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Walter J. Millar

Walter J. Millar

OF COUNSEL

Phone: (805) 546-8785
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Practice Areas:

  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Admiralty Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Risk Management
  • Catastrophic Incident Management
Walt Millar‘s practice involves civil litigation with a focus on the defense of product liability cases on behalf of manufacturers and retailers. He has litigated cases throughout California, many other states and two Canadian Provinces. He has advised numerous national and international corporate clients on risk management, consumer information, product labeling and warnings and litigation management. Walt currently acts as national counsel for marine manufacturers.

Walt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University in 1974. He received his law degree in 1978. He was a member of the San Diego Police Department from 1969 to 1979. Walt was then hired as house counsel for Hobie Cat Sailboats in Oceanside, California in May of 1980. After four years Walt began private practice representing Hobie, The Coleman Company and many of their subsidiaries. Walt continued his work in this area representing numerous recreational product manufacturers.

In addition to being admitted to practice in the State of California, Walt is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District and Southern District of California. Walt has been admitted pro hac vice in many states.

Walt serves as a San Luis Coastal Unified School District Trustee. He has served three terms as Board President since his election in 2000. Walt has served on the non-profit boards of the SLO Little Theater, International Film Festival and Arts Obispo. He has also volunteered as an attorney coach for Pacific Beach High School’s mock trial team for many years.

Walt and wife Cathy reside in Avila Beach.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • San Luis Coastal Unified School District – Trustee (2000-present)
  • SLO Little Theatre – Board of Directors, former member
  • International Film Festival – Board of Directors, former member
  • Arts Obispo – Board of Directors, former member
  • Pacific Beach High School – mock trial, volunteer attorney coach

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • California (1979 – present)
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California (1982 – present)

EDUCATION

  • Western State University College of Law (J.D. 1978)
  • San Diego State University (B.S. in Public Administration, 1974)
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