.



Roxana specializes in cases involving immigrant children and their families. She appears before Nebraska state courts and the Omaha Immigration Court, most notably winning two appeals before the Nebraska Supreme Court.



Roxana graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with majors in Psychology, Latino/Latin American Studies, and Spanish. Roxana earned her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law. 

During her 3L year at Nebraska Law, she served as a Senior Certified Law Student in the law school’s immigration clinic.  Her representation of immigrants through that clinic led her to receive the Pat Gies Memorial Award.

She teaches immigration law courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College. She is fluent in Spanish. When not teaching, Roxana loves to spend time with her husband, her cat, and her family. She also loves to cook and garden. 

Awards & Recognitions

Professional & Civic


Supreme Court cases


Nebraska (2016)


Law School

University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 2016


University of Nebraska at Omaha

B.A. Psychology, Latin/Latino American Studies, and Spanish

magna cum laude, 2013

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