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About me

The law is my second career. I became a lawyer because I recognized a shortage of good lawyers that were willing to build a practice serving middle-class clients and small businesses. I have built my Firm in six years from a solo practice to one that employs myself and two other lawyers, plus support staff. Most of our practice involves litigation in the California Superior Court, but we also help our small business clients prepare for the growth and success of their business.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
    15 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    15 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    10 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
    15 years
  5. Consumer Protection: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($120-450/hour), contingent (15-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (10 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alan Alexander Beck

    I share a mutual client with Scot and through him I have gotten to know Scot as an attorney. He is a intelligent and experienced advocate who zealously defends his clients legal interests.


    Alan Beck Constitutional Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alan Shepard

    Mr. McMillan is honestly a "superb" lawyer, just as his Avvo rating suggests. Rather than roll the dice and see where they land, Mr. McMillan lays out a detailed and creative strategy for his cases from the start. He cares about his clients and his cases, and it shows. Mr. McMillan will stay up all night, working endless hours, to make sure his clients get the best representation in court.


    Alan Shepard Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

McMillan Law Firm

4670 Nebo Drive,
Suite 200
La Mesa, CA, 91941-5230


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CERTIFIED SPECIALIST, APPELLATE LAW (CIVIL)State Bar of California, Board of Specialization2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Master AdvocateNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2012
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2012
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AdvocateNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2011
Cases of NoteVerdict Search2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Kentucky ColonelErnie Fletcher, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky2004
Cases of NoteVerdict Search California2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DeanMcMillan Academy of Law2005 - Present
PresidentThe McMillan Law Firm, APC2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Committee of Bar ExaminersDean of Unaccredited Law School2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2001 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sean Ryan v. Verizon Directories Sales West, Inc.Jury Verdict
Courtois v. SteensgaardPlaintiff Courtois abandoned case before trial against client, client proceeded to trial and obtained a verdict and punitive damages.
In re Idearc, Inc. (United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas)Claim paid at rate greater than that of non-trade creditors, Firm received $400,000 in fees from the estate for substantially contributing the administration of the bankruptcy.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Published Decision, California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division OneDarren Chaker v. Wendy Mateo2012
Department of Labor, Appellate Review BoardKanj v. Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, ARB No. 09-065, ALJ No. 2006-WPC-1 (ARB Decisions 2010)2010
Office of Administrative Law Judges, U.S. Department of LaborKanj v. Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, ARB No. 06-074, ALJ No. 2006-WPC-1 (ARB Apr. 27, 2007)2007
California Official ReporterLytwyn v. Fry's Electronics, Inc., 126 Cal. App. 4th 1455, 25 Cal. Rptr. 3d 7912005
Federal Reporter 3rd EditionThomas v. Fry's Electronics, Inc., 400 F.3d 1206, 1207 (9th Cir. 2005)2005
California Official ReporterBivens v. Gallery Corp., 134 Cal. App. 4th 847, 36 Cal. Rptr. 3d 541, 2005 Cal. App. LEXIS 1878 (Cal. App. 4th Dist., 2005)2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western Sierra Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - San DiegoMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Saturday ClassLegal Writing and AnalysisN/A