Michael Mills was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1975.
Prior to joining Edmund Barton Chambers in 2005, he was a partner at Ward and Partners for 15 years, including 4 years as Managing Partner, before being appointed Assistant Crown Solicitor, Civil and Commercial litigation for 5 years. He has appeared as counsel in numerous matters in the Magistrates, District, Supreme, Full and High Courts and in various Tribunals including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Equal Opportunities Tribunal and Racing Appeals Tribunal.
His main areas of practice are Personal Injury Compensation, Medical Negligence, Administrative Law, Public Risk and Child Abuse Claims.
He obtained the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Practitioner's Certificate in 2006 and has been involved in numerous Mediations as either counsel or Mediator.
Between 2003 and 2005 he was the Attorney-General's nominee to the Joint Committee on Reform of the Law and Procedure in Medical Negligence Claims. He has presented papers on various aspects of civil litigation at Law Society CPD Sessions and at the Law Society Country Practitioners Conference.