Scott A. McMillan

Scott A. McMillan

Scott A. McMillan

ATTORNEY AT LAW

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Biography

Scott McMillan has been a licensed California attorney since February of 2001. He was raised in San Diego, California. He became an attorney after recognizing the limited availability of attorneys who provide litigation services to small businesses and individuals.

Prior to becoming an attorney Scott McMillan operated a computer distribution business which he founded at the age of nineteen. While operating the computer business, Scott McMillan attended the University of California at San Diego, and obtained a B.A. in Mathematics. Scott McMillan was later joined in the business by his father James I. McMillan, and brother Shawn McMillan. Together, they operated the computer business for sixteen years. At the height of that company's success, the distribution business employed 29 employees and had a gross revenue of $9,000,000 per year. While operating the distribution business, Scott McMillan attended law school at night. After graduating he took and passed the California bar exam on his first attempt.

Scott McMillan has litigated fifteen civil jury trials in California and United States District Courts, the shortest being three days and the lengthiest being seven weeks. The trials involved a variety of different matters including business disputes involving oral contracts, contracts for employment, leases on real property, violations of California's wage and hour law, competitor claims of antitrust and false advertising violations, and individuals' claims of police misconduct. Most recently, Scott McMillan obtained a $962,000 verdict after an eight day jury trial, which included an award of punitive damages.

Scott McMillan is familiar with appellate practice, and entitled to practice in all California Court of Appeal as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has successfully brought or responded to a number of appeals and petitions for extraordinary relief.

Scott McMillan has repeatedly demonstrated a willingness and ability to accept engagements involving complex litigation, with rapidly evolving facts, scheduled for expedited resolution.

Scott McMillan presently resides in El Cajon, California, with his wife Rebeca and three children.

Education

  • Western Sierra School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1988
    • Major: Mathematics

Bar Admission

  • California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2001

Representative Cases

  • Morton v. Spotts, 2010, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Kanj v. Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, 2010
  • Rocha v. Vu, 2009, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Courtois v. Steensgaard, 2007, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Ryan v. Verizon Directories Sales West, Inc., California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Mancinelli v. Rustie’s Unique Designs, Inc., 2004, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Western Pet Wholesalers, Inc., et al. v. Natura Pet Products, Inc., et al., 2003, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Mendoza - Caballero, et al. v. Lee, et al., 2003, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Simmons v. City of San Diego, et al., 2002, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Mancinelli v. Rustie’s Unique Designs, Inc., 2004, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Western Pet Wholesalers, Inc., et al. v. Natura Pet Products, Inc., et al., 2003, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Mendoza - Caballero, et al. v. Lee, et al., 2003, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Simmons v. City of San Diego, et al., 2002, California Superior Court for the County of San Diego
  • Richard Lytwyn, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. Fry's Electronics, Inc., et al., Court Of Appeal Of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, D042401
  • Thomas v. Fry's Electronics, Inc., 400 F.3d 1206, 1207, 2005, 9th Cir.
  • Kanj v. Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, RB No. 06-074, ALJ No. 2006-WPC-1, 2007
  • Kanj v. Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, ARB No. 09-065, ALJ No. 2006-WPC-1, 2010

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau