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March 3, 2020 — Primary Election

Tribunal Superior de California, Condado de San DiegoCandidato para Juez, Cargo 36

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Shawn A. Mc Millan

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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • To bring fairness, efficiency, competence, and equality of jusitice to the bench.
  • To dispense justice with fairness, competence, and integrity.
  • To give the taxpayers good value by devoting 100% of my efforts toward the job. I will be at work when the Courthouse doors are open. Some judges say: "this is the best part time job I've ever had." You'll never hear that form me. I'll give back 100%



Profesión:Attorney, Family Rights Advocate, Entreperneur
Lead Trial Attorney, The Law Offices of Shawn A. McMillan, APC. (2004–current)
Local Board Member, United States Selective Service, Region 3, California — Cargo designado (2011–current)


Western Sierra Law School Juris Doctorate, Law (1999)
University of California, San Diego BA, Chinese Studies with an area of concentration in Pacific trade (1994)

Actividades comunitarias

Board Member, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (2004–2007)
Board Member, Asian Business Association (2004–2006)

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de The League of Women Voters of San Diego (LWVSD) and the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) (3)


What is the most significant challenge facing the San Diego Superior Court over the next decade, and if you are elected, how will you help to address it?

No se proporcionó respuesta.
What action (personal or professional) that you have taken most exemplifies how you would execute the duties of the office you are running for?
Respuesta de Shawn A. Mc Millan:

I have never worked for a public agency or Government. If elected, I will devote my efforts 100% to dispensing JUSTICE. I built a successful multinational computer business before I was a lawyer and built an effective and efficient law practice through hard work and perseverance. I know, unlike many, how demanding it is to meet a PAYROLL. Serving as a judge should never be considered a part-time job. The lights in my courtroom will always be on for you when the courthouse is open.

I have always fought for the underdog. I outwit, outlast, and outsmart the government agencies who hold all of the power, and I will do the same for you — the voter. After all, in addition to being named a “Top Gun” litigator and “Super Lawyer,” I have also been voted a “Street Fighter” for justice. I earned a national reputation as a leader righting the wrongs of do-nothing and malicious bureaucrats that violated our most sacred rights as parents: how to raise our children.


Would you say that the San Diego County Bar Association's judicial evaluation of you (see ) is a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications? If not, which aspects of your experience may have been overlooked or undervalued?

No se proporcionó respuesta.

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California (3)

What kinds of cases did you deal with over your career as a practicing lawyer?
Respuesta de Shawn A. Mc Millan:

Early in my career I dealt mainly with complex business disputes, coyright and trademark litigation, and Chapter 11 business restructing. In addition, I tried cases for small law offices and solo practitioners. In 2005, I took my first civil rights case to trial in Orange County. There, I represented a mother who had lost her children when government social workers lied about her in court. After a five week jury trial we recieved a positive verdict which vindicated my client completely. When I returned home from Orange County, I refocused my practice on defending the rights of children, parents, and families. Since 2009, I have devoted myself almost entirely to forcing government agencies respect the constitutional rights of children.

As a plaintiff’s civil rights lawyer, I built a successful statewide law practice that sues counties for failing to follow CONSTITUTIONAL safeguards which led to the tragic deaths, molestation, and severe physical abuse of toddlers to teens. I know governmental overreach occurs because I have seen it and felt the pain of survivors. I have fought it. As a judge, I will not tolerate it.

Criminal Justice Question

Overall, do you feel the criminal justice system works fairly and effectively in your county?  If not, why not?

No se proporcionó respuesta.
Do you think courts do a good job of handling civil cases in your county?  If not, why not?
Respuesta de Shawn A. Mc Millan:

Our Civil Justice system is broken: It is too expensive and complicated. Justice for civil disputes is outside the reach of most Californians. This needs to change. The trial courts do the best that they can, but civil trial calendars are bloated and not enough resources are devoted to civil departments. In addition, the courts have been slow to adopt and leverage technology to bring down the costs to civil litigants.

Videos (2)

How should a judge deal with bias and prejudice — February 7, 2020 Shawn McMillan for Judge, Dept. #36, 2020
My own experiences with crime — February 7, 2020 Shawn McMillan for Judge, Dept. #36, 2020

My own experiences with crime

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