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Michael Francis Millerick

About me

 Following many years engaged in a successful, general civil litigation practice including business disputes of all types, is now engaged in a well established, unique, high quality practice involving representation of franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers and distributors for the past 22 years in California federal and state courts, and before arbitration providers such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and  the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS) and the Franchise Arbitration and Mediation Services (FAM). Franchisors and manufacturers represented are located throughout the United States, while most most franchisees and distributors are from California.

Over 400 litigation, arbitration and mediation matters involving franchisor/franchisee multi-unit and individual disputes of all types, government compliance proceedings, third-party claims, broker/agency claims, insurance claims and supplier claims. Ongoing assistance to clients concerning a variety of transactional issues such as franchise registration, disclosure compliance, asset and stock purchases, releases, negotiated modifications, termination/renewals and many other matters which arise in typical franchise and distribution relationships.
Approved by the American Arbitration Association on its Commercial Panel as an arbitrator. In addition, experience both testifying and acting as a consultant for litigators concerning franchise and distribution matters.


Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 60%
    23 years, 400 cases
  2. Arbitration: 10%
    4 years

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Contact info

The Millerick Law Firm, APC

4142 Adams Ave.
Suite 103
San Diego, CA, 92116


NMNo longer licensed to practice198206/01/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers, Franchise LitigationSan Diego Magazine2015
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyers, Franchise LitigationSan Diego Magazine2014
Top Lawyers, Franchise LitigationSan Diego Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Southern California Top Rated LawyerAmerican Lawyer Media2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Certified Specialist - Franchise and Distribution LawState Bar of California2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Certified Specialist - Franchise and Distribution LawState Bar of California2009
Pe-eminent Client Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Millerick Law Firm2005 - Present
PartnerMassie, Berman and Millerick1997 - 2004
PartnerHillyer & Irwin, Apc1987 - 1997
AssociateHinkle Law Firm, LLC1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2015Member2015 - Present
California State BarFranchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission2015 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationCommercial Panel Arbitrator2012 - Present
American Association of Franchisees & DealersSupporting Member- Franchisee LegaLine2012 - Present
State Bar of California, Business Law SectionCertified Specialist, Franchise and Distribution Law2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaFranchise Law Commitee2007 - 2009
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1987 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/A1987 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionN/A1983 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawJuris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of ConnecticutFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1978