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Victoria Z. Millet

Torii practices in Davis Brown’s business division working on general business matters and plans to develop an environmental compliance practice. 


ACADEMICS

Torii studied international development, geography, environmental studies, and geographic information systems at the University of California, Los Angeles. During her undergraduate years, Torii conducted research in Puerto Rico presenting “Human Disturbance Effects on Understory Epiphytes in Puerto Rico’s Luquillo Experimental Forest” at the University of Puerto Rico’s Annual Research for Undergraduates Symposium. She also displayed and presented “Human Disturbances on the Palos Verdes Peninsula” at the annual Geosciences Diversity Experience Conference. Torii was also a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.


Torii moved to Des Moines to attend Drake University Law School where she earned her J.D. in 2018. At Drake Law, she served as Associate Editor on the Drake Law Review Editorial Board, Vice-President of Drake Agricultural and Environmental Law Association, and Program Director and Secretary for the Black Law Student Association. She was also involved with Drake Law Women and Delta Theta Phi.


Torii conducted research with Professor Jonathan Rosenbloom, worked in the Drake University Legal Clinic Criminal Defense Program, and served as a Teaching Assistant in the Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity program. She also volunteered with The Pro Bono Project in New Orleans helping low income and disadvantaged clients over spring break. Torii graduated with high honors from Drake. She was also the 2018 recipient of the Iowa State Bar Association Graduating Senior Award. 


OF NOTE

After graduating from Drake Law, Torii clerked for one year with Honorable Chief Justice Mark Cady on the Iowa Supreme Court. Before beginning law school, Torii worked as an instructional assistant in a special education classroom and was a 2017 Davis Brown Summer Associate.


COMMUNITY

Torii is a member of the Iowa chapter of the National Bar Association. She was integral in the planning and execution of its inaugural A Meeting at the Monument award ceremony. Torii also serves on the Polk County Women Attorneys Board as a professional development co-chair.


PERSONAL

Torii enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, attending music festivals, reading, and listening to podcasts. Torii identifies strongly with the African-American proverb: “each one, teach one”; she feels it is her obligation to use her position to help support members of marginalized groups.