About Stephanie L. Millea, Esq.

Stephanie L. Millea is a Partner with Kahana & Feld. Ms. Millea’s practice focuses largely on the defense of corporate entities and individuals in the context of litigated and pre-litigation claims involving construction matters, real property disputes, business disputes and general liability cases, among others. Ms. Millea has significant experience in insurance defense and representation of general contractors in California complex construction defect cases, often involving a dozen or more parties. Ms. Millea has also defended numerous clients in business litigation and in cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Ms. Millea is particularly adept at utilizing dispositive motions and the pursuit of cross-complaint/cross-claim strategies to better protect her clients in the context of high exposure cases. Outside of the office, Ms. Millea enjoys teaching her daughter to “swim in the ocean like a dolphin” and cheering on the California Golden Bears.

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor, Cum Laude)
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude)
    • Chi Omega Philanthropy Chair

 

Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • California State Courts
  • California District Courts

Professional Highlights

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Speaker
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy’s College of Trial Advocacy 2015
  • Delivered numerous Continuing Education lectures to insurance and construction industry professionals
  • Defended multiple high exposure construction defect cases by extricating construction contractor clients
  • Obtained favorable results in general liability matters on behalf of numerous defendants

Community Involvement

  • Member of Claims and Litigation Alliance
  • Member of Women and Diversity Committee
  • Member of Association of Southern California Defense Attorneys
  • Member of Orange County Claims and Litigation Chapter
  • University of California, Irvine Academy of Law Panel Volunteer
  • Volunteer with local charity (Bracken’s Kitchen) to deliver warm, nutritious meals to children living in poverty