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

February 28, 2017 No Comments

Voting is now open for Daily Report’s 2017 Best Of. For the past three years, Miles has been named the number one Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) firm in Georgia. We take a great deal of pride in those awards. Not just because we’ve won another award but because of what it represents. We’ve earned your trust and respect. We would be honored if you would take time to vote again this year.

Question #57 will allow you to cast your vote for Miles. Question #58 will allow you to vote for the “Best Mediator/Arbitrator” in the state. (NOTE: Miles Mediator & Arbitrator Greg Parent won last year.)

Thanks in advance for placing your trust in Miles.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

February 28, 2017 No Comments

Miles is proud to support the 24th Annual GAWL (Georgia Association of Women Lawyers) Foundation Art Auction this Saturday- March 4, 2017. The Art Auction is GAWL Foundation’s primary annual fundraiser.

Date: March 4, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 10pm
Location: Offices of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP at Atlantic Station
Attire: Festive professional attire

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

February 28, 2017 No Comments

John Miles was invited again to present “Successfully Presenting Your Case in Mediation and Arbitration” at ICLE’s upcoming seminar, Proving Damages. Attorney Eric Hertz is the seminar’s Program Chair.

The seminar will be held at the State Bar of Georgia and is accessible video conference at the Coastal Georgia State Bar office in Savannah and the South Georgia State Bar office in Tifton. Note: Space at the Savannah and Tifton offices is each limited to 30 attendees.

 

For more information, click here. 

To register for the seminar, click here. 

For more information about John Miles and to view his online calendar, click here.

February 24, 2017 No Comments
Lynn Roberson

Lynn Roberson was recently recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer in the practice area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and is listed in the most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.

Lynn has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer every year since 2004. She was named as one of the top 50 women lawyers in Georgia in 2007, 2009, 2012-2015, and one of the top 100 lawyers in the state in 2013-2014. She was also selected for inclusion in the 20th and 21st Editions of The Best Lawyers in America.

“This recognition further confirms what we all know about Lynn,” said Team Leader Susan Forsling. “The same level of professionalism, skill, and talent that made her a top trial lawyer is translating to her mediation practice. She is becoming a sought-after mediator, and I’m proud to have her on my team at Miles.”

As a member of Team Forsling, Lynn specializes in premises liability and personal injury cases. She is a past president of both the Atlanta Bar and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.

For more information about Lynn or to view her online calendar, click here. 

 

February 22, 2017 No Comments

Miles Mediator and trainer Wendy Williamson will lead a Professionalism CLE on March 14 at the State Bar of Georgia Office in Savannah.

DATE: March 14, 2017
TIME: 12 p.m.- 1 p.m.
LOCATION: Coastal State Bar of Georgia Office, 18 E. Bay St. Savannah, Georgia 31401

Distinction Between Ethics and Professionalism
The Supreme Court has distinguished between ethics and professionalism, to the extent of creating separate one-hour CLE requirements for each.  The best explanation of the distinction between ethics and professionalism that is offered by former Chief Justice Harold Clarke of the Georgia Supreme Court:

“. . . the idea that ethics is a minimum standard which is required of all lawyers while professionalism is a higher standard expected of all lawyers.”

Join Wendy Williamson for a discussion on the Laws and the Rules of Professional Conduct. This CLE is approved by the State Bar of Georgia for 1 hour of Professionalism credit.

NOTE:  Only “Self-Study” CLE credits apply if viewing this presentation via web conferencing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

February 22, 2017 No Comments

Team Leader Danny Cohen is taking a rare week off from mediating to focus on one of his longtime passions: singing. Danny will spend this week immersed in the 24th season of the American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC), as he is the president of ATC’s board of directors. The week-long event is dedicated to singing competitions and educational programming and is held in Savannah every year.

Danny is recognized throughout the Coastal Empire as a talented singer, and he received a much-deserved spotlight on his career in a February 2016 Daily Report article. “I love the vocal arts and every year look forward to my role as the president of the ATC board of directors,” said Danny. “The competition celebrates the diversity of local music and showcases the incredible talents of singers from various parts of the country.”

During 2003-2005 Danny competed in ATC, reaching the semi-finals in 2005. “When I competed back then, I sang in several genres of American music like Broadway and musicals; American opera arias, jazz, folk songs and much more,” said Danny. “And even though I no longer compete, I enjoy every second of my interactions with all involved in this fantastic vocal competition.”

This year, 27 contestants from all over the country will vie for the gold medal prize of $12,000 and placement on the Savannah Philharmonic’s 2017-18 mainstage program.

This year’s competition runs Feb. 20-24. To learn more: click here. 

February 21, 2017 No Comments
Mediator Joe Murphey's head shot

We’re thrilled to announce that Team Leader Joe Murphey was recently selected as one of the 2017 Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers, a listing comprised of lawyers who obtained the highest votes in the 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers nomination, research, and review process. This is the 11th consecutive year Murphey has been selected as a Super Lawyer.

