Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services

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May 28, 2017 No Comments

Miles is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Thiry, Esq. to Team Nutter in Atlanta. Matt is a registered mediator and arbitrator with significant commercial litigation experience. At Miles, he will mediate and arbitrate disputes in the areas of business, ficuiary, real estate and probate. He will continue to maintain his law practice, Matt Thiry Law, LLC.

“I am delighted that Matt has joined our team. Matt brings many years of commercial litigation to the mediation process with the understanding of what it