Thoughtful Estate Planning
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William B. Millard

  • Partner
William B. Millard


Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Probate
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Charitable Giving
  • Trust Administration and Retirement Planning


William B. Millard has been practicing law with DeMent & Marquardt for nearly 25 years. Previously, he was a partner at a firm in Buffalo, New York. Bill has been an active volunteer with his church, the Boy Scouts of America, and a number of nonprofit senior living facilities. He enjoys many outdoor activities and travel. He loves spending time with his wife and two adult sons. 


  • The John Marshall Law School, Savannah, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Albion College, Albion, Michigan
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Biology
    • Major: Political Science
  • Recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the practice area of Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law, 2020.
  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate, Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Illinois
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Florida

Published Works

  • “Examining the Guidelines of Fiduciary Responsibilities and Liabilities”, National Business Institute, New York Probate: Beyond the Basics

Representative Cases

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

Representative Clients


Past Positions

  • Schuitmaker, Millard, Clarke & Cooper, Attorney, 1985 to 1989


Ancillary Businesses

Fraternal Orders

  • Sigma Chi

Certified Legal Specialties