I have been a licensed California attorney since February of 2001. I am familiar with appellate practice, and entitled to practice in all California Court of Appeals as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I have successfully brought or responded to a number of appeals and petitions for extraordinary relief.
I have repeatedly demonstrated a willingness and ability to accept engagements involving complex litigation with rapidly evolving facts, scheduled for expedited resolution.
Notable cases tried include:
Mancinelli v. Rustie's Unique Designs, Inc., California Superior Court for the County of San Diego, April through May 2004 (Jury and Court trial).
Western Pet Wholesalers, Inc., et al. v. Natura Pet Products, Inc., et al., and related cross actions. California Superior Court for the County of San Diego, March through June 2003 (Jury and Court trial).
Mendoza - Caballero, et al. v. Lee, et al., California Superior Court for the County of San Diego, July 2003 (Jury trial).
Simmons v. City of San Diego, et al.; California Superior Court for the County of San Diego, January, 2002 (Court trial).
4670 Nebo Drive
La Mesa CA 91941
The Firm offers initial free consultations after the prospective client completes a consultation screening.
The Firm does standard business incorporations for $977 with price increases based on complexity.
Rates vary depending on the type of claim the client presents and the type of fee arrangement the client seeks. The Firm will engage in contingency, and hourly and contingency fee work.
Our official office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, open during the lunch hour. An attorney can usually be reached at the office from 7am to 8pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday.
Ellen Camcross, Operations Clerk, and Darron Howard, Legal Assistant
Evan Kalooky and myself speak Spanish, Ellen Camcross speaks French, and Beth Obra speaks Ilocano.
Small business owners are typically very interesting people to represent.
We believe that an educated client is an effective client. When a client educates him or herself regarding the law surrounding their particular issue, it allows us as attorneys to focus on the presentation of the dispute rather than devoting time to explaining the intricacies of the particular law involved. An educated client generally is able to save a significant amount of money in fees and enhance the likelihood of success by assisting their attorney in the investigation and presentation of the case.
Yes, I often find documents prepared by clients to be helpful to their case.
Yes. We presently coach clients and have "ghost written" papers for clients who are representing themselves.
Prior to becoming an attorney, I operated a computer distribution business which I founded at the age of nineteen. While operating the computer business, I attended the University of California at San Diego and obtained a B.A. in Mathematics. I was later joined in the business by my father, James I. McMillan, and brother Shawn McMillan. Together, we 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, I attended law school at night. After graduating, I took and passed the California bar exam on my first attempt.
Before becoming the founder of this Firm, I ran a successful computer distribution business from the age of nineteen. This invaluable experience in the business world is utilized in advising current clients. The decision to form the Firm was based on a perceived lack of talented and hardworking lawyers willing to assist small and mid-size businesses.
Our practice offers creative solutions and cost-effective, result-oriented problem solving to clients. Because we value honesty in the litigation process and select our clients based on their ability to be candid and honest, we are able to deliver results that often exceed community expectations.
We avoid pretense, and focus on delivering legal services in a cost-effective, result-oriented manner. The Firm style is best described as tenacious and intense. We are principally a litigation Firm.
When I have free time, I enjoy spending it with my family. Also, I am an avid history and philosophy buff. The newest hobby I've acquired is salsa dancing, which I wholeheartedly enjoy with the passion and fervor of life itself.
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