Martha New Milam

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Durham, NC

Milam & Idol PLLC
3710 University Drive, Suite 201
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-401-5151
Fax: 919-383-9232
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020, 2022
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

From her law office in Durham, North Carolina, attorney Martha New Milam provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the Research Triangle Park region of Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families. Board-certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a family law specialist, Ms. Milam has more than 32 years of legal experience, and she has gained a reputation as one of the leading attorneys for family law in her region.

Among her other legal credentials, Ms. Milam also holds her certification as a mediator from the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, and she has achieved considerable success assisting clients with resolving their conflicts and reaching favorable agreements without ever setting foot inside the courtroom. However, she is also a tenacious and aggressive trial attorney who will not hesitate to take her clients' matters to court when necessary to help ensure they achieve the positive outcomes they expect and deserve.

Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, Ms. Milam maintains an unwavering focus on her clients' needs and goals while helping them protect their rights and best interests, as well as those of their children, throughout all legal proceedings. Honored for her impeccable professionalism, high ethical standards and outstanding legal abilities, she has earned an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with other top rankings from her peers. She has also received many testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1980 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Ms. Milam obtained her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1987. The North Carolina State Bar admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Milam is a member of the Durham County Bar Association, where she has served as president of the Young Lawyers Division and director of the organization. She also once served as chair and remains as board member of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. In addition, she is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators and the American Bar Association as well as the North Carolina State Bar's Family Law Section.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020, 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Martha New Milam

Admitted: 1987, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • North Carolina Super Lawyer, 2009 - 2021

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar from 1995 to the present.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1987 to the present.
  • N.C. Association of Women Attorneys, 1988 - Present
  • 14 Judicial District & Durham County Bar Association, 1987 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1990

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, B.A. - 1980
  • Jordan High School, 1975

Industry Groups

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts
  • International Law Section
  • North Carolina Association Of Women Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section And Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
  • North Carolina State Bar
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Office Location for Martha New Milam

3710 University Drive
Suite 201
Durham, NC 27707

Phone: 919-401-5151

Fax: 919-383-9232

Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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