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Kelly V. Milam

Partner

(312) 980-6787
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Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


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

2016 Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Magazine

Kelly V. Milam is a partner with significant litigation experience. She concentrates in trucking, transportation casualty, and construction litigation. Ms. Milam also focuses her practice in products liability, toxic tort, premises liability, medical malpractice, and commercial law. Ms. Milam has a proven ability to manage sophisticated matters involving cases in Illinois and Indiana. She has trial experience involving catastrophic losses from pre-litigation 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 a 2016 Emerging Lawyer in Leading Lawyers magazine 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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Contact

(312) 980-6787

kmilam@grsm.com


Offices

Chicago

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

2016 Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Magazine

Kelly V. Milam

Partner

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Biography

Kelly V. Milam is a partner with significant litigation experience. She concentrates in trucking, transportation casualty, and construction litigation. Ms. Milam also focuses her practice in products liability, toxic tort, premises liability, medical malpractice, and commercial law. Ms. Milam has a proven ability to manage sophisticated matters involving cases in Illinois and Indiana. She has trial experience involving catastrophic losses from pre-litigation 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 a 2016 Emerging Lawyer in Leading Lawyers magazine 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.

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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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