JULEE L MILHAM has practiced business, intellectual property, and entertainment law since 1986, working with a variety of individual, small enterprise, and corporate clients. Beginning exclusively in the music industry, her practice now spans an array of creatiive industries. While her practice is almost exclusively transactional and advisory in matters of business, innovation, multimedia, amusement, and entertainment, she has an extensive commercial litigation background, including that involving multi-party national and multidistrict litigation, state and federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal civil appeals as well as criminal appeals.
AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, Julee has a peer ranking placing her at the highest level of professional excellence. She is also one of fewer than 150 lawyers who is board certified in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Certification is the Florida Bar's highest level of evaluation of competency and experience within an area of law, and of professionalism and ethics in practice. She is an approved arbitrator for intellectual property matters within the American Arbitration Association.
Julee spends considerable time engaged in alternative dispute and quasi-judicial activities. She is a certified arbitrator and mediator in private, court, and commercial capacities, including long-time service through the American Arbitration Association. Julee is the Small Claims Hearing Officer and a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida and has spent many years on the bench in these capacities.
Julee is admitted to the bars of Florida, New York, California, and the District of Columbia as well as the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. A graduate of Stetson University and Stetson University College of Law, she studied Comparative Human Rights and Corporate Governance at Oxford College of Law in Oxford, England and is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales.
She is Chair Emeritus of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar and serves on its Executive Council. Julee is the author of both editions of the Florida Bar's FasTrain, The
Music Law in Florida. She also authored The Arts and the Law/Florida for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which she served as a volunteer and advisory council member in Pinellas County for eleven years until its closing. Julee has been an adjunct professor of Entertainment Law at Stetson University College of Law, and she serves in an advisory capacity on the Pinellas County Film Commission Marketing Panel, the National Sports & Entertainment Law Society Advisory Board and the St Pete College Paralegal Advisory Board. She regularly speaks on intellectual property, business, and entertainment topics.
Julee is avidly involved in the New York State Bar Association's International Law Section as a new member of its Executive Committee and co-chair of its inaugural Committee on International Microfinance and Financial Inclusion.