Ms. McMillan obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of New South Wales in Australia in April 1993, after which she returned to the United States to attend law school. Ms. McMillan received her J.D. from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California in 1996, having graduated from Western State University Magna Cum Laude in the top 5% of her class. Ms. McMillan was placed on either the Honor Roll or the Dean’s High Honors Roll for every semester of law school.
Ms. McMillan received a number of American Jurisprudence Awards and a Director’s Scholarship (based upon obtaining the highest class ranking after one year of law school), and was selected for a Court of Appeal Internship with Justice David G. Sills. Ms. McMillan was also a member of Law Review where she was a Staff Editor, Production Editor and a Special Projects Editor. She co-authored a special project article published in 1996 in the Western State University Law Review relating to Proposition 209.
Ms. McMillan became a member of the Bar of the State of California in 1997, having passed the bar on the first attempt. Ms. McMillan has practiced law in California since 1997, originally as an associate at the law firm of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley and Jennett from 1997 to 1999; and thereafter was an associate at the law firm of Donner, Fernandez & Lauby (former partners of Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley and Jennett) from 1999 to 2002. In 2002, Ms. McMillan left Donner, Fernandez to practice plaintiffs’ employment law with Stevens & Carlberg, and has been handling employment litigation matters since that time.
Since being admitted to practice law, Ms. McMillan has amassed extensive litigation experience and has conducted well over 2,000 depositions.
Ms. McMillan utilizes her prior defense litigation skills and knowledge to zealously advocate for employees in trial, arbitration and mediation. Recent verdicts and judgments in employment cases Ms. McMillan has co-chaired with Daniel Stevens include a $3.1 million and $1.9 million verdict.
As an invalauble part of our team since 2002, we were excited to name her a partner at the firm in 2010.