Lloyd Herman Milliken, Jr.


Lloyd Herman Milliken, Jr.



Lloyd Herman Milliken, Jr. was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 17, 1935. Milliken graduated from South Bend’s Central High School in 1953 and then enrolled at Indiana University. He received his B.S. degree from IU in 1957. He then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, receiving his JD degree in 1960.

Milliken spent his entire legal career with the Indianapolis firm Locke Reynolds, where he received national recognition for his work as a trial lawyer and leader of the defense bar. Primarily representing defendants in product liability cases, Milliken represented product manufacturers of cars, heavy equipment, power tools, and medical devices, to name a few. He received national recognition for his service as counsel for General Motors in their litigation against a NBC broadcast that misrepresented the safety of GM’s trucks. The decision lead to an unprecedented retraction and apology by NBC, establishing a new standard of fairness and accountability for investigative reporting.

Milliken has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and was named Defense Lawyer of the Year (1993) by the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. For more than a quarter of a century, he served the Defense Research Institute, the world’s largest organization of defense lawyers, and was named President of DRI in 1999. In 2007, he received DRI’s Louis B. Potter Lifetime Professional Service Award. Lloyd Herman Milliken, Jr., was inducted into the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2009.


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