J. WALTON MILAM III
Walton is a civil litigator licensed in North Carolina and Virginia. He helps businesses and individuals solve complex and challenging commercial and construction disputes. Through a clerkship for the Honorable Michael F. Urbanski in the Western District of Virginia and seven years of experience as a commercial litigator, Walton understands the decisions and nuance that confront litigants in civil matters. Walton navigates plaintiffs and defendants through litigation involving contract disputes, construction, professional negligence, M&A, trademarks and trade secrets, derivative actions, business torts, fraud, 42. U.S.C. § 1983, and a many other matters that our clients confront. He is comfortable in arbitration and litigation throughout Virginia and North Carolina Federal and state courts, including the North Carolina Business Court.
Walton is a solutions and outcome oriented litigator who tailors litigation strategy to the specific needs, goals, and resources of clients. He strives to find cost-effective solutions to complex problems.
Walton has been rated multiple times by Super Lawyers in the Best Lawyers – One to Watch category for Commercial Litigation (2021-2023). He graduated cum laude from University of Richmond Law School, where he received a concentration certificate in Intellectual Property and earned the ABA/Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Award for Excellence as the top Intellectual Property student in his class. He holds a B.A. in economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Va. and attended high school at Woodberry Forest in Orange, Va.
Walton is an avid skier and outdoorsman who enjoys spending time at a family farm in Southern Virginia. Walton enjoys grain agriculture, timber management, and wildlife conservation.
University of Richmond Law School, Cum Laude
Hampden-Sydney College, BA