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Scott R. McMillen — Senior Malpractice Trial Attorney

Scott R. McMillen has been specializing in medical malpractice cases for over 3 decades.  He started his legal career representing hospitals and doctors, but for the last 33 years, he has been exclusively representing patients and their families.  Mr. McMillen is Senior Counsel to the law firm of Paul Knopf Bigger, PLLC, working exclusively on medical malpractice claims within that law firm.

Mr. McMillen received his Doctor of Law degree from Emory University  and his B.S. from Florida State University, majoring in Government. While at FSU he earned a Varsity Letter in Track and Field.  He maintains an active license to practice law in both Florida and Georgia.


Mr. McMillen has been recognized in the last 5 editions of Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of medical malpractice.  Recognition by Best Lawyers is based on peer-review surveys and the method used is designed to obtain the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice area.

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“Preeminent Rating” – Martindale-Hubbell
Highest Lawyer Rating Given

Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest lawyer rating service and directory in the world, having first been published in the 1860s. Martindale-Hubbell has rated Mr. McMillen “AV Preeminent – 5 out of 5.″ This is the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell and according to Martindale, this certification is a testament that Mr. McMillen’s attorney peers consider him to have achieved the highest level of professional excellence, and also that he meets very high ethical standards.

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Rated “SUPERB – 10 out of 10”
Highest Rating by AVVO

Mr. McMillen has achieved an Avvo rating of “Superb – 10 out of 10.″ This also is the highest score given. In the Avvo system, all lawyers are rated by the exact same standards using a mathematical model to ensure that the rating system is completely unbiased. As with the Martindale-Hubbell ratings, there is no rating favoritism and lawyers cannot pay to be rated or pay to improve their rating.

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Professional Activities

Throughout his outstanding career, Mr. McMillen has been highly active in community and professional organizations. He has financially supported and served on the boards of many charitable and community arts organizations. He is has 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, President of the Orange County Legal Aid Society, and as a Governor of The Florida Bar (the statewide organization that includes every licensed lawyer in the State of Florida).

For over 20 years Scott McMillen authored the medical malpractice law column in the Journal of the Florida Justice Association which is published monthly and distributed to attorneys and Judges throughout Florida.  Together with his attorney daughter, Allison C. McMillen, he co-authored a chapter of the Florida Medical Malpractice Handbook, Second Edition, published by The Florida Bar Association in 2009. Other important malpractice publications by Mr. McMillen include “The Overlooked Emergency Room Cause of Action” Vol. LXXI, No. 10 The Florida Bar Journal (Nov. 1997), and “The Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations” Vol. LXX, No. 2 The Florida Bar Journal (Feb. 1996).


Not all of the lawyers at our firm are malpractice specialists and we have lawyers who specialize in other areas, for example, significant products liability cases, or auto accidents. Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any other type of significant injury case.

If you believe you need a medical malpractice lawyer, then please contact us. We have specialized in medical malpractice for over 40 years.

Do you think you have a Florida medical malpractice case?  If so, then please fill out our form and tell us about it. Or, feel free to give us a call.  We are easy to talk to, and there is no charge for a consultation.