Martha New Milam

Martha New Milam

Durham, North Carolina
(919) 805-3678
(877) 661-3945
(919) 383-9232

A native of Durham, North Carolina, Martha New Milam was born at Watts Hospital in Durham on November 19, 1956. She was educated in the Durham City and County public schools, graduating from Jordan High School in 1975. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1980 and the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1987. Martha is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Family Specialist, and she is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediated settlement conferences in Family Financial cases and in Civil Superior Court cases.

Martha is married to Dan Milam, Jr. She is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. In her free time, Martha enjoys yoga, dance, and reading.

Community Involvement 
Housing For New Hope
Board of Directors
November 2009 to the present
Durham Crisis Response Center 
Member of Board of Directors
January through December 2011

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Certified Mediator

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Specialist, North Carolina State Bar, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1990


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1980

Published Works

  • Editor, Coraddi, UNC-G Literary Magazine, 1978

Honors and Awards

  • Selected for Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • N.C. State Bar, Member, 1987 - Present
  • 14 Judicial District & Durham County Bar Association, 1987 - Present
  • N.C. Association of Women Attorneys, 1988 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1988 - Present
  • Triangle Collaborative Family Law Association
  • North Carolina Association, Professional Family Mediators
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • North Carolina Association of Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1988 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Poe, Hoof & Reinhardt, Durham, NC, Partner, 1993 - 2001
  • Poe, Hoof & Reinhardt, Durham, NC, Associate Attorney, 1989 - 1992
  • Stubbs, Cole, Breedlove, Prentis & Poe, Durham, NC, Associate Attorney, 1987 - 1989
Board Certified Specialist Strong Advocacy, Sound Advice. Super Lawyers 2009-2016