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Jamie McMillan

Jamie McMillan has been an attorney for over 34 years, providing quality guidance and representation to clients in their personal lives, as well as in their businesses. She has faithfully served them as a skilled advocate in the courtroom, and as a trusted counselor, helping them confidently achieve their goals and pursue their dreams. Meeting the needs of her clients in an effective, efficient, expeditious and affordable manner has always been the core value of her advocacy. This legal background serving clients, combined with her extensive training and broad experience in all forms of dispute resolution, allows her to quickly assess your situation and determine the best course of action to meet your specific needs. Read on to learn more about her unique approach and her commitment to your success.


Law Office of Jamie M. McMillan 1993-present
L. Kies Trucking, Inc., CFO, House Counsel, Business Consultant – 2018-present
Kies & Son Construction, Inc., CFO, House Counsel, Business Consultant – 2016-present
Slaten Law, P.C., Of Counsel – since 2010

MediationExpress panel mediator – July 2020 to August 2022
APHA/AQHA Horse breeding business-2004-2011
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 –
(transactions, litigation) 1988-1991
Tardiff, Rothe & Staton, Santa Barbara, CA – Associate Attorney (insurance defense) 1986-88
Santa Barbara County, Office of the County Counsel(Ken Nelson),- Special Counsel 1985-86

ADR Experience

I have practiced for 34 years as a California licensed attorney, and have extensive education and experience in the legal fields of civil litigation, business, construction, real estate, equine, and entertainment, with broad courtroom and transactional experience handling complex matters in those areas.
My many wonderful clients have allowed me to enjoy a successful boutique law practice focused on providing access to excellent affordable legal services in a supportive, patient, expeditious and efficient manner. Some of my treasured clients have been with me for most of my 34 years as an attorney.
I bring that same level of commitment to offering state of the art online dispute resolution services, including online mediation, and many other methods and techniques to assist you in resolving your disputes and coming to agreement in a variety of circumstances. I have made it a priority to constantly update my training and skills to broaden my knowledge of the most current information in the dispute resolution field.
In 2010, I earned a Masters in Dispute Resolution (MDR) at the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law, for years ranked as the number one dispute resolution program. To earn that degree I studied all aspects of dispute resolution with the best instructors in the world, from Fall 2007 to Spring 2010. As part of my degree, in 2009, I traveled with Straus Institute to London and Geneva and studied international dispute resolution, and diplomacy techniques, including faith-based diplomacy, that I have applied to my practice. In the summer of 2022 I became a Certified International Mediator with the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) located in London.


In 2020 at earned Certified Online Mediator and Certified Online Family Mediator designations and became a mediator on the panel of exciting new dispute resolution website
This broad base of knowledge and experience, including the international and faith-based diplomacy training, allows me the unique ability to tailor the mediation approach to your circumstances and subject matter. I look forward to talking with you and developing a personalized plan together to resolve your disputes.
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.


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.

Areas Of Practice

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

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Designer

Fees and Provisos

Fees range from $200 to $450 per hour depending on the type of case and the number of parties. Through MediationExpress affordable fees are offered at $99 for each of the first three 30 minute meetings and then $200 per hour after the first three 30 minute meetings for property, ecommerce and workplace resolutions.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • CEDR - Centre for Effective DR