Joy D. McMillen has more than 20 years' experience practicing labor and employment law. She represents public and private employers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate and individual clients with respect to employment-related matters. Joy represents clients in employment litigation filed in federal and state court and before administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. Additionally, she is a featured speaker and publisher of employment-related articles in continuing legal education courses sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association. Joy is AV® Preeminent™ rated with Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Practice Areas


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
    • St. Louis University Law Journal
    • Regional Moot Court Board
    • Recipient of Best Brief Award in Moot Court Competition
  • Southeast Missouri State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1989)

Legal Background

  • Partner, Doster Ullom & Boyle, LLC (2003-2017)
  • Senior Associate, Doster, Robinson, James, Hutchison & Ullom, PC (1996-2002)
  • Ligitation Associate, Susman Schermer Rimmel & Shifrin, LLC (1994-1996)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • General Counsel, Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts
  • Missouri Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention
  • Board member, Missouri Club for Growth
  • Board member, St. Louis Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Accelerator Program Sponsor, St. Louis Entrepreneurs Organization
  • Board of Alderman, City of Eureka, Missouri (former appointee)


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Board of Advisors, Wildwood Family YMCA (former board member)