Get to Know Attorney Karen V. Mills ~ On Path to Help Others
Attorney Karen V. Mills, the managing member of the law firm, Mills Law Associates, knows she was put on this earth for a reason. “Years ago, I learned that it’s not about me, but how I can help someone else,” she explains.
“One of the motivating factors for starting my own law firm was the desire to have autonomy to decide what types of clients to service and the rates to charge clients. I now have the flexibility to work with start-up businesses as well as established businesses.”
Karen received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from Georgia Institute of Technology and went on to earn her law degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. One of her career highlights happened at the end of 2007 when she was elected as the second African-American female attorney to partnership at one of Atlanta’s oldest law firms. Karen has received numerous awards, including being recognized as one of “Georgia Rising Stars” by Atlanta Magazine.
In 2004, the same year her mother died, Karen became more active in her church and community, which gave her another avenue to assist people.
“I was so involved with work and church/community activities that I didn’t have much time to dwell on my loss,” she notes. “I’m so grateful to God for allowing me to be busy during that trying time.”
She is a current member of the Atlanta Girls’ School Board of Trustees and past member of the Board of Girls’ Opportunity for Adventure and Leadership and in August 2010, she began co-hosting a free workshop for high school students. The title of the workshop was “Helpful Hints for High Schoolers.” They provided information on navigating the college application process, financial aid, and interviewing tips.
“In 2011, I want to continue to help motivate students to believe in themselves and prepare them for productive lives,” Karen says.
Attorney Karen V. Mills’ office can be reached at 770-933-6275 or visit her website at MLawAssociates.com.