Murphey was also selected among a handful of other attorneys as a Super Lawyer in the practice area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The result is a credible, diverse and comprehensive list of remarkable attorneys.

Murphey is a team leader at Miles, where he specializes in complex cases in areas of wrongful death, trucking liability, premises liability, products liability, and personal injury. He is a member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, an association recognizing the top 5% neutral attorneys in the state with substantial experience in the resolution of civil/commercial disputes, and is AV rated, the highest rating possible for ability and ethics, by Martindale Hubbell.

In 2016, Murphey was also named an “ADR Champion Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. He was the only mediator in Georgia to receive this prestigious distinction.

To view the digital edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, click here.

February 17, 2017 No Comments

Miles mediators, Lynn Roberson and Sally Akins are highlighted in today’s “After Hours” section of the Daily Report. The section features additional snapshots from the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association’s 14th annual judicial reception on February 2 at the State Bar of Georgia. More than 175 lawyers and judges were in attendance.

Sally is the President-elect of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association (GDLA) and Lynn is a past president of the association, as well as a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association. Both Sally and Lynn conduct mediations in Atlanta, with Sally mediating primarily at Miles’ Savannah office.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Defense Bar in Georgia, and Miles is proud to support its mission and members.

Click here to view photos from the event.

February 15, 2017 No Comments

John Miles and Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services are featured in the most recent issue of Atlanta Attorney at Law Magazine.

The cover story includes an in-depth interview with John Miles, in which he discusses the firm’s ascent as a premier ADR firm in the Southeast. He sheds light on the expertise of Miles’ team leaders; the opening of the firm’s Savannah office; and the significant number of complex disputes handled by the firm’s experienced panel of neutrals.

The current issue debuted today in digital format and hits newsstands next week. Click here to view the full digital edition.

February 10, 2017 No Comments

Team Leader Joe Murphey recently returned from a trip to the small village of El Rincon in Honduras. Joe traveled as a representative of the Rotary Club of East Cobb, a group with which he is actively involved. While there, Joe met students, parents, and educators who are beneficiaries of Lunches for Learning, a non-profit that provides healthy lunches for elementary school children in rural Honduras. He was accompanied by the nonprofit’s Executive Director, Phil Dodson.

The Rotary Club of East Cobb recently joined forces with Lunches for Learning to sponsor the school, Pedro Nufio. The partnership enables its students to continue receiving daily lunches. Whereas before it had a sponsor, no children attended the school, now Pedro Nufio is overflowing with students and has even added seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade classes.

According to Lunches for Learning, “statistics show that a (Honduran) child who earns at least a sixth-grade education has hope for breaking the cycle of poverty because he or she will learn basic reading, writing and math skills that open future doors.”

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the world, and many children, particularly in rural areas, do not have access to education. Through Lunches for Learning, more than 1700 children in rural Honduras are now able to attend elementary school, because they know they will receive nourishment each day.

“Most of the students at Pedro Nufio walk 1-2 hours per day (each way) to attend the school,” said Joe. “And the seventh-ninth graders travel from farther distances, with some enduring 3-hour walks (each way) on unpaved, volcanic dirt paths.” He continued, “This is an incredible program that efficiently puts starving children, begging on the streets, back into school, breaking a multi-generational chain of poverty.”

Joe recounted a moment about his travels to and from Honduras: When offered a $100 upgrade from coach to first class for the 3-hour flight, he immediately seized on the opportunity to travel first class each way. During the flight there, he ate filet mignon and watched movies in comfort. But on the return flight, he reflected on his time with the families of Pedro Nufio and abstained from a steak and entertainment. “Some students walk 3 hours each way to get to school because they are no longer starving,” he said. “And it only costs $100 to feed one child for a full year; the same cost of my upgrade. That parallel puts so much into perspective, and this entire experience has touched me deeply.”

For more information about Lunches for Learning or how to support its cause, click here: www.lunchesforlearning.org

 

 

 

 

 

February 9, 2017 No Comments

Lynn Roberson recently attended Georgia Defense Lawyers Association’s (GDLA) 14th Annual Judicial Reception, honoring the Atlanta-area bench. The event was held at the State Bar.

Lynn is a former past president of both GDLA and the Atlanta Bar Association. In 2015, the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession awarded Lynn with its Commitment to Equality Award.

Lynn is a member of Team Forsling at Miles.

Mediator Lynn Roberson with DeKalb State Court judge Dax Lopez and Anandhi Rajan, partner at Swift Currie McGhee &a Hiers, LLP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lynn Roberson, Esq. is a mediator and arbitrator with Miles in Atlanta.  She has over 35 years of litigation experience, specializing in premises liability and personal injury matters. To schedule a mediation with Lynn, please call 678-320-9118 or visit her online calendar.