Attorney Spotlight: Dee Miles

posted on:
June 30, 2008

author:
Wendi Lewis

Dee Miles, who joined Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., in 1991, recently was selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. The ATLA is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state, with membership extended by special invitation only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile, both civil plaintiff and criminal defense.

Miles manages Beasley Allen’s Consumer Fraud Section, and has been instrumental in pioneering consumer fraud litigation for the firm, especially in the areas of “bad faith litigation” and life insurance litigation, with special attention to so-called “vanishing premium” cases. He oversees all cases being litigated in this section.

On a national level, Miles currently serves as lead counsel in a number of extremely important cases, including the pharmaceutical pricing litigation for the states of Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alaska, Hawaii and Utah. He is currently heavily involved in the trials on behalf of the State of Alabama in its case against 79 pharmaceutical companies.

State Attorneys General throughout the country seek Miles’ advice on litigation, specifically on matters dealing with insurance and pharmaceutical litigation. In the past, he has spearheaded several national global settlements concerning “opt out litigation” against a number of top Fortune 500 companies. Nearly all these settlements involved confidentiality and can’t be discussed publicly. His leadership in the consumer fraud and commercial litigation area of law is unprecedented.

Miles is presently a Sustaining Member and member of the Executive Committee for the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association and past President of the Montgomery Trial Lawyers Association. He also is an active member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. In the recent past, he was named “Boss of the Year” by the Montgomery Association of Legal Secretaries.

Miles and his wife, the former Sandra Turnblad, have four children, two girls and two boys. They are active members of The Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Montgomery. The Roman Catholic Church recently honored Dee and Sandra by inducting them into the Equestrian order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The Order is responsible for promoting Christianity within the Middle East and protecting the holy shrines in that region of the world. In April, Miles was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the organization for his community service and dedication to the Catholic faith.

Also an active community volunteer, Miles serves the Montgomery County YMCA as a soccer coach, and has been a successful fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of American. He also is on the Advisory Board of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

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