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Richard W. Millar, Jr., Esq.

Mediator & Arbitrator


  • University of San Francisco School of Law J.D. Law Review, Moot Court
  • Western State College of Law (Honorary) J.D.


  • Supreme Court of California, U.S. District Courts: Central, Southern, Northern
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Friedman, Stoffe & Gerard, Of Counsel - present
  • Millar, Hodges & Bemis 1979 - 2017
  • Millar & Heckman 1975 - 1978
  • Eilers Stewart Pangman & Millar 1972 - 1975
  • Iverson & Hogoboom 1967 - 1972
  • Los Angeles District Attorney 1966 - 1967

Professional practice: litigation, business disputes, appellate, probate, real estate, legal malpractice, professional liability, homeowner association.

Published Cases

  • Darling, Inc. v. Controlled Environments Construction (89CalApp4th1221)
  • Canal Randolph Anaheim v. Wilkowski (103CalApp3rd)
  • Askew v. Askew (22CalApp4th942)

Memberships, Honors, Awards

  • Orange County Bar Association: Chair Business Litigation Section 1981
  • Chair Judiciary Committee 1988, 1990, 1991, 2010; OCBA President 2002
  • Former Director Charitable Fund; Director Master's Division 2012-present
  • Recipient of the "2016 Franklin G. West Award"
  • American Bar Association: Litigation, Senior Lawyers, House of Delegates
  • American Bar Foundation: Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Western State College of Law Board of Advisors 2004-present
  • Peter Elliott Inn of Court: President 2014
  • Authored 160 columns "Millar's JurisDiction" Orange County Lawyer Magazine
  • Martindale AV rated pre-eminent 35 yrs; Millar, Hodges, Bemis AVVO rated:10
  • Bluffs Homeowners Assn and Newport Hills Comm. Assn. Past President

ADR Experience

50 years of litigation practice, 100+ trials, 50+ appeals, and served as Superior Court Temporary Judge in civil trials, law & motion, mandatory settlement conferences. He has served privately and is available as: Arbitrator, Mediator, Early Neutral Evaluator, and Discovery Referee in matters involving: complex business disputes, appellate, probate, real estate, legal malpractice, etc.

Jurist and Attorney Testimonials

"Dick epitomizes the best of the legal profession"

"Attorney of the old school - a paragon of civility"

"Great knowledge of the law"

"Works tirelessly... kind hearted and good natured"

"He will offer learned advice or a sympathetic ear"

"Mr. Millar uses humor and compassion in his ADR style.