Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services

ATLANTA OFFICE:
6 Concourse Pkwy., Suite 1950

Atlanta, GA 30328
(678) 320-9118

SAVANNAH OFFICE:
17 Park of Commerce Blvd.
Suite 301

Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 417-2879
All Fax: (404) 389-0831

July 20, 2016 No Comments

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Miles is thrilled to announce the addition of Sarah “Sally” B. Akins to its panel as a member of Team Cohen.

Sally has mediated numerous cases over the years and will now mediate exclusively for Miles in the Savannah metro area. She is President-elect of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and a partner at Ellis, Painter, Ratteree & Adams in Savannah, where she has practiced since 1993.

Since serving as a judicial clerk after law school graduation, she has engaged exclusively in civil trial practice, handling cases involving premises liability, automobile and truck accidents, professional negligence (medical, legal and pharmaceutical) litigation involving counties and municipalities, including civil rights and zoning cases, insurance coverage litigation and products liability.

“I am delighted to be joining the Savannah office of Miles Mediation.  To be associated with such an outstanding group of mediators, especially Danny Cohen, is truly an honor,” said Akins.

Both Sally and Team Leader Danny Cohen are considered to be among the best mediators in Georgia.  “When John Miles asked me to add to my team, I immediately thought of Sally Akins,” said Team Leader Danny Cohen. “It is so important to surround yourself with people you know and trust.  As a litigator, I knew Sally to be a zealous advocate for her clients, but I always admired how she remained civil, fair and objective, even in the throes of an adversarial situation.  Those are the exact attributes that make one a great mediator,” continued Mr. Cohen. “Sally has significant litigation experience, but she will remain fair, objective and sincere as she navigates parties and counsel through the mediation process.  I am so delighted to have her on board, and her name further adds tremendous credibility to Miles Mediation’s new Savannah office.”

In addition to serving as President-elect of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Sally has also served on its board since 2006. Among many awards and honors, she has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2010 and a Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyer since 2012. She has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 and Georgia Trend’s “Georgia’s Legal Elite. During her three-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief of GDLA’s Georgia Defense Lawyer, the publication was awarded “Best Newsletter” by the State Bar of Georgia (2013-2015).

Sally received her Juris Doctorate from Mercer University in 1990 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1987.

To learn more about Sally or view her availability, click here.

 


About Miles Mediation

Voted the “Best Mediation Company in Georgia” by the Daily Report, Miles is the largest mediation firm in the state, with an experienced panel of neutrals who are leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Known for its commitment to excellence in customer service and mediation/arbitration services, Miles handles all case sizes and types, most notably complex civil cases in areas of personal injury, medical negligence, domestic, commercial/business litigation, trucking, real estate and construction. For more information, call 678-320-9118.

July 20, 2016 No Comments

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SAVANNAH, GA., July 20, 2016: Miles announced today the addition of Sarah “Sally” B. Akins to its panel as a member of Team Cohen.

Ms. Akins has mediated numerous cases over the years and will now mediate exclusively for Miles in the Savannah metro area. She is President-elect of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and a partner at Ellis, Painter, Ratteree & Adams in Savannah, where she has practiced since 1993.

Since serving as a judicial clerk after law school graduation, she has engaged exclusively in civil trial practice, handling cases involving premises liability, automobile and truck accidents, professional negligence (medical, legal and pharmaceutical) litigation involving counties and municipalities, including civil rights and zoning cases, insurance coverage litigation and products liability.

“I am delighted to be joining the Savannah office of Miles Mediation. To be associated with such an outstanding group of mediators, especially Danny Cohen, is truly an honor,” said Ms. Akins.

Both Ms. Akins and Team Leader Danny Cohen are considered to be among the best mediators in Georgia. “When John Miles asked me to add to my team, I immediately thought of Sally Akins,” said Team Leader Danny Cohen. “It is so important to surround yourself with people you know and trust. As a litigator, I knew Sally to be a zealous advocate for her clients, but I always admired how she remained civil, fair and objective, even in the throes of an adversarial situation. Those are the exact attributes that make one a great mediator,” continued Mr. Cohen. “Sally has significant litigation experience, but she will remain fair, objective and sincere as she navigates parties and counsel through the mediation process. I am so delighted to have her on board, and her name further adds tremendous credibility to Miles Mediation’s new Savannah office.”

In addition to serving as President-elect of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Ms. Akins has also served on its board since 2006. Among many awards and honors, she has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2010 and a Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyer since 2012. She has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 and Georgia Trend’s “Georgia’s Legal Elite. During her three-year tenure as Editor-in-Chief of GDLA’s Georgia Defense Lawyer, the publication was awarded “Best Newsletter” by the State Bar of Georgia (2013-2015).

Ms. Akins received her Juris Doctorate from Mercer University in 1990 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1987.

To learn more about Ms. Akins or to schedule a mediation, click here.

July 14, 2016 No Comments

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Miles Mediation is pleased to announce that Daniel “Danny” Cohen has been elevated to Team Leader. Danny will continue mediating out of our Savannah office, where he will begin to assemble a team of highly qualified mediators. He will also continue to hear cases in Coastal Georgia, all areas of middle and south Georgia, and the Lowcountry of South Carolina, including Columbia and Charleston.

Danny has made an immediate impact since joining Miles. The volume of his cases are on par with that of our other team leaders, and he has emerged as a true leader in Savannah. When Danny joined Miles last month, he was able to work with Team Leader Susan Forsling as a member of her team. Her guidance enabled him to make a smooth transition to Miles and laid a foundation for him to build “Team Cohen.”

“Not since Susan Forsling has a mediator so quickly qualified to become a Team Leader,” said John Miles, founder of Miles. “There’s a reason Danny has become the most requested mediator on the coast and in middle Georgia. We are fortunate he decided to join the Miles family.”

Our “Team Concept” was designed in order to better serve our clients’ conflict resolution needs. When a Team Leader is unavailable for a particular case, they will recommend one of their team members—a neutral selected by the Team Leader and vetted as a suitable alternative.

For example, if Team Leader Danny Cohen is unavailable to hear a case, he will have a team in place to make sure his clients’ needs are met. For complex civil cases, including medical negligence, clients may book Team Leader Susan Forsling for her scheduled dates in Savannah and Coastal Georgia.

To learn more about how our “Team Concept” benefits you and your alternative dispute resolution needs, check out this video.

Click here to schedule a mediation with Team Leader Danny Cohen or view his availability.

 


About Miles Mediation

Voted the “Best Mediation Company in Georgia” by the Daily Report, Miles is the largest mediation firm in the state, with an experienced panel of neutrals who are leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Known for its commitment to excellence in customer service and mediation/arbitration services, Miles handles all case sizes and types, most notably complex civil cases in areas of personal injury, medical negligence, domestic, commercial/business litigation, trucking, real estate and construction. For more information, call 678-320-9118.