- April 6, 2020 | News
Gillam Elected to Board of Governors
The Trial Lawyers Section would like to congratulate W. Braxton Gillam IV of Jacksonville for being elected to Seat 2 of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. W. Braxton Gillam IV, a member of the Trial Lawyers Section Executive Council for the past four years, currently serves as Chair of the Section’s new Proportionality Committee; which will evaluate and make recommendations on how to make trials more available and more cost effective.
- Braxton Gillam, IV was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at
- Chapel Hill in 1994 where he was a Morehead Scholar. He obtained his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from Florida State University
- College of Law, in 1997.
In 2008, Mr. Gillam was appointed to the Jacksonville Ethics Commission and served as the Chair of the Commission in 2011 and 2012.
Mr. Gillam served on the Board of Governors for The Jacksonville Bar Association from 2004 – 2014 and is a past President of this organization.
He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Business Litigation and Civil Trial. As such, the Florida Bar has authorized him to identify himself as a specialists in both Business Litigation and Civil Trial work.
The Board of Governors is the governing body of The Florida Bar with exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar subject to limitations in the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar is an arm of the Florida Supreme Court charged with lawyer regulation and other professional activities. The 52-member board includes the president and president-elect, the Young Lawyers Division’s president and president-elect, representatives elected from each of the state’s 20 judicial circuits, out-of-state representatives and two public/nonlawyer members appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.
As of March 1, The Florida Bar has 108,126 members with 89,706 of those eligible to practice.