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Gilliam & Mikula

What We Offer


Gilliam & Mikula, PLLC, is a full-service law firm. Whether you need legal services on an individual basis or your needs are business related, we are here to assist.

We are passionate about our work and community and we pride ourselves on the outstanding and aggressive legal representation that we provide our clients. At Gilliam & Mikula, we think of our clients as partners engaged in a mutual endeavor. Our partnership enhances the business relationship, improving outcomes for everyone by working hand in hand to achieve the best possible result.

What We Offer
Debt Collection

Debt Collection

We are a full-service debt collection and creditors’ rights law firm.
With over forty years of experience, our team has been able to develop a collection strategy that will maximize your return on your outsourced debt.  We have found that by using both traditional and legal methods of collections, we are able to give our clients the results they are looking for.   Unlike collection agencies, we can put the power of the court on your side.  We provide a seamless progression from the initial demand letter through post-judgment recoveries. 

We concentrate in the following areas of collections:
Medical & Dental
Financial Institutions & Lenders
Retail & Commercial
Homeowner Associations
Because your reputation is as important to us as it is to you

Wills, Trusts
& Estates

We offer experienced guidance to individuals and families seeking to establish an estate plan. Every client is different, and we tailor our services to your needs to create a plan that best fits your specific goals and personal circumstances. From drafting a Will or a Power of Attorney to providing assistance to executors during the settlement of an estate, we have the knowledge and resources to help you create an effective estate plan.

Our estate planning attorneys can assist you with the creation and review of a Will or Trust Agreement.  Our priority is your peace of mind.  We work to ensure that your property and assets are distributed as you want and that your loved ones are protected from unforeseen events and future complications.

An Advance Medical Directive (including Living Will) provides guidelines for medical care should you become incapable of managing such affairs.  It will help your loved ones and medical professionals make decisions regarding doctor visits, medication, life support, and other medical procedures.

We can draft a Power of Attorney to ensure that your personal and financial matters are handled properly.  A Power of Attorney allows you to designate a representative to handle all issues and matters on your behalf. 

We offer assistance with estate administration and settlement services as well.  The loss of a loved one is a difficult and trying time and we help guide families, trustees, and executors through the probate process.

Business Law

Business Law

As fellow business owners, we are distinctly aware of the legal challenges faced by small businesses.  Successful business formation, planning, management, and growth requires a legal team that is responsive, diligent, and mindful of your business’s current and future goals.  Gilliam & Mikula offers an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to achieving and maintaining legal compliance, evaluating internal and external risks, and remaining alert to legislative and regulatory changes affecting your business’s immediate and anticipated needs.

We can assist you in maintaining and updating required public records with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, as well as other state agencies, to ensure your business remains in good operational standing. Our attorneys provide registered agent services, including receipt of Service of Process, Annual Report preparation, and Corporate Minutes preparation. We will keep you apprised of new and changing developments that may affect your business. Our team can guide you in evaluating and—where necessary—amending your business’s operating agreements, compliance programs, policies, and procedures.

For over forty years, the attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula have advised sole proprietors, partnerships, small corporations, and local start-ups on the legal complexities involved in forming, managing, and expanding their businesses. We counsel businesses operating in industries including, but not limited to, health care, real estate, consumer lending, property management, construction, banking, and retail.

Personal Injury

We know that suffering injuries in an accident and deciding to hire a lawyer can be overwhelming.  You suddenly face a number of hardships, from medical bills and lost wages to physical, emotional, and mental anguish.  The last thing you want or need is more anxiety and stress due to legal matters.  You should not have to shoulder the financial burden of a crash that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

We are committed to fighting for our clients.

It is important to make sure your rights are protected. More often than not, the negligent party is protected by their insurance company, so you need to have a personal injury lawyer on your side to protect you. Let us help you by holding the person who caused the injuries accountable.

The law firm of Gilliam & Mikula, has over forty years of experience representing clients in cases involving personal injury claims. These injuries may result from various situations, such as:

Personal Injury
Car Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

If you have been injured through no fault of your own, please contact us for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

Criminal Law

If you are charged with a crime by way of a warrant of arrest or even issued a traffic summons, you need to protect yourself against potentially severe consequences. If you are found guilty you face large fines, driver’s license suspension, or even mandatory jail. Consequently, it is extremely important to protect your interests.

The attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula specialize in criminal and traffic defense and travel throughout Virginia assisting those charged with violations of the law. It is our job to represent our clients fully and we take pride in helping those in need.

  • DUI
  • Reckless Driving
  • Hit and Run
  • Drug Offenses
  • Theft/ Burglary
  • Crimes Against Person
  • Trespassing and Vandalism
  • Violent offenses including Homicide and Firearm Offenses

Family Law

At Gilliam & Mikula, we understand that dealing with legal issues surrounding your family can be a very emotional and overwhelming process. Our attorneys will help guide you through this legal process.

Our office regularly handles the following:

  • Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Child Custody
  • Support and Visitation
  • Adoptions