“The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary.”
About Timothy L. Miles, Esq.
Timothy L. Miles, who has been leading the fight to protect shareholder rights for over 18 years, is a nationally recognized securities class action and shareholder rights attorney from Hendersonville, Tennessee. 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 Tennessee 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 was recently selected as a 2019 Elite Lawyer of the South by Martindale-Hubbell and ALM. Mr. Miles has an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubble® in Securities Law, Litigation and Class Actions (2014-2019). Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ is the gold standard in attorney ratings. The AV Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Mr. Miles has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. The rating is awarded to less than ten percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Miles is also 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.”
Additionally, Mr. Miles was also recently named as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America, a prestigious, invitation-only organization which recognizes the best lawyers in America. Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award must demonstrate excellence in their primary practice areas and must be nominated by at least one other peer attorney or hand-selected by the organization’s advisory committee. “The Premier Lawyers of America Lifetime Achievement Award is reserved for less than 1% of attorneys in America who possess superior qualifications and are able to meet or exceed demanding selection criteria,” stated Robert Nguyen, Director of Membership Services for the organization. “Timothy L. Miles’ exceptional legal experience, client advocacy, and proven success sets Mr. Miles apart from his peers.”
Mr. Miles other recognitions include:
- The AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition, the Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standard Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary by Martindale-Hubble (2017-2018).
- The PRR AV Preeminent Rating on Lawyers.com by Martindale-Hubble® (December 2017). The rating was awarded after “a strenuous Peer Review Rating process” and signifies Mr. Miles has the “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards.”
- The Top-Rated Lawyer in Litigation™ for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubble® (Feb. 2015).
- Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019).
- Superb Rated Attorney, (10.0 out of 10), the Highest Rating Possible by Avvo.
- Avvo Top Rated Lawyer 2017 & 2018 (Avvo).
- One of only 2 class action attorneys in Nashville with a perfect 10.0 Rating on Avvo and one of only 10 in Tennessee.
- America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% (2016-2019) (American Registry).
Mr. Miles focuses his practice on securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative actions, and corporate mergers and acquisitions class actions.