Nicole Marie Mills

Mills ADR Services
Contact: 925.351.3171
Law School: Cornell University
Jurisdiction: California


About Nicole Marie Mills
For 11 years, Ms. Mills practiced law as a litigator. In Spring, 2007, she gave up the practice of litigation to focus exclusively on mediation. Today, Ms. Mills is a mediator focusing on elder mediation and civil mediation. Most of her practice is in Contra Costa County, but she will travel throughout the Bay Area for mediation.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Mediator, Owner, Mills ADR Services
Ms. Mills is the owner of Mills ADR Services, which provides mediation services, specializing in Elder Mediation and Civil Mediation. Mills ADR Services is based in Walnut Creek, California and generally services both Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
Of Counsel, Garcia Law Group
While at Garcia Law Group, Ms. Mills served the needs of small businesses and small business owners as litigator. She handled a variety of cases including (among other things): elder abuse (financial and physical), trust and will contest, fraud, breach of contract and non-disclosure. Ms. Mills represented her clients in Court, mediation and negotiation.
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
While at Skadden, Ms. Mills was on the litigation team that defended what was, at the time, the largest securities class action to date, working on all aspects of the case, including the Answer, discovery, briefing, motion practice and mediation efforts.
Associate, Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May
While at Crosby, Ms. Mills re-focused her practice on litigation, working primarily on class-action litigation from the insurance defense perspective, and moved from Southern to Northern California, staying with the firm during that move.
Associate, Sonnenschien, Nath & Rosenthal
Ms. Mills began her practice at Sonnenschien, first as a Summer Associate in 1995, and then as an Associate in the Washington, DC office. Ms. Mills practiced as a litigator on a variety of matters, and was fortunate to work on the civil case filed against the bombers of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In Fall, 1997, Ms. Mills moved from DC to Southern California, staying with the firm, but working primarily on Health Care and insurance matters.
Cornell UniversityLaw DegreeLaw
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
Activities: Moot Court Executive Board
Bates CollegeUndergraduate DegreeHistory, Women's Studies, French
Honors: Dana Scholar, Graduated Cum Laude, Honors Thesis
Professional Activities
Volunteer Center for Human Development 2008-Current
Details: Volunteer mediator with the Center for Human Development which provides free or low cost mediation services for members of the community in Contra Costa County
Member/Volunteer Congress of Neutrals 2007-Current
Details: Volunteer with the Congress of Neutrals, which provides mediation services in the Superior Courts of Contra Costa County.
Professional Associations
Editorial Board, Contra Costa County Bar Association- Lawyer Magazine
Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association
Member, California State Bar


Mills ADR Services
P.O. Box 2134
Walnut Creek, CA 94595-0134
Telephone: 925.351.3171
Telephone: 925.351.3171