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John Murphy Milazo

Criminal defense Attorney at Franklin, TN

3.3   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense is a large part of the practice. With more than 12 years of experience in this area of the law, John Milazo will take the time necessary to evaluate the unique circumstances of your criminal matter and tailor the defensive strategy to best fit your particular needs. Utilizing experts such as psychologists and pathologists as well as Drug and Alcohol Specialists when necessary substantially increases your likelihood of success. See for more information.

    24 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    Whether your are dealing with a contested high asset divorce or a simple estate of parties who are experiencing irreconcilable differences, you need an experienced divorce attorney like John M. Milazo who with more than 12 years of experience can lead you and your family through the process and help you meet your unique needs. Aggressive when called upon to be so as well as compassionate when necessary, John M. Milazo is prepared to help you through the Divorce transition. See

    24 years, 300 cases

  3. Child custody
    More than 12 years of experience in helping parents obtain and keep custody of their children. Drawing from this experience, John Milazo is able to help families identify the obstacles complicating their relationships and can then craft a strategy that will correct any obstacle which may be avoided and define the relief to be sought from the Judge that will allow each parent to have only the parental rights and responsibilities as would best suit the interests of the children concerned.

    24 years, 200 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    Domestic Violence is a growing problem in our society and across the world. Victims of Domestic Violence range from educated upper class families to the poorest of immigrants and urban residents. Domestic violence is no more limited by socioeconomic status than it is by age, race religion or highest level of education achieved. Domestic Violence should not be tolerated. Intervention can be helpful in some situations, but victims must get the help they need. See for more.

    24 years, 250 cases


John M. Milazo is an aggressive attorney with more than 12 years of experience helping clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.  Diligent attention to the unique details of your situation, coupled with a sincere desire to help others make John M. Milazo a smart choice to help you in your time of legal challenge.  Whether you are facing a criminal charge or are contemplating a divorce and are apprehensive about what your future will hold for you and your children, John M. Milazo will invest the time and attention necessary to attend to your particular needs.  See for more information.


Milazo Law, P.C.
109 Cleburne Street
Franklin, TN, 37064

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3.3 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
Posted by Mary | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
John is a great attorney. He gets the job done and gets you the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Posted by Danielle | August 31, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
I had the unfortunate experience of having a child custody and support case in Williamson County. Mr. Milazo helped to make the process as painless as possible. I am happy to say that I had a favorable outcome in the court system thanks to my attorney. I can't imagine having gone through this process without the guidance, advice and compassion of Mr. Milazo and his staff. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Milazo and am so thankful for all he has done to help me and my family!
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
No privacy..
I was in a crisis and trying to get a restraining order against my boyfriend and he agreed to meet with me at the spur of the moment the same day, which was much appreciated. But first thing i noticed walking in was that he had his assistant and then one other girl just lingering around the door listening to everything i had to say about my very private and high profile case. I didnt appreciate extra ears being in the room doing nothing but wanting to hear all the details of my horrible situation for her own curiosity. I was very distraught and didnt have the mind to tell this chick to get lost. Secondly, as i started to talk about obtaining palimony, this lawyer starts letting out sarcastic "ha's" and then saying, "i hate to break it to you but there is no law that will give you palimony." I already know this, but palimony IS recognized in the courts of california even though it is not a law there either. I was trying to ask him if it was recognized in court system here in TN, but he kept repetitively saying the same thing as though I was "missinformed." He obviously didn't understand what I was asking and kept on with his know-it-all, "youve been missinformed" and "somebodys been pullin your leg" attitude when he is completely ignorant to the way CA courts work. I was only asking if the system is the same in TN; I wasn't trying to have a debate about "the law." Then, he starts urging me to go to a battered womens shelter where they will "help me." I was upset, i wasnt beat up so wtf? The only help i wanted was a preventative restraining order and turned out That since I didnt have a black eye, my story of past abuse wasnt really enough to warrent a restraining order. I was insulted when he kept pushing the womens shelter pamphlet to me saying i should probably go there. For what? Thats not what i came to his office for. I have money, why would i go to a womems shelter and sleep on a cott when I can get a hotel room? Anyways thats my opinion. The extra ears in the room was very unprofessional, not to mention that they all three stepped out of the doorway to proceed to loudly wisper as though i cant here what they are saying. Idiots. This is a private matter Milazo, extra ears should not be in the room. If you have something to say u say it in front of me. You dont take the details of my case and proceed to gossip in the doorway. I really feel like I should not have gone there and should have made them sign a privacy contract before telling them my case. All felt very elementary and gossipy... Which my case was very juicy i admit, but i wish i didnt tell these people anything.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you have money to waste and your case is easy, hire him.
I want to start by saying Mr. Milazo is a great conversationalist. He was easy to speak with and encouraging when I felt rather distraught over my situation. However, Mr. Milazo was just that, "all talk." He charged for services never rendered and continued to drive my bill up until I finally dismiss him. I eventually hired another attorney that did a fantastic job. Sadly, Mr. Milazo is, like most, a small fish in a large pond trying to make a name for himself. If he does not show you results early on in your case, move on to someone that can genuinely help you.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Milazo Law, P. C.
  • 1999 - Present


  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Mississippi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Franklin Noon Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Achievement on behalf of the Victims of Domesic Violence
  • Willimson County Task Force Against Domestic Violence
  • 2011
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Franklin Noon Rotary Club
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse John
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with John on a couple matters. He is an excellent attorney who is always prepared, reasonable and fights hard for his clients. You can trust him to work hard for you."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been involved in many different cases with John, and he gets results. He deals very fairly with his clients. He listens and represents them as if they were members of his own family. I could not give a higher recommendation than the one I give to John Milazo."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Milazo is a very respected attorney in his field, and I endorse him without reservation."
Child custody Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked wioth Mr. MIlazo a couple of times and I have always found him to be a zealous advocate for his clients. I am happy to endorese Mr. Milazo."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney with lots of experience!"
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John Milazo. John works hard for his clients and has a "no-nonsense" approach when advising them. He is very competent in the area of family law and is a highly skilled trial attorney. John has the experience that you need in order to make critical decisions for you and your family. John is a respected attorney in our legal community and I would not hesitate to refer clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Milazo is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Franklin Criminal defense Lawyer John Murphy Milazo
John Murphy Milazo
Criminal defense Attorney
Franklin, TN
Licensed for 25 years