We Are A Results-Oriented Law Firm

Trial-Tested Representation In
Insurance Law And Real Estate Law

When you need a good result, hire a trial lawyer who has the ability to go and get it. You can turn to my trusted firm, The McMillan Law Firm, for straightforward guidance and powerful advocacy.

Getting Results Across Southern California For Over 20 Years

Our Practice Areas

Attorney McMillan With A Client

Why Insurance Companies
Don’t Mess With Me

When an insurance company shirks its duty after you’ve paid thousands of dollars in premiums, it’s normal to feel betrayed. That’s because you were betrayed.

Insurers make money by denying legitimate claims filed by everyday Californians like yourself. If they do offer to pay out, it’s usually a pittance compared to the real value of your claim.

I am Scott McMillan, a litigator with a long track record of courtroom victories. For every single client I take on, I prepare as if their case is going to trial. If an insurance company (or any big defendant) thinks you are angling for a settlement, they may be less willing to compromise. When they know your attorney will try the case – and has a history of results – they tend to be more open to persuasion.

A Trial Lawyer For The Little Guy

Corporate lawyers are a dime a dozen. Less common is an attorney who represents the average person against those big companies. My clients are regular people and small business owners in San Diego County and throughout Southern California who find themselves in a legal bind. A fight with an insurance company. A real estate transaction gone bad. An escalated dispute with a neighbor. Violation of your employment rights.


My approach is no-nonsense. I won’t sugarcoat your situation or give you wishy-washy answers. Just straight talk and straight advice, backed by two decades of getting results. I genuinely want to get a good outcome for my clients … and I do not like to lose.

Success Stories

Mancinelli v. Rustie’s Unique Designs, Inc.

The McMillan Law Firm represented a doll manufacturer in a lawsuit against a competitor for breach of contract and other causes of action. At trial, the jury awarded the client $962,000, of which $350,000 was punitive damages.

Mendoza-Caballero, et al. v. Lee, et al

The McMillan Law Firm represented an immigrant and his family who were done dirty by their landlord after purchasing a snack bar at an indoor swap meet. When the lawsuit was filed for damages relating to the sale of the business, the defendant offered only $20,000. After three days of trial, Scott McMillan obtained a net recovery of $185,000 for his clients, including a cash settlement of $150,000 plus satisfaction of the $35,000 judgment held by the landlord.

Thomas v. Fry Electronics

Scott McMillan prevailed in an interlocutory appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on behalf of his client who was wrongfully denied relief under California’s anti-SLAPP laws. The case confirmed that litigants in federal court are entitled to anti-SLAPP remedies, including striking of counterclaims and awarding of court fees and costs for defending nuisance suits.

High-Caliber Representation For Real Estate And Insurance Disputes

The McMillan Law Firm is one of Southern California’s premier law firms representing the interests of policy holders in insurance law and property owners in real estate law.

I have handled every type of insurance coverage dispute, including bad faith lawsuits against insurance companies for wrongly denying, delaying or lowballing valid claims.

Whether it’s homeowner’s insurance, commercial insurance, long-term disability or some other type of policy, I fight insurers to make them pay.

I have litigated all facets of real estate and property law, including fraud and non-disclosure, breach of contract and failure to pay, nuisance and boundary disputes, title insurance disputes, conflicts with HOAs and more. Whether you are initiating legal action or being sued, I’ve got your back.

Work Ethic And Relevant Experience

Our Testimonials

“Scott has been my attorney on several matters. I first hired him in 2013 and over the past 3 years I have spent a lot of time with him, giving me the opportunity to get to know him very well. I can not speak highly enough about his character.”

– Dmitri

“My legal affairs have been handled for years by Mr. McMillan. As a technical person and a businessman, I appreciate the ability of my attorney-at-law to correctly communicate and translate legal content so it becomes understandable to

– K. Gerhardt

“Thanks a lot for being a terrific lawyer and if I have another case I will definitely call on you and nobody else.

– Kevin Burnett

“Your work has been very punctual and excellent. I would recommend you to any of my friends and family. I have faith in your work and you have always been kind and true.”

– Santo DiGrigoli

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