Nicole Mills, J.D

Associate Dean, School of Law

Nicole Mills photo

Areas Taught: 

  • ​Legal Methods
  • Remedies
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Ethics (paralegal program)

Education:

  • ​Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • Bates College, B.A., cum laude, 1993

State and Federal Bar Memberships:

  • California State Bar, Admitted December, 1997;
  • Northern District of California, Admitted December 1999
  • Eastern District of California, Admitted December 1999;
  • Maryland State Bar, Admitted December, 1996 (inactive) 

Select Professional Experience:

​MEDIATION:

  • Owner/Mediator, Empower Mediation (formerly Mills ADR Services); Walnut Creek, CA- March, 2007- 2021
  • Member of the ADR Panel for the Contra Costa Superior Court- 2012- 2018          
  • Volunteer Mediator, Conflict Resolution Programs, Center for Human Development; Pleasant Hill, CA- August, 2007- 2020

LITIGATION:

  • Of Counsel, Garcia Law Group, APLC; Pleasanton, CA- June, 2004-Jan., 2007
  • Associate, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP; San Francisco, CA- April, 2000-Feb. 2004 
  • Associate, Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May; Oakland, CA- Jan. 1999-April, 2000     
  • Associate, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; Washington, DC & Los Angeles- 1995, 1996- Dec. 1998

TEACHING:

  • Chair, Legal Studies Programs & Core Faculty Law School, JFK College of Law- October, 2019- Dec, 2020
  • Core Faculty Law School
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, JFK College of Law- September, 2017- October, 2019
  • Adjunct Professor of Conflict Resolution, University of the Rockies- November, 2010- Present
  • Mediation Trainer, Center for Human Development; Pleasant Hill, CA-  April, 2010; May, 2014