Philip Milam began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in Hall and Dawson County, Georgia. After gaining experience working at an insurance defense firm for a few years, Philip joined Gary Martin Hays & Associates in 2001 to represent injured victims.
Why did you decide to become a lawyer?
I became a lawyer, in part, because of my dad’s influence. He was a lawyer and later a judge. He was a strong influence on my life. I found early on that I was always an advocate for someone who needed to be helped. In school, I was taking up for those picked on. I was helping people through my church that were down and out. I always fought for those who were being taken advantage of.
How would you describe your 16 years with Gary Martin Hays & Associates?
I began as “of counsel” in 2001 and joined as one of the associates in 2003. It has been great seeing the firm grow and change as we’ve adapted to new laws, technology, and personnel. What I have always admired is that the focus on the client has always been first and foremost.
Favorite thing to do in Atlanta: One of my favorite things to do in Atlanta is attend sporting events and concerts. I also love trying out new restaurants across town.
Favorite food: To this day, my favorite food is still a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a cold glass of milk.
Core values: It would have to be faith and family first. But I strongly believe in being a man of my word. Also, a strong work ethic is so important.
Fun fact: I went skydiving for the first time last year. LOL. Also, at one point a few years back, I considered going to seminary.
Hobbies: I love to hunt and fish although I have done little of either the last few years. I enjoy exercise, hiking, and doing projects around the house. My wife Lisa and I love to shoot pool. We go at least twice a week. Lots of fun.
Attorney Gary Martin Hays had this to say about Attorney Milam: "Philip Milam has been an amazing leader in our firm, not just because he is an outstanding lawyer, but because he is an extraordinary man that inspires others by example. We have been blessed to have Philip for so many years, and we look forward to him being around for many more."
You can learn more about Attorney Milam at his official profile here.