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Matthew D. McMillan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Attorney in San Diego, CA

Caufield & James LLP
2851 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 410
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-325-0441
Fax: 619-325-0231
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed in California Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Environmental, Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew D. McMillan is an associate at the law firm of Caufield & James, L.L.P., in San Diego, California. Mr. McMillan practices in the areas of bad faith insurance law, business law, environmental law, insurance law, land use/zoning law and real estate law. He represents a wide range of clients, including individuals, small businesses and major corporations that come from San Diego and throughout California.

A licensed attorney for more than 10 years, Mr. McMillan is committed to providing personalized service and knowledgeable representation to his clients. Over the course of his career, he has handled a variety of environmental law matters involving cleanup, hazardous waste, regulatory compliance, water law and water pollution. He has experience with complex litigation in these and other areas.

Before joining Caulfield & James, L.L.P., Mr. McMillan gained legal experience through interning at the Sierra Club, an environmental organization dedicated to exploring and protecting the environment. Outside of the office, he enjoys staying active in his legal community and is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the Surfrider Foundation.

Mr. McMillan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from Hawaii Pacific University. He earned his law degree from California Western School of Law. While attending law school, he was a member of the university’s environmental law society. He holds an active law license before all California state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Environmental
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Land Use/Zoning
  • 10%Real Estate: Business
Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

About Matthew D. McMillan

First Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Member, Environmental Law Society, California Western School of Law

Educational Background

  • Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii, B.A. in English with magna cum laude, Honors: President's Host and Speaker at Faculty-Support Conference

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Original Work, Farmer  

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Surfrider Foundation, Member, 2005  

Bar/Professional Activity

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2009  
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2009
  • California, 2009
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Office Location for Matthew D. McMillan

2851 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 410
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: 619-325-0441

Fax: 619-325-0231

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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