SCOTT R MCMILLEN
Scott R. McMillen, became Senior Counsel to Paul Knopf Bigger in December 2020. He started his legal career representing hospitals and doctors, but for the last 33 years, he has been exclusively representing patients in medical malpractice cases. Mr. McMillen received his B.S. Degree in 1976 from Florida State University, and a Doctor of Law degree from Emory University in 1979. He has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 1980, and in Georgia since 1979. Effective June 2021, he was elected to a two-year term on the Georgia Bar Board of Governors. He has served on the boards of many charitable and community arts organizations.
He is has twice been a member of the Board of Directors of The Florida Justice Association, which is the large statewide organization of trial lawyers in Florida (formerly called The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers). He has twice served as Chairman of the Florida Justice Association’s Medical Malpractice Committee. He has been elected by his peers to serve as the President of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Orange County Bar Association and President of the Orange County Legal Aid Society. He was elected to serve as a Governor of the Florida Bar Association’s Board of Governors from 2008 to 2014. Mr. McMillen also handles medical malpractice cases in Georgia and is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
He has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” and as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. He has also been rated as “AV- Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, and “Superb – 10 out of 10” by AVVO. Florida Trend Magazine has previously named him to their list of lawyers considered to be the “Legal Elite.”