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Shawn Mills

DUI and DWI Attorney at Pacific Grove, CA

5.0   55 reviews

About Shawn

Learn Shawn’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%

    24 years, 180 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    24 years, 350 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    24 years, 295 cases

  4. Expungement
    10%
    Expungements-We can clear your criminal record, for many purposes, if you have successfully completed your probation successfully.

    24 years, 175 cases

  5. Violent crime
    10%

    24 years, 175 cases

  6. Sex crime
    5%

    24 years, 80 cases

If the police are talking to you, you should be talking to me! A practicing attorney for over Twenty years, Shawn Mills comes to the practice of law with unique skills and a unique approach to how he represents his clients. Shawn would tell you that if you do not experience the difference after just your free consultation then feel free to find the right attorney for your case. The reason that Shawn suggests such drastic action is that he is one hundred percent convinced that you will see the special approach that he brings to your case and your life after just a few minutes. Degrees in Psychology and Counseling are just the beginning;professional and life skills and experience that seem too deverse to be true, but are, all contribute to his uncanny ability to analyze your legal matter and prove to you that not only does he understand your legal challenge, but more importantly he understands you. If you are in a legal pickle, do not let just a "normal" over-worked attorney treat you with a "take-a-number" mentality, while Shawn will treat you with dignity and respect, valuing the relationship long after your case is behind you. Not only a lawyer, but a valuable life resource. 

Licensed for 25 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Shawn

Law Offices of Shawn C. Mills
702 Forest Avenue, Suite A
Pacific Grove, CA, 93950

Reviews

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Posted by Gamaliel Ramirez | April 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Shawn mills was an excellent attorney. He treated me always with respect and I felt more than just like a client. He was very knowledgeable and knew what he was talking about. Great communication, on time, and always went above and beyond. I highly recommend and I beat my case with the help of Shawn mills and with his assist Alec.
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Posted by Trevor | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Where do I start. Shawn Mills is not only a great lawyer who gets the job done, but he's also a genuinely good man who cares about his clients. He took on my case pro bono, which is unprecedented in my experience with lawyers, and helped me put together all the paper work needed to apply for expungement for a senate bill that was recently passed last year. Since my kind of expungement has never been done before in the county of Monterey, he even had to draft a petition from scratch using his endless resources and he made it work! He made the process seamless, and quite frankly look easy, despite the fact he was accomplishing something that has changed my life forever. He even knows everybody you need to know, (in a good way) in the system and if I were you, I'd hire Shawn Mills in a heartbeat. You will most definitely be in good hands. My family and I are eternally grateful to you, Shawn. Thank you!!
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Posted by Jessica | November 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer with a good heart.
I sure got lucky when I picked Shawn to handle my FOUR bogus restraining order cases with my evil stepmother! He brought humor to a stressful situation for me and helped keep my tensions down when I was on-edge. He knew what to do in court too and I can honestly say that I've got no complaints at all! Definitely would hire Shawn Mills again and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good lawyer.
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Posted by Sean | November 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consumer dispute/ Car Dealership
I purchased a Lamborghini from a dealership with no smog cert which was illegal in CA. The dealership didn’t wanna pay for the repairs for 2 month. Shawn recommended some ideas and they worked. They paid!!! All advice over the phone. No charge. Shawn is a honest guy ready to help…
Posted by Dayshaun | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defensive Lawyer To Count On .
I dont know where to start with Shawn Mills . I cant thank him enough for what he has done for me. He is a straight forward person which I Really Appreciate! He gets things done ! The communication is more then perfect when its time , he is the man himself ! I would recommend Shawn Mills to anybody who needs/wants a Affordable, Straightforward, Honest lawyer . Another thing is he will make you feel safe especially with the sense of humor he carries ! 100 % recommend him .
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Fabulous!!
Shawn helped me with my DUI case a few years ago (so this is VERY overdue) but I already planned to moved out of state two weeks after the incident. Shawn was very communicative, direct but still compassionate and helped me have the best outcome possible. He is prompt and takes the time to thoroughly explain what each step of the process and what each document meant. If he is busy with someone else, away from the office or in court, he will try and let you know and get ahold of you ASAP by email/ phone. I was not present for my trial dates and he was more than eager to appear for me. He provides the utmost sincerity and care. I would definitely recommend Shawn and hire him again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Court No More
My soon to be ex-wife tried to parlay an thwarted family law restraining order into a criminal case. She was making no progress in the civil court so she mislead the District Attorney so they would come after me. After I explained my situation to Mr. Mills I could tell he really got it. Mr. Mills showed all of the civil court documents to the DA and it became clear that the ex was trying to game the system. Mr. Mills saved my job. My big secret is that I am a lawyer in another state and any conviction would have a huge impact on my life. Shawn speaks everyday English, even to other lawyers, like me. I was save from disaster by a lawyer who was honest with me I could tell he really cared.
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Posted by Saul | March 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Monterey county
Thank you Shawn for everything. Grateful that you’ve helped me thru thick and thin. Not incompetent at all and has a great spirit. He knows what he’s doing and will make the process easy. Great prices as well! Will not let you down.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Advocate
I cannot say enough good things about Shawn Mills. He is very competent, diligent, professional and seasoned attorney. With Mr. Mills, you definitely have an advocate for your position that can navigate you through the court system.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shawn Mills has the experience and expertise to "Make it all go Away!"
If you are in the Military, you definitely want to have Shawn Mills as your private counsel! Given his prior military experience, Shawn has a unique perspective that gives him special insight regarding what it will take to satisfy both the Department of Defense and the civilian courts when negotiating the violations, terms and conditions of your case. Additionally, when you hire Shawn, you are not just another "client" or "case" to him. Shawn professionally represents you in court, pleads your case, and is there with you every step of the way. When I first hired Shawn, it was for a military-specific case. Now that I've gotten to know him and given the various case areas that he is licensed in and practices, Shawn Mills is my personal lawyer for life!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Superb trustworthy Attorney
I hired Mr Mills for a difficult long standing case. He listened, was careful to listen, realistic, but caring. He fought vigorously for me. He knows these Courts. Above all, he’s simply a good person. You can’t do better than this. Thank you , Mr. Mills.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney Case Dismissed!
Shawn Mills is an awesome seasoned criminal attorney. I found myself in a very unfortunate situation one evening facing a trumped-up domestic violence charge. I am very thankful I hired Shawn Mills to represent me. He was very professional, tough and worked tirelessly on my case for months to gather all the evidence. He was able to get the charge dismissed completely. Shawn provided all the evidence to the court that showed my accuser instigate, fabricated the situation and had self-inflicted injuries. This was a very stressful situation, since I had never been in any type of trouble. Having Shawn as my advocate through the entire process gave me peace of mind. He was personable explaining all the ins and outs of the legal system, very compassionate to my situation knowning I had never experienced anything like this before, and more importantly he would answer my calls day or night during this stressful time. If you find yourself in a situation where you need a topnotch criminal attorney do yourself a favor, call Shawn Mills, you will be grateful you did.
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Posted by Eric | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Mills is familiar with the procedures and personnel in the Monterey County court system. He accurately told us what to expect at every step of the process. He built a rapport with our family member and got the best result.
Posted by Tom | January 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A stand up guy and a good Attorney
Shawn Mills was excellent in handling a DUI case for me. He was always available and there to walk me thru each phase and to answer my questions. He also got my charges lessened. He's a stand up guy, and a good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
Got myself in an unexpected legal matter but luckily I found Mr. Mills. Communication was excellent every step of the way. He is effective at gathering the facts of your case and letting you know what to expect. My legal matter was resolved expeditiously and to my satisfaction - all charges were dropped. Finding a professional who is affable and truly cares about his clients is rare, I highly recommend Shawn Mills without hesitation.
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Posted by Horacio Arango | April 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Domestic violence
He is the best,he was there for me all the time until the end and he help me drop my charges.I strongly recommend mr.Mills
Posted by Morgan | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sympathetic to discretion
Mr. Mills is The most personable and friendly lawyer I’ve ever met. He is a hard-working lawyer who actually cares about his clients to ensure the best outcome for them. He is very friendly and approachable, doesn’t pass any judgments and is very empathetic to his clients situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Mr. Mills for all that you do.
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Posted by Brian | December 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Shawn was there every step of the way, in my case. He helped me out with a lot. I highly recommend him, he is great with meetings to speak about the cases the next big move, does his homework and plans out what will happen next. I tell you in court we were always 1 step ahead and that made me feel like this attorney was the man. He really cares and that’s what made me feel like everything was going to turn out okay, which it did. Thank you so much Shawn.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, kind, knowledgeable
I can’t be more thankful of him. He has a knowledge of what exactly he needs to do. He has helped someone so close to me and Everyone was amazed the way he represented and turned things arround. If you are stressed over a court issue then go with him. On top of all the experience and knowledge he is a real human with a nice heart that understands you.
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Posted by Conleth | June 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Shawn Mills!
Shawn Mills is an amazing lawyer! He became my advocate after my first conversation with him. His compassion and kindness helped me navigate through a very difficult time in my life. He stood by me with calmness and yet he stayed realistic to my situation! I will always be grateful to Shawn for his wisdom! I am grateful to say we celebrated my victory together! Justice was served well by Shawn Mills! He is s friend now for life!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Shawn C. Mills
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Moraz & Mills, Attorneys at Law
  • 1999 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cayce & Ottone, Attorneys at Law
  • 1997 - 1999

Education

  • Monterey College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • California State University, San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983
  • California State University, San Francisco State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • People vs. S. R. Morris -Monterey County Superior Court
  • Morris was found NOT GUILTY on all charges, after just one hour of deliberations
  • People vs. SR
  • Community Service
  • People vs CP
  • Reduced to Misdo failure to report/No jail time
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Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Public Defender's Association-Private Member
  • Private Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certification of Standing
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 2013
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Certificate of Achievement
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • 2008
  • Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards
  • LexisNexis
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • California Moot Court Instructor
  • Moot Court Coach
  • 2007
  • KRXA Radio-Monterey California
  • Legal and Political Topics
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this attorney. Attorney Mills has a passion for Family Law issues and how they effect your child."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. A good sense of humor makes him a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a family law attorney, many of my clients either have pending criminal matters or have a friend or family looking for a criminal defense attorney. I have known many over the years, some could say they are a dime a dozen. But nor Sean. Sean is a special kind of guy and only men like Sean keep this country from sliding into a society that just accuses then shoots people. If a client is guilty, Sean is going to make the government work to prove its case as the constitution mandates. He has an excellent record of beating the government, yet acting in a ethical and respectful way. I refer clients from all over California to him. He is an expert on the law and an advocate that is rarely found. There are no just cutting deals with Sean, he makes sure all his clients are taken care of."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Mills for many years, as a friend, lawyer in the community and have done several cases with him jointly. I can easily recommend him for criminal work. Just recently he did a case where the defendant was arrested with 24 pounds of pot possessed for sales (obviously a felony)...in the end, with Mr. Mills representation, no time was imposed on the defendant. He cares about his cases ,he cares about his clients, and he likes what he does...finding all those 3 things in one attorney is a rarity."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Very passionate about his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Mills lives in the Central Coast area in California while I live in Southern California. When my clients need expert legal representation on the Central coast I always refer them to Shawn. I'm sure my client's will receive GREAT legal representation and results because of the referral, which makes us both look very good! Additionally, Shawn is my go to guy with trial tactics and strategy. His experience, knowledge and outside the box thinking have greatly aided me and my clients. I highly recommend Shawn Mills for all of your legal needs!"
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Pacific Grove DUI and DWI Lawyer Shawn Mills
Shawn Mills
DUI and DWI Attorney
Pacific Grove, CA
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation