Kent MillwardAssociate Attorney
Phoenix Area Attorney
Kent Millward is originally from Reno, Nevada. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he graduated with a business degree in 2002. From Reno, Mr. Millward moved to Arizona where he worked for two Fortune 500 companies before attending law school. Having prior business experience has proved invaluable as he developed a keen sense of the importance of client relationships in developing a strong practice. This additional experience can clearly be seen in Mr. Millward's thoughtful and thorough approach to each case he handles.
Mr. Millward attended law school at Drake University in Des Moines, IA. While in law school he focused on litigation practice courses specifically designed to enhance understanding of the practical application of law. Kent also assisted criminal defendants as a provisionally admitted member of the Iowa State Bar representing defendants and working with the public defender's office under the direct supervision of a managing attorney. These cases included drug possession, DUI/DWI charges and simple assault charges. In addition to his coursework Kent also had practical experience clerking for one of Iowa's top civil law firms working on insurance defense, real estate, civil rights violations, and product liability cases.
Professional Experience & Areas of Practice
Since graduation, Mr. Millward has had experience practicing in small to mid-size firms. In addition to working in Phoenix, Mr. Millward has practiced in Sun City, Flagstaff and Sedona as well. These varied experiences provided an excellent opportunity to learn and observe not only different fields of law, but different procedural rules of practice. Not every courtroom or client is the same and having this experience is important to understanding each client's individual needs.
In addition to geographical variety, Mr. Millward has also had experience practicing in diverse areas of law. This includes work in bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, guardianship/conservatorship and family law. Having a variety of experiences is helpful to understanding each client's unique challenges. In addition to Mr. Millward's background in business, having practiced in different areas of law has been essential in establishing a good educational base and excellent client relationship skills.
Since joining Platt & Westby, P.C., Mr. Millward has continued his pattern of representing clients on diverse areas of law. In addition to his prior experience, Mr. Millward is also now working on real estate, contract disputes, and landlord/tenant issues while still maintaining a focus on bankruptcy and family law.
Mr. Millward resides in Laveen, Arizona with his wife and their two golden doodle dogs. Mr. Millward enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, running with his dogs, and has recently started Crossfit. Additionally, Mr. Millward has volunteered with the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education and is interested in helping other organizations such as the Boys & Girls club and various organizations and charities that help rescue or foster animals.
J.D., Drake University Law School, 2010
B.A. , University of Nevada, Reno, 2002
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeState Bar of Arizona, 2010
District Court of Arizona, 2011