Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.

Paul M. Renner Shareholder

Paul M. Renner is a shareholder who advises a broad range of clients concerning commercial litigation matters, including landlord/tenant, construction, contracts, shareholder actions, real estate, insurance, trademark/copyright infringement, non-compete agreements, and probate.

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DIRECT LINE 904-421-4743

LEGAL ASSISTANT Stephanie Phipps

PHONE 904-357-3660
FAX 904-357-3661


  • Undergraduate Davidson College
  • Law School University of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


Paul received a history degree from Davidson College. After graduation, he earned his commission in the U.S. Navy. He served as Officer of the Deck and Small Boat Officer during combat operations in support of Operation Desert Storm. After the war, Paul attended law school at the University of Florida.

Upon graduation, he returned to public service as an Assistant State Attorney. He was selected among his peers to supervise misdemeanor attorneys and later prosecuted serious felony offenses as a lead trial attorney in the Felony Trial Unit. He conducted dozens of jury trials and developed a strong reputation from his successful efforts to prosecute criminals and advocate on behalf of crime victims. His experience continues to benefit his business clients as their advocate in court.

In 2011, he left the firm for a one-year mobilization in Afghanistan. As a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves he served as an Intelligence Officer for a Joint Task Force, and was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
He is actively involved in the community and dedicated to making Jacksonville a great place to live and work.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Landlord/Tenant
  • Construction
  • Real Property Disputes


  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Jacksonville Magazine, Top Lawyers in Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, James C. Rinaman, Jr. Public Service Award, 2012
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal (for service in Afghanistan) 2011

Community Involvement

  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 4th Judicial Circuit
  • Vice-Chair, Litigation Section (Jacksonville Bar Association)
  • Co-Chair, Civic Affairs Committee, Southside Business Men’s Club
  • Past President, Jacksonville Chapter, Federalist Society
  • General Counsel, Duval County Republican Party
  • Riverside Rotary
  • Westside Business Leaders’ Association