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Milan Pham

Milan Pham

also known as Trinh Dang-Thuy Pham

Practice areas:

Adoption, Family, Business, Criminal Defense

About Me

I started my firm NicholsonPham PLLC to provide an alternative to clients seeking a different kind of legal experience.  At NicholsonPham, our slogan is "we speak your language." We do speak many languages at our firm including Spanish, French, Portuguese and  Vietnamese, as well as, small business, criminal defense, family of all kinds and more.  Visit our website at 


Languages Spoken: Vietnamese, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Adoption: 60%
    7 years
  2. Family: 20%
    7 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    7 years
  4. Business: 10%
    13 years



Hourly ($75-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. I needed near immediate assistance on an ICPC adoption, and Milan knew what to do AND treated our case as though it was her only case. The quality and timeliness of her work could not have been better. Thank you Milan!


    Deane Minor Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Katherine Ann Frye

    Milan does an exceptional job working hard to reach her client's goals and protecting his or her interests. In addition, she is a community leader who believes in supporting other local businesses.


    Katherine Frye Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

NicholsonPham LLC

113 Broadway St.
Durham, NC, 27701



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Women RainmakersABA Law Practice Management Section’s Law Practice Today Magazine2013
Friday FellowshipWildacres Leadership Initiative2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member ManagerNicholsonPham PLLC2009 - Present
Director of NC LEAPNorth CarolinaBar Association Foundation2007 - 2009
DirectorOrange County Human Rights and Relations Department2003 - 2007
Senior Civil Rights SpecialistOrange County Human Rights and Relations2001 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Durham Orange Women AttorneysVice President for Outreach2011 - Present
Durham County Bar Association, Public Service CommitteeMember2010 - Present
NC LEAPSteering Committee Member2009 - Present
Durham Orange Women AttorneysMember2009 - Present
NC Association of Women AttorneysMember2009 - Present
North Carolina Legal Education Assistance FoundationBoard Member2009 - Present
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Durham County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJuris Doctor1999
North Carolina State UniversitySociologyBachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
New Admittee Professionalism ProgramMentoring and Role Models2011
2011 NCBA Annual ReviewMentoring, Role Models and Professionalism2011
Center for Practice Management Start Up Boot CampWhere to Hang Your Shingle? Commercial Lease Agreements2010
Smart Start National Conference 2009Excellence in Non Profit Governance Post Sarbanes Oxley2009
Patent Treaty Cooperative SeminarEthics2008
ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference 2008Finding the Greatest Number of Right Clients2008
SpanglishTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act2007
NC Civil Access to Justice SummitProviding Legal Services to LEP Communities2007