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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 40%
    27 years, 150 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    27 years, 150 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    10 years, 10 cases
  4. Mediation: 20%
    4 years, 55 cases



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

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Law Office of Georgia K. McMillen

P.O. Box 1512
Wailuku, HI, 96793


NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mediation Apprentice of the YearMediation Center of the Pacific2014
Human Rights Annual, Outstanding Editorial ContributionNew York Law School1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Georgia K. McMillen, Wailuku, HI1999 - Present
Per Diem JudgeJudiciary State Of Hawai`i2014 - 2015
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Hawai`i, Maui College2010 - 2010
Adjunct ProfessorHawai`i Pacific University2010 - 2012
Managing AttorneyLaw Office of Georgia K. McMillen, New York, NY1993 - 1998
Litigation AssociateRoss & Hardies, New York, NY1991 - 1992
Litigation AssociateLowenstein Sandler, Roseland, NJ1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawai`i State Supreme Court Appellate Mediation ProgramMediator2015 - Present
Financial Industry Regulatory AuthorityArbitrator2015 - Present
Hawai`i State Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Hawai`i State Bar FoundationFounding Fellow2014 - Present
Hawai`i Pono`i FoundationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Realtors Association of MauiMediator2014 - Present
Ninth Circuit Appellate Lawyers' Mentoring ProgramMentor2013 - Present
Hawai`i Court Annexed Arbitration ProgramArbitrator2013 - Present
Maui Mediation ServicesMediator2012 - Present
Mediation Center of the PacificMediator2011 - Present
Ninth Circuit Judicial ConferenceAppellate Lawyer Representative2010 - 2013
American Bar FoundationLife Fellow2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Native Hawaiian Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Native Hawaiian Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - 2014
Hawai`i State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Hawai`i Women LawyersMemberN/A
Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Maui County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Judicature Society, Hawai`i State ChapterMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Vierra, 426 Fed.Appx. 484 (9th Cir. 2011)Sentence reversed and remanded.
United States v. Gowadia, 760 F.3d 989 (9th Cir. 2014)Conviction affirmed.
Higashi v. Higashi, 106 Hawai'i 228 (App. 2004)Affirmed in part, vacated in part, remanded.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ninth Circuit Appellate Practice GuidePost-Decisional Processes (co-author with Erin Lagesen)2014
Hawaii Bar JournalSuccess on Appeal, Choosing Issues with Favorable Standards of Review2002
Hawaii Bar JournalPreserving Legal Issues for Appeal2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Indiana University-BloomingtonN/AMA - Masters1982
University of Hawaii, ManoaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama, HIN/AHighschool graduate1975