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Judge Millard served as Judge in the Orange County Superior Court for 20 years, in Department 35, until his retirement in April, 1999. He is currently available for Arbitration, Mediation and Private Judging assignments. He was twice elected by his peers as the Court's Presiding Judge in 1996 and 1997, was Assistant Presiding Judge from 1992 through 1995, and served as Supervising Judge of the Family Law Department in 1989. Well known for his expertise in Family Law, he also served on General Trial, Civil Law & Motion and statewide Civil Coordination and Complex Civil Litigation assignments and panels. His extensive experience handling a wide variety of disputes includes all types of business, insurance, personal injury, family law matters, construction and land use. Judge Millard earned numerous awards throughout his career from a variety of legal associations. He was an instructor in various CEB programs, a seminar panelist for numerous Bar Association programs, and the author of many published articles on Family Law and Criminal Investigations. Our clients describe him as “very knowledgeable and candid.”


Judge, Superior Court, Orange County, Department 35 (1979-99)
Presiding Judge (1996, 1997); Asst. Presiding Judge (1992-95); Supervising Judge, High Impact Trial Team (1998-99); Chairperson, Trial Courts of Orange County Coordination Planning Committee (1996, 1997)
Chairperson, Presiding Judges Advisory Committee of the California Judicial Council (1996, 1997); Vice-Chair (1996)
Member, Executive Committee of the Superior Court (1983-99); Member, California Judicial Council Trial Court Budget Commission (1994-97); Member, SCA 4 Implementation Working Group to implement Trial Court Unification (1997-1998)
Private Law Practice, Orange County, concentrating on Criminal Defense work (1969-71); Certified Criminal Law Specialist (1975)
Trial Attorney, Bank of America, Los Angeles (1965-66)


Founding Member, Robert A. Banyard Inn of Court of the American Inn of Court (1988)
Member, California Judges Assn., Metropolitan Superior Court Assn. and Calvary Church, Santa Ana, Christian Businessmen's Committee of Santa Ana
California Judicial College (1979)


Recipient, 1996 Judge of the Year Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, O. C. Chapter
Recipient, Hon. J.E.T. Rutter Award for Outstanding Contributions to Family Law, O. C. Bar Association, Family Law Section (1989)
Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Community, O. C. Women Lawyers (1981)


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law (1964)
B.A., Political Science, California State University (1960)


Construction Defect
Family Law
Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith
Land Use
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury