- Trey Mills
Floyd S. "Trey" Mills III was born on April 24, 1978. His parents Floyd S. "Butch" Mills, Jr and Patricia Yarborough Mills were originally from Newberry, South Carolina and soon after his birth Trey’s parents brought him back to be raised in the same county they grew up in.
Trey attended Newberry Academy from grades K-3, Gallman Elementary 4th grade, Rikard Elementary 5-6th grade, Mid-Carolina Middle and High School, Clemson University, and Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.
While Trey was a junior in high school he was chosen by his school to be a representative to Boys State. This was a great honor and would have been an even better experience except that while at Boys State Trey became unusually ill with blackouts, night sweats, and back pain. Fortunately for Trey his mother was an ER nurse at Lexington Medical Center but unfortunately for Trey that did not change his diagnosis of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Along with his diagnosis Trey received a prognosis of two weeks.
Obviously, Trey has been blessed with his second chance at life and those who have been wronged by health care insurance companies and other types of insurance companies can feel confident in knowing that Trey can not only empathize with them but fight fervently for their side. Trey's cancer experience and his mother's arduous, yet unsuccessful battle against lung cancer, were very trying times. However, those real world battles and experiences were nothing compared to the administrative and billing wars he had to encounter with a prominent health insurance company. Seems that the health insurance company would deny any charge over $1,000 without rational reasoning. Thus prompting Trey to go to law school and carry the torch for those that were too ill to fight for themselves while the school yard bully beat them down.
Trey went on to Clemson University where he was very active in student activities along with academic accomplishments. Trey was invited to join Calhoun Honor's College, Sigma Pi fraternity, Golden Key National Honor Society, Student Government, IPTAY Student Advisory Board, and Tiger Brotherhood. Trey also worked as a student employee with IPTAY Scholarship Fund under the direction of Bert Henderson, currently the Executive Director of IPTAY.
Trey was unsure of where his hard work and life experiences would best provide an adequate return to the outpouring of kindness he received during his cancer experience. Having received many blessings from the American Red Cross, Trey went on to be an Apheresis Donor Recruiter under the supervision of Barry Pollard at the American Red Cross Blood Donor Services in Columbia, SC.
Running from his true calling, Trey fled to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Having spent a semester of college in Madrid, Spain, Trey thought he should be assisting foreign countries. Trey was certified by the Vancouver Language Centre in Guadalajara for his TEFL training. Trey was in Guadalajara only a few months when September 11, 2001 occurred and helped him focus on his life priorities.
Trey went on to law school at Mercer University and clerked each summer trying to determine how he could best serve those less fortunate. The corporate law firms never truly provided him with that personal feeling of assisting the common person in need. It was not until Trey became the first law clerk of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association under the supervision of Linda Franklin and lobbyist Michael Gunn that he realized where his education, life experience, drive, and hard work could truly benefit those who have been personally and directly affected by the negligence of another. Trey wanted to be a coveted and much needed plaintiff's trial attorney. More importantly Trey realized the power of the faceless insurance companies, misinformed legislative members, and the true power of money and lobbyist in dictating laws.
What's the one service you pay for all your life that you are actually penalized if you ever have to use it? Insurance.
Mr. Ernie Trammell gave Trey his big break at leveling the playing field against the faceless and heartless insurance companies. Trey works tirelessly every day in an effort to bring justice to those who have been wronged. Trey has worked on both sides of the law and has been through some harrowing life experiences. Trey has been tested and tried by many of the more traumatic events that life has to offer and now provides his services to the public.
Who would you rather have on your side? Someone whose resolve has been tested and tried? Or someone who has intertwined their morality and greed in such a way that they can not tell one from the other?
Why have you not hired Trey to be your attorney yet?