David A. Mills

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Location:
17 East Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401

Phone: 717-845-3674
Fax: 717-854-7839
Email: dmills@blakeyyost.com

What’s a nice Philly boy doing in a place like York? Excellence in litigation, estate planning and administration! Having served as clerk to the Honorable Emanuel A. Cassimatis, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1982 to 1983, Attorney Mills had the wonderful opportunity to learn the general practice of law, from A-Z, Adoptions to Zoning, with some of the finest attorneys in York, concentrating, over time, his practice in two areas, estates and litigation. Attorney Mills has served his clients throughout South Central Pennsylvania and looks forward to the opportunity to meet his clients’ needs as they arise.

Areas of Practice

  • ESTATE PLANNING
    • Wills – single wills, wills for married couples, wills with trusts for minor children, wills with trusts for charities
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Advance Health Care Directives – health care agency, living wills
  • ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
    • Guardianship Proceedings
    • Probate of Wills
    • Administration of Estates where there is no will
    • Small Estates Petitions
  • ESTATE LITIGATION
    • Will Contests
    • Surcharge Actions
  • CIVIL SUITS
    • Fire Losses
    • Arson and Insurance Fraud Defense
    • Professional Liability Defense of Accountants, Engineers, Dentists, Realtors
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Personal Injury
    • Property Damage

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 1982
  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, P.A.
    • A.B. cum laude – 1979

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lancaster Claims Association, Member, 1999 – 2004
  • Leave a Legacy
    • Steering Committee 2010-present
    • Professional Partners Committee 2010-present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
    • Claims Committee 2002-2005
    • Claims Hotline 2002-2005
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Elder Law Section, Member
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member, 1996 – 2005
  • York County Bar Association, 2001 – Present
    • Civil Rules Committee 1983-present
    • Estate Planning and Probate Law Section, Chairman 2001 – present; Chair-Elect 2000; Member 1997-1999
    • Legal Medical Liaison Committee 2012 – present
    • Orphans’ Court Rules Committee 2009-present
    • Pro Bono Guardianship Monitoring Program, Chairman 2011 – present
  • York County Bar Foundation, Endowment Committee, 2011
  • York County Estate Planning Council, Member 2010 – present; Director, 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Emanuel A. Cassimatis, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Judicial Law Clerk, 1982 – 1983
  • Stetler & Gribbin, Associate, 1983 – 1990
  • Stetler & Gribbin, Partner, 1991 – 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • Leadership York
    • President, Board of Directors 1998
    • Director 1994-2000
    • Graduate, Class of 1989
  • Northeastern Senior Community Center
    • President, Board of Directors 2011 – present
    • Director 2009 – present
  • Panthers United Soccer Association
    • President, Board of Directors 2006
    • Treasurer, Board of Directors 2007-2008
    • Director 2005
  • Sound of Roses (Telephone Pioneers of America, Lancaster) – 17 piece Big Band, 1984 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa