Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.

W. Braxton Gillam, IV Shareholder

W. Braxton Gillam, IV is a shareholder specializing in areas of civil and complex commercial litigation, construction law, real property disputes, as well as probate and trust litigation matters.
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Direct Line 904-421-4753

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Phone 904-357-3660
Fax 904-357-3662


  • 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


W. Braxton Gillam, IV was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree 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.

Mr. Gillam is first and foremost, a trial lawyer. While his practice has principally included business and construction disputes and trials of these matters, Mr. Gillam has also tried will contests, wrongful death actions, premises liability cases and trucking accidents. He is Board certified by The Florida Bar in Business Litigation and Civil Trial.

He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubble, Inc., has been recognized within Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (2009-2022) and also Super Lawyers Magazine (2009-Present).

Practice Areas

  • Civil and Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Probate & Trust Litigation


  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Legal Elite (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Super Lawyer (2009-Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2014)
  • Florida’s Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Jacksonville Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Jacksonville

Community Involvement

  • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Board Member, representing the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Present)
  • Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), Board Member (2017-Present); Chair (2021-2022)
  • Trial Law Section of the Florida Bar, Executive Committee Member (Present)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Board Member (2004-2012); President (2013-2014); Member (Present)
  • Jacksonville Ethics Commission, Member (2008-Present); Chair (2011, 2012)
  • Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar, Member (1999-2005); President (2014-2015)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Member
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2002
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member