Short story about Timothy L. Miles, Esq.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized securities class action and shareholder and employee rights attorney who has been leading the fight to protect shareholder and employee rights for over 20 years. Mr. Miles received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1993 and his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in May 2001, graduating third in his class, and was made a member of the Honorable Society of Cooper’s Inn which is reserved for students graduating in the top ten percent of their class. He is admitted to practice before the Tennessee Supreme Court; the United States District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee and the District of Colorado; and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Nashville Bar Association; National Trial Lawyers Association; and Harry Phillips American Inns of Court (Student Member 2000).Mr. Miles has dedicated his career to representing shareholders in complex class-action litigation. Whether serving as lead, co-lead, or liaison counsel, Mr. Miles has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded investors, shaped precedent-setting decisions, and delivered real corporate governance reforms. Judges and peers have repeatedly recognized Mr. Miles’ relentless advocacy for shareholders, as well as his unbendable ethical standards. For example, Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, which is by invitation only and is “extended to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria.” The National Trial Lawyers Association explained the significance of this honor: “With the selection of Timothy L. Miles by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, [Mr.] Miles has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.” Further, “[m]embership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7.”
Mr. Miles other recognitions include:
- Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association (2017-2021)
- AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition (2017-2021)
- Top Ranked Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2021).
- Top Rated Litigator by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2021).
- Elite Lawyer of the South by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2020).
- PRR AV Preeminent Rating on Lawyers.com by Martindale-Hubble® (2018-2021).
- America’s Most Honored Lawyers 2020 – Top 1% by Lawyers of Distinction (2020-2021).
- America’s Most Honored Lawyers 2020 – Top 1% by America’s Most Honered (2020-2021).
- Top 1% of Attorneys in America by Premier Lawyers of America (2019-2021)
- The Top-Rated Lawyer in Litigation™ for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubble® (Feb. 2015).
- Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, Lawyers of Distinction (2019-2021)
- Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019-2021).
- Superb Rated Attorney, (10.0 out of 10), the Highest Rating Possible by Avvo.
- Avvo Top Rated Lawyer (Avvo 2017-2021).
- Avvo Client;s Choice Award 2021 (Avvo 2021)
- Elite Lawyer 2021 by Elite Lawyer (2019-2021)
- America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% (American Registry 2016-2018).
Mr. Miles has authored numerous publshed articles:
Miles, T. 2021, ‘For the Veterans®; Overview of Veterans Benefits’, Union Times, October, Vol. 10 p.14., accessed October 7, 2021 from the Union Reporters website.
Miles, T. 2021, ‘The Case Against 3M Combat Ear Plugs’, Union Times, October, Vol. 10 p.9., accessed October 7, 2021 from the Union Reporters website.
Miles, T., (2019, Dec. 3), Free Portfolio Monitoring Services Provides Significant Benefits to Shareholders, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/free-portfolio-monitoring-services-provides-significantbenefit-to-shareholders
Miles, T., (2018, Oct. 12) Cy Pres Awards in Class Action Settlements?, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/cy-pres-awards-in-class-action-settlements
Miles, T., (2018, Sept. 10) What Is A Special Litigation Committee?, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/what-is-a-special-litigation-committee-
Miles, T., (2018, Sep. 22) Lead Plaintiffs in Securities Class Actions, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/lead-plaintiffs-in-securities-class-actions
Miles, T., (2018, Sep. 18) What Is a Demand for Inspection of Books and Records Under Delaware Law?, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/attorney-guides/37075-tn-timothy-miles-170493/guides.html
Miles, T., (2018, Sep. 15) What is a Lead Plaintiff in a Class Action Lawsuit?, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/what-is-a-lead-plaintiff-in-a-class-action-lawsuit-
Miles, T., (2018, Sep. 14) Coupon Settlements Remain Acceptable Means to Resolve Class Litigation Even After Passage of CAFA?, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/coupon-settlements-remain-acceptable-means-to-resolve-class-litigation-even-after-passage-of-cafa
Miles, T., (2018, Sept. 13) Supreme Court Will Consider Viability of Cy Pres Awards Where Class Members Receive No Money?, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/supreme-court-will-consider-viability-of-cy-pres-awards-where-class-members-receive-no-money
Miles, T., (2018, June. 21) How Do I Get Paid in a Class Action Settlement?, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-do-i-get-paid-in-a-class-action-settlement-
Miles, T., (2018, June. 21), Shareholder Voting Rights, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/shareholder-voting-rights
Miles, T., (2018, June. 21) The Rights and Responsibilities of a Class Representative, AVVO, retrieved October 7, 2021 from https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/the-rights-and-responsibilities-of-a-class-representativeMr. Miles focuses his practice on securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative actions, corporate takeover litigation, car accidents, workers compensation, social security disability, mass torts, Veterans’ benefits, and personal injury, amoung others.
2021 AV Preeminent Award Award from Martindale-Hubbell
The highest peer rating award is the AV Preeminent Rating. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. The AV® Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource. AV Rated attorneys have reached the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.