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Aaron E. Millstein

Fax +1.206.370.6414

Mr. Millstein is an associate in the Seattle office of K&L Gates where he is a member of the firm’s complex commercial disputes practice group. Mr. Millstein’s practice focuses on litigation at the trial and appellate level in various matters, including municipal law, trademarks and copyrights, contracts, and real property. Mr. Millstein also has experience counseling and litigating matters relating to Washington’s Public Records Act and Open Public Meetings Act for both governmental and private clients.

In addition, Mr. Millstein maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing domestic violence survivors in obtaining protective orders.

Professional Background

Mr. Millstein was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2010. After law school, Mr. Millstein served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Justice Susan Owens of the Washington State Supreme Court, where he researched legal issues confronting the court, drafted bench memos, rulings, and dissents in a variety of civil, criminal, and attorney discipline cases. During law school, he worked as a judicial extern in the chambers of the Honorable Ann Aiken, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Mr. Millstein also served as an extern in the Lane County District Attorney’s office.


  • Winner of the Intraschool National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2009)
  • Co-recipient of ACLU of Southern California Humanitarian Award (2017) 
  • Participant in the King County Prosecuting Attorney Trial Readiness Fellowship (2016)

Additional Information

Further publications authored by Mr. Millstein:

  • Speaking of Protests: a Primer on Regulating and Controlling Protests, Marches, and Public Demonstrations, WSAMA 2015 Fall Conference, October 1, 2015, Article & Speech
  • SLAPP Happy: The Anti-SLAPP Statute in Action (assisted with), WSAMA 2014 Spring Conference, Articles