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James Jenkins Mills

also known as Jay Mills

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury

About Me

I grew up in Henderson, North Carolina.  I graduated from Northern Vance High School in 1995, and then went to Wake Forest University.  I graduated magna cum laude from Wake Forest in three-and-a-half years, and then enrolled in the UNC-Chapel Hill law school. 


 


While in law school, I was invited to join the North Carolina law review, was on the National Moot Court team, and was a founding member of the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology.  I graduated, with honors, from UNC in 2002.


 


In 2002, I began work for Troutman Sanders LLP - one of the oldest and largest firms in Atlanta, Georgia.  In 2007, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to be closer to family and friends, and began working at my current firm, Burns, Day & Presnell P.A., where I am now a partner.


 


My practice consists entirely of litigation work, with an emphasis on personal injury.  I have worked on several injury claims that have resulted in recoveries in excess of $1 million.  While most claims are not worth that amount, I strive to maximize the recovery for all of my clients, and handle claims of all sizes.


 


I also do some work on business disputes, and in doing so, I represent both individuals and corporations.


 


I am married, enjoy playing golf, and am a member at Raleigh Country Club.  


 


I offer free initial consultations on all legal matters, so feel free to contact me regarding any legal issue you may have.  If I cannot assist you for any reason, I can almost always find an attorney who can.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Personal Injury: 40%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Charles Hansell Watt

    I worked with Jay for two years on a wide variety of complex litigation matters. Jay's attention to detail and work product are second to none. I give him my highest recommendation.

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    Charles Watt Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Christian K. Lassen

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Burns, Day & Presnell

2626 Glenwood Avenue
Suite 560
Raleigh, NC, 27608

2626 Glenwood Avenue, Ste. 560
Po Box 10867
Raleigh, NC, 27608

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NCAuthorized to practice law200704/08/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200205/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Rising Star in LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Rising Star in LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBurns, Day & Presnell, P.A.2007 - Present
AssociateTroutman Sanders LLP2002 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
City of Cairo, Georgia v. MACTEC et al.Jury verdict in excess of $1 million

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawWith HonorsJD - Juris Doctor2002
Wake Forest UniversityMagna Cum LaudeB.A. - Bachelor of Arts1998