Attorney Profiles

The attorneys and staff at Millstein & Associates combine talent, experience and intellectual rigor with a commitment to achieving the best results for our clients. While we pride ourselves on being well prepared for trial, our goal is to work with our clients to find the most appropriate solution to meet the client's goals and interests.

David MillsteinDavid Millstein

During his more than 30 years as a practicing attorney, David Millstein has established himself as a sought-after, go-to lawyer for clients with the most complicated and complex cases in a wide array of practice areas. Throughout, he has given his clients the “small-firm” experience of personalized attention that is tailored to best understanding and achieving his clients’ goals in a cost-effective manner. His experience and success in and out of the courtroom have earned him the well-placed confidence of individuals, businesses and professional and industry associations that seek his advice and skills as a litigator in the most demanding cases.

As an attorney adept at handling a variety of legal issues, David’s trial and litigation practice includes disputes involving business and commerce, employment, custody and probate, and personal injury. His work for both plaintiffs and defendants has resulted in victories at all levels in local, state and federal courts. When more resources are needed for the largest cases, David has assembled and led teams of other experienced attorneys.

David’s talents have been recognized by satisfied clients and by his peers in the legal community. In academia, David has been invited to share his knowledge of trial advocacy with aspiring attorneys and taught extensively as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hastings College of the Law, on the faculty of the Advocacy Clinic at Stanford University Law School, at Berkeley Law as well as at the University of San Francisco Institute for Trial Advocacy.

David has been recognized in the legal industry with numerous professional appointments, including his service with the Judicial Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco, where he helps to evaluate and vet judicial candidates. Also, the State Bar of California Board of Governors appointed David as a Probate Monitor of the Office of Trials. His capable negotiation skills were showcased when he served as the Arbitrator of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for several years. Finally, his legal aptitude has been utilized in San Francisco Superior Court where he has handled civil disputes as a Judge Pro Tem.

With a strong background in trial and litigation, David’s has the savvy to pursue mediation and arbitration whenever it may save time, money and hassle for his clients.

In addition to his longtime private practice, David served for one year as Chief Assistant District Attorney in San Francisco. Throughout his career, media sources have sought him out to provide insightful commentary on topical, timely and newsworthy cases. In addition, numerous law journals and other publications have published David’s legal writing and commentary. He earned his law degree at the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

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