John B. McMillan

Position: Shareholder

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3605 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 500
Raleigh, NC 27612

John B. McMillan
 

An attorney at Manning Fulton & Skinner, P.A., John B. McMillan has more than 40 years' experience representing clients before the North Carolina General Assembly, including major national corporations, such as Allstate Insurance Company and Bayer Corporation and national trade associations such as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and American Insurance Association. He has represented many North Carolina associations and entities in legislative matters, including the Insurance Federation of North Carolina and the Self Insurance Security Association. John drafted and led the lobbying effort to pass North Carolina's Product Liability Act in 1979 and was the business coalition leader in the efforts to successfully rewrite North Carolina's workers compensation laws in 1993 and to pass tort reform in 1995. John has been ranked as one of the most effective lobbyists in North Carolina by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, Inc. for the past 20 years.

John also represents individuals and large and small corporations in all levels of North Carolina state and federal court litigation. In addition, he has a broad and deep practice representing a variety of clients before various North Carolina state administrative agencies.  He has significant experience representing landowners in condemnation cases brought by state and local governmental agencies. His representation includes dispute resolution through negotiations, mediations and trials.

John is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2007-2016) in the areas of Government Relations Law (Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, 2011, 2014) and  Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2013, 2015, 2017). He is also recognized in Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite (2005) in the area of Litigation and in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2016).

John is the Past President of the North Carolina State Bar, the Wake County Bar Association, and the University of North Carolina School of Law Alumni Association. He is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education seminars on land condemnation cases and professional ethics.

Education

  • University of North Carolina (J.D., 1967)
  • University of North Carolina (B.A., 1964)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 1967
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

  •  North Carolina State Bar
    • President (2008-2009)
    • President-Elect (2007-2008)
    • Vice President (2006-2007)
    • State Bar Council (1997-2010)
    • Executive Committee (2002-2010)
    • Legislative Committee, (2002-2006), Chair (2004-2006)
    • Committee to Review the ABA's Ethics 2000 Commission Report (2001-2002)
    • Emerging Issues Committee (2000-Present)
    • Grievance Committee (1997-2004); Chair (2003-2004)
    • Ethics Committee (2004- 2006)
    • Rules of Professional Conduct Rewrite Committee (1994-1997)
    • Committee to Rewrite the Rules Governing Disciplinary Procedure (1990-1991)
    • Disciplinary Hearing Commission (1981-1990) Chair (1986-1990)
  • North Carolina State Bar Foundation
    • Chair, Board of Trustees (2010-present)
  • North Carolina IOLTA
    • Board of Trustees (2010 - present)
    • Vice - Chair (2015 - 2016)
    • Chair (2016 - 2017)
  • Wake County Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee (2000-2008)
    • Bench/Bar Committee, Chair (1996-1997) (2006)
    • Long Range Planning Committee, Chair (1990-1993)
    • Wake County/10th District Bar, President (1985)
    • Board of Directors (1984-1985)
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Legislative Advisory Committee, Chair (1997-2001)
    • North Carolina Commission for the Delivery of Legal Services (1996-1998); Chair, Legislative Advocacy Working Coalition
    • 4ALL Task Force; Legislative Chair (2007)
  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism (2003-2006, 2009)
  • American Bar Association
    • House of Delegates (2011-2015)
    • Chief Justice's Commission on Equal Access to Justice (2011-2016)

Community Activities

  • North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund
    • Board of Trustees (2002-2013)
    • Chair (2011-2013)
  • The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter
    • Board of Trustees (1989-1998)
    • Chair (1995-1998)
  • Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
    • Board & Executive Committee (1990-2010)
    • President (1997-1998)
  • The Law Alumni Association of University of North Carolina
    • Board of Directors (1990-2012)
    • President (2006-2007)
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Occoneechee Council Executive Board (2000-2004)
    • Scoutmaster for 25 years
  • East Central Community Legal Services Board (1985-1988)
  • White Memorial Presbyterian Church
    • Former Deacon
    • Former Elder and Clerk of Session 

Awards

  • North Carolina State Bar Distinguished Service Award (2010)
  • UNC Law Alumni Distinguished Alumnus Award (2010)
  • Chief Justice Commission on Equal Access to Justice Award (2009)
  • North Carolina Association of Mortgage Professionals, President’s Award (2002)            
  • Wake County Bar Association, Joseph Branch Professionalism Award (2000)
  • Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, John B. Rogers, Jr. Leadership Award (1999)
  • Wake County Bar Association President’s Award (1996)
  • Legal Services of North Carolina Lawyer's Lawyer Award (1991)
  • East Central Community Services Legal Services Award (1988)

Reported Cases

  • US Court of Claims
216 Ct. Cl. 447, 578 F.2d 1389 (1978)
 
347 F. Supp. 13 (E.D.N.C. 1972)
 
  • US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
788 F. Supp. 262 (M.D.N.C. 1992)
 
  • North Carolina Court of Appeals
12 N.C. App. 410, 183 S.E.2d 843 (1971)
 
79 N.C. App. 579, 339 S.E.2d 855 (1986)
 
68 N.C. App. 293, 314 S.E.2d 749 (1984)
 
114 N.C. App. 815, 443 S.E.2d 112 (1994)
 
63 N.C. App. 459, 305 S.E.2d 204 (1983)
 
41 N.C. App. 1, 254 S.E.2d 223 (1979)
 
187 N.C. App. 567, 654 S.E.2d 47 (2007)
 
83 N.C. App. 307, 350 S.E.2d 137 (1986)
 
71 N.C. App. 771, 323 S.E.2d 427 (1984)
 
19 N.C. App. 260, 198 S.E.2d 462 (1973)
 
95 N.C. App. 182, 381 S.E.2d 889 (1989)
 
76 N.C. App. 231, 332 S.E.2d 503 (1985)
 
67 N.C. App. 741, 314 S.E.2d 272 (1984)
 
38 N.C. App. 406, 248 S.E.2d 571 (1978)
 
23 N.C. App. 377, 209 S.E.2d 423 (1974)
 
192 N.C. App. 635, 666 S.E.2d 667 (2008)
 
123 N.C. App. 163, 472 S.E.2d 578 (1996)
 
40 N.C. App. 630, 253 S.E.2d 605 (1979)
 
97 N.C. App. 400, 388 S.E.2d 608 (1990)
 
70 N.C. App. 159, 319 S.E.2d 636 (1984)
 
49 N.C. App. 206, 271 S.E.2d 302 (1980)
 
12 N.C. App. 32, 182 S.E.2d 204 (1971)
 
10 N.C. App. 598, 179 S.E.2d 834 (1971)
 
14 N.C. App. 183, 188 S.E.2d 56 (1972)
 
14 N.C. App. 139, 187 S.E.2d 464 (1972)
 
113 N.C. App. 812, 440 S.E.2d 331 (1994)
 
  • North Carolina Supreme Court
355 N.C. 348, 561 S.E.2d 498 (2002)
 
351 N.C. 589, 528 S.E.2d 568 (2000)
 
311 N.C. 752, 321 S.E.2d 128 (1984)
 
313 N.C. 143, 326 S.E.2d 261 (1985)
 
290 N.C. 457, 226 S.E.2d 498 (1976)
 
288 N.C. 122, 217 S.E.2d 551 (1975)
 
363 N.C. 374, 678 S.E.2d 666 (2009)
 
362 N.C. 682, 668 S.E.2d 896 (2008)
 
344 N.C. 439, 474 S.E.2d 791 (1996)
 
344 N.C. 632, 476 S.E.2d 135 (1996)
 
460 S.E.2d 320, 1995 N.C. LEXIS 449 (1995)
 
347 N.C. 627, 496 S.E.2d 369 (1998)
 
318 N.C. 534, 350 S.E.2d 66 (1986)
 
302 N.C. 274, 275 S.E.2D 399 (1981) 
 

 
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