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William K. Mills

William K. Mills

A founding partner of Parker Mills LLP, William Mills, of counsel, practices in complex business litigation including insurance coverage, malpractice law, products liability, real estate, corporate governance, estate planning and probate, intellectual property and general corporate and governmental representations. Prior to co-founding Parker Mills LLP in 1995, Mr. Mills was a partner at Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard.

Mr. Mills has tried numerous jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations and has served as lead or co-counsel in a wide variety of state and federal complex business case mediations. He has also served as an expert witness and consultant in legal malpractice litigation matters, and as general counsel, he has represented numerous public and private business entities in various stages of development.

Mr. Mills formerly served as general counsel to the California Association of Black Lawyers, a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Judicial Appointments Committee and a board member of the John M. Langston Bar Association.

Mr. Mills is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and is on the Governing Board of the Pilgrim School (Los Angeles). He has served as a member of the Boards of the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Foundation, United Way’s Los Angeles Metropolitan Region Board, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and the Los Angeles County Judicial Procedures Commission.

Areas of Practice:

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intellectual Property
  • General Corporate

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of California, 1982

U.S. District Court Central District of California

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court Southern District of California

U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands


University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 1982

Law Journal: National Black Law Journal, Articles Editor, 1981 – 1982

UCLA Public Interest Law Foundation, Founding Member, 1981

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, A.B., American Government, 1979

Published Works:

Advising Startups: Who’s the Client?, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2013

Practicing Law Defensively (co-author), 2013

Malicious Prosecution Handbook, 2012

Legal Ethics and the Limited Liability Company (co-author), ABTL Report, 2008

A Paperless Office Is Within Reach, ABTL Report,  2008

Expert Grilling,(co-author), Los Angeles Lawyer, November 2001

Practicing Defensive Law in the 1990s, (co-editor), 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibilities and Conduct (COPRAC)

Past Employment Positions:

Lewis, D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, Senior Attorney and Partner, 1991 – 1995

Radcliff & West, Senior Attorney, 1989 – 1991

Buchalter, Nemer Fields & Younger, Senior Associate, 1986 – 1989

Daniels, Baratta & Fine, Attorney, 1982-1986

The Honorable Terry J. Hatter, District Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California, Judicial Law Clerk, 1981 – 1982