Richard S. Mills

Overview

RICHARD S. MILLS is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (1982) and New York Law School (1986).  He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Mr. Mills focuses his practice on a full gamut of complex insurance issues including: company and captive formation, acquisition and regulatory compliance; policy drafting; primary, umbrella, and excess claim review, coverage determination and litigation. He has successfully defended both insurers and their insureds through trial and on appeal, and has secured considerable recoveries in prosecuting subrogation and insurance fraud actions.

Mr. Mills has presented a number of seminars for both insurers and insureds including: “Avoiding Libel Liability,” “Developments in the Duty to Defend,” “Fundamentals of Lender Liability," and presented a white paper, "Some Good Deeds Go Unpunished:  Payment of a Prior Claim Generally Will Not Estop an Insurer from Declining Coverage for Subsequent Similar Claims" to the 2005 Surety Claims Institute.

He is a member of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, as well as the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and Pennsylvania Counsel for Change.
 

  • 2012 Recipient of the Harry A. Griffith Memorial Award

Overview

RICHARD S. MILLS is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (1982) and New York Law School (1986).  He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Mr. Mills focuses his practice on a full gamut of complex insurance issues including: company and captive formation, acquisition and regulatory compliance; policy drafting; primary, umbrella, and excess claim review, coverage determination and litigation. He has successfully defended both insurers and their insureds through trial and on appeal, and has secured considerable recoveries in prosecuting subrogation and insurance fraud actions.

Mr. Mills has presented a number of seminars for both insurers and insureds including: “Avoiding Libel Liability,” “Developments in the Duty to Defend,” “Fundamentals of Lender Liability," and presented a white paper, "Some Good Deeds Go Unpunished:  Payment of a Prior Claim Generally Will Not Estop an Insurer from Declining Coverage for Subsequent Similar Claims" to the 2005 Surety Claims Institute.

He is a member of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, as well as the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and Pennsylvania Counsel for Change.
 

  • 2012 Recipient of the Harry A. Griffith Memorial Award

Education

New York Law School (J.D. 1986)
Penn State (B.S. 1982)

Admissions

State of New Jersey
State of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, EDNY
U.S. District Court, NDNY
U.S. District Court, SDNY
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, MDPA
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Court, EDPA
U.S. District Court, WDNY

Memberships

American Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
New York State Bar Association