Lawyers

Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


Indianapolis
333 N. Alabama Street
Suite 350
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Education

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School

  • Concentration: Business Transactions

B.A., Michigan State University

  • International Relations, James Madison College
  • Concentration in Accounting, Eli Broad College of Business
  • Legislative Internship at Michigan State Capitol

Honors

Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Magazine (2016-2017)

Super Lawyers® Rising Star (2018, Law & Politics)

Kelly V. Milam is managing partner of the firm’s Indiana office. Ms. Milam has significant litigation experience. She concentrates her practice in trucking, transportation casualty, construction, commercial law and real estate litigation. She works closely with businesses, financial institutions, real estate owners and developers and their shareholders/owners in various aspects of litigation, problem solving and general business representation and defense.
 
In addition, Ms. Milam defends employers in employment litigation, including claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. 
 
Ms. Milam has a proven ability to manage sophisticated matters in Illinois and Indiana from pre-suit investigation through verdict.
 
Ms. Milam received her juris doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ms. Milam’s clients include construction contractors and subcontractors, transportation carriers and their insurers. She has presented to insurers and claims managers regarding topics such as Illinois law updates and claim investigation. She has published articles regarding trucking trends and defense strategy. Ms. Milam was recognized as an Emerging Lawyer in Leading Lawyers magazine in 2016 and 2017 pursuant to her nomination by peer Leading Lawyers in Illinois. The designation of Emerging Lawyer is reserved for attorneys fewer than 40 years of age and accounts for less than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.
 

Admissions

Illinois
Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • TIDA – Co-Chair, Marketing and Industry Engagement Committee
  • Illinois Associate of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
     

Community Involvement

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Board of Advisors, 8/2008 – Present

  • Legal Advisory Committee
  • Legal Assistance Advisory Committee
  • Planning Committee, Gala of the Arts

Big Shoulder Fund, Chairmen’s Advisory Counsel, 9/2013 – Present

  • Membership Committee, Chairperson
  • Development Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Mentor to High School Scholarship students
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