Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.

W. Braxton Gillam, IV Shareholder

W. Braxton Gillam, IV is a shareholder specializing in business litigation and civil trials, routinely handling construction litigation matters, real property disputes, as well as probate and trust litigation matters.

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EMAIL bgillam@milamhoward.com
DIRECT LINE 904-421-4753

LEGAL ASSISTANT Stephanie Phipps
EMAIL sphipps@milamhoward.com

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

Education

  • Undergraduate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Law Florida State University College of Law, JD with honors

Bar Admissions

  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court,
    Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court,
    Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court,
    Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Background

W. Braxton Gillam, IV was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 where he was a Morehead Scholar. He obtained his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law, in 1997.

In 2008, Mr. Gillam was appointed to the Jacksonville Ethics Commission and served as the Chair of the Commission in 2011 and 2012.  In 2017, he was appointed to the Downtown Investment Authority for the City of Jacksonville and currently serves as Vice Chair of this organization.

Mr. Gillam served on the Board of Governors for The Jacksonville Bar Association from 2004 – 2014 and is a past President of this organization.

He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Business Litigation and Civil Trial.  As such, the Florida Bar has authorized him to identify himself as a specialists in both Business Litigation and Civil Trial work.

Mr. Gillam is currently serving on the Florida Bar Board of Governors on behalf of the Fourth Judicial Circuit.  Since 2016, he has served on the executive counsel for the Trial Lawyers’ Section of the Florida Bar.

Florida Board Certified - Construction Law   ABOTA

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Probate & Trust Litigation

Recognition

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Legal Elite (2009 – Present)
  • Super Lawyer (2009 – Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2014 – Present)
  • Florida’s Best Lawyers (2013 – Present)
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Jacksonville

Community Involvement

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)(2018)
  • Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) City of Jacksonville, Board Member (2017 – Present)
  • Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar, Executive Council Member (2016 – Present)
  • President, Jacksonville Bar Association (2013-2014)
  • Board Member, Jacksonville Bar Association (2004-2014)
  • Chair, Jacksonville Ethics Commission (2011, 2012)
  • Member, Jacksonville Ethics Commission (2008-2013)
  • Master, Chester Bedell Inn of Court
  • Member, Fourth Circuit, Florida Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (2016-2020); Chair (2019)
  • Member, Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar (1999-2005); President (2004-2005)
  • President, Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar (2004-2005)
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2002