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JAMIE M. MCMILLAN
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LAW OFFICE OF JAMIE M. McMILLAN

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2223 LAGUNA DEL CAMPO
TEMPLETON, CA 93465
USA
805-260-0721
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Description of Practice

Over 34 years as an attorney, with extensive litigation, business and transactional experience and maintains a successful law and mediation practice with emphasis on business, real estate, construction, civil litigation, entertainment law, equine law, family law and all areas of dispute resolution. Extensive training in mediation and negotiation, including a Masters in Dispute Resolution from Straus Institute at Pepperdine School of Law. Ability to tailor the mediation approach to the particular subject matter and circumstances due to a broad base of knowledge and experience. Trained internationally, and in faith based diplomacy techniques which have been successfully applied in family law mediations.

Professional Background

Law Office of Jamie M. McMillan 1993-present
L. Kies Trucking, Inc., CFO, House Counsel - 2018-present
Kies & Son Construction, Inc., CFO, House Counsel - 2016-present
Slaten Law, P.C., Of Counsel - since 2010
APHA/AQHA Horse breeding business-2004-2011 1997-2007 J.B. Kies Construction, Santa Maria, CA/Paso Robles,CA - Majority S/H, CEO, House Counsel Coast Engineering & Mechanical, Inc. Circle K Equipment Company Western States Steel (Nevada corp.) Jaquith & McMillan, Santa Maria, CA - Partner 1992-93 Smith & McMillan, Santa Maria, CA - Partner 1991-1992 Craig Smith & Associates, Santa Maria, CA - Associate Attorney (transactions, litigation) 1988-1991 Tardiff, Rothe & Staton, Santa Barbara, CA - Associate Attorney (insurance defense) 1986-88 Santa Barbara County, Office of the County Counsel,- Special Counsel 1985-86

Experience

Mediating since 2007, with primary emphasis of practice in mediation since 2010, in a variety of mediation and negotiation and facilitation matters.

Degrees

Jamie M. McMillan JD, MDR, received her B.A. English, cum laude, from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1981, JD from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1984, is admitted to the California State Bar, and completed a Masters in Dispute Resolution from Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law in May 2010.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
MAY 2010 -MDR    PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW STRAUS INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION    Masters in Dispute Resolution 2007-2010
MAY 18-27,2009    STRAUS INSTITUTE DISPUTE RESOLUTION INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOUR    LONDON & GENEVA - 2 weeks led by Peter Robinson
2009 Externship    Straus Institute Mediation Clinic    20 Mediations w/debrief&critique-Max Factor/Judge Alexander Williams
2009-2010 Externship    Straus Institute    180 Hours Meditations w/ David Peterson JD,MDR,LLM
2009-2010 Externship    Straus Institute - Independent Study    Apology, & Forgiveness Case Studies - Peter Robinson, Advisor
August 2007    Straus Institute - Mediating The Litigated Case    6 days - Malibu Campus
2010    Ventura County Superior Court    20 hours - Mediation Training for Mediating with Seniors
June23-25,2011    Straus Institute-George D. Calkins,Hon Victoria Chaney    3 days-Mediating Complex Construction Disputes
March 21,2013    Straus Institute-Lessons from South Africa    I day-A Conversation about Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Healing
March 22, 2013    Straus Institute-Father Michael Lapsley,SSM    1 day-Introductory Workshop about the Healings of Memories and Journeys of Forgiveness
August 20, 2015    Straus Institute-Tom Stipanovich    1.5 hrs-Rebels on the Lot:Backstage Battles in the Golden Age of Hollywood
May 2020    Mediate.com-Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clarre Fowler    20 hrs - Mediating eCommerce,Property and Workplace Disputes Online
May 2020    Mediate.com-Jim Melamed, Colin Rule, Clare Fowler, Michael Aurit -    20 hrs-Mediating Family Disputes Online
May 2020    San Luis Obispo County Bar Assn -ADR Section    1hr- Zoom Mediation

Approach

Each situation is extensively evaluated to determine 1) the most effective methods to use to achieve the goals of the parties to resolve their differences, and 2) to best bring the full depth of knowledge and experience to the particular set of circumstances and create a durable agreement.

Fees

Fees range from $250 to $450 per hour depending on the type of case and the number of parties.

Other Information

Member of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association (ADR Section), San Luis Obispo County Builders Association, American Paint House Association, American Quarter Horse Association and ASEA (equine appraisers) a division of ASAA, and is a member of Film Specific. She has successfully owned and operated several businesses, including a construction company, a structural steel company, an equipment leasing company and a horse operation, and currently is involved in independent film production, writing and producing, trucking and construction.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Animal
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • HOA
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Pet Mediation
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Sports
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach

References

Thomas J. Stipanowich, Academic Director Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Clifton E. Slaten, J.D., MDR Slaten Law, P.C. Peter Robinson, Managing Director Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

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