Major Practice Areas

Franchise and Distribution Litigation / Arbitration / Mediation Practice

Michael F. Millerick at practice For well over 20 years, Mr. Millerick has successfully handled a variety of franchise and distribution disputes on behalf of both franchisors and franchisees. His practice has included representation of clients in many states in addition to California. Mr. Millerick is known throughout the United States based on his role as advocate, mediator, expert witness, and an active participant in bar-related organizations in the area of franchise and distribution law.

Several of Mr. Millerick’s clients are long-term while others have single matters which they want litigated, arbitrated or mediated as the occasion requires. Mr. Millerick has handled hundreds of litigation matters in his career and well over 400 arbitration and mediation matters.

Mr. Millerick has also been selected and has testified in arbitration proceedings as an expert concerning franchise and distribution matters. Mr. Millerick serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and is listed on its National Roster of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Millerick is a mediator specializing in franchise and distribution matters.

A member of the California Bar since 1987, Mr. Millerick is a Franchise Forum member of the American Bar Association, a past member of the California State Bar Franchise Committee, a member of the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers, and an affiliate member of the International Franchise Association. The California State Bar certified Mr. Millerick as a Franchise & Distribution Law Specialist in 2009 and continuously thereafter.

Construction Defect Practice

Mr. Millerick has successfully handled numerous construction defect matters ranging from single homeowner issues to multiple unit condominium and commercial building litigation. His practice includes handling matters which involve significant earth movement and landslide issues as well as more typical homeowner claims such as leaking windows, leaking roofs, or faulty component construction.

Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith Practice

Mr. Millerick has had the privilege of representing many large corporations and governmental agencies, including the Port of San Diego and the County of San Diego, in numerous significant insurance coverage/bad faith matters. In addition, Mr. Millerick has regularly represented individuals and small businesses concerning insurance issues of all types including general liability claims, professional liability, property losses, and other personal insurance matters.

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    Litigation / Arbitration / Mediation

  • Franchise Transactional / Negotiation Matters

  • American Arbitration Association Arbitrator

  • Business Litigation

  • Construction Defect

  • Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Expert Witness Services

  • Trusted Southern California Local Counsel