John P.L. Mills


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Fax:  216.916.2330

Focus Areas


  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Xavier University, B.A., 2007

Licensed to Practice

  • Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio


John Mills has an extensive background in litigation, drawn off of a practice that has involved environmental matters, public interest law, and transactional law. He previously served as an Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland, and also worked for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency as an in-house counsel.

John joined Walter | Haverfield in September 2018 in its Litigation practice group.

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  • Successfully defended constitutional challenges to local ordinances before the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals
  • Managed complex civil discovery, including retaining expert witnesses in support of a client
  • Conducted first-chair mediation and arbitration of civil disputes, resulting in favorable settlements
  • In collaboration with client stakeholders, organized and drafted responses to serious environmental concerns and enforcement matters



  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • SAR-OH search and rescue


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