Nyle Davey - Whitney Center
Nyle Davey

Mr. Davey is currently a trial practice attorney with Garcia & Milas, P.C., a private law firm in New Haven.  Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Mr. Davey spent 45 years in public service.  His roles included municipal delinquency prevention and positive youth development, youth employment counselor, individual and family therapist, community organizers, grant writing and administrator, service coordinator, project planning and management, and legal services.  His human services career started in the Town of Hamden as a Community Mental Health Clinician and then as the Department Head for Youth Services Bureau.  He joined the State Department of Children and Families as a grants-in-aid administrator and consultant to 60 municipalities.  State Commission on Long Term Care hired him as a Systems Planner and Legislative Liaison with responsibilities for coordinating 14 state agencies on long term care and continuum of health care issues.  After earning a law degree at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Mr. Davey served as an Assistant Attorney General under four different Attorney Generals.  He served as lead counsel to the State Department of Veterans Affairs, prosecuted child and elderly abuse cases, advised health care licensing boards and commissions on disciplinary actions, represented State’s interests in Probate Court proceedings, defended the State in complex litigation with important public issues, handled appellate matters, and mentored numerous legal interns.  More recently, Mr. Davey offers arbitration and mediation services through the American Arbitration Association.  Over the years, he has had the privilege to serve as the University of New Haven Alumni Association President, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences Advisory Board member, the High Lane Club President, the Connecticut Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section Chairperson, the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association Chairperson’s Jay Healey Memorial Writing Competition Chairperson, Connecticut Youth Services Bureau Association Board of Directors member, Hamden Coordinating Council Chairperson, Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Long Term Care Insurance supporting member, Hamden Fathers’ Baseball/Softball Association Board of Directors member, and served on a variety of private, civic and professional workgroups.  He frequently lectures on public policy issues in health care, strategic planning, administrative law, and the foundations of American jurisprudence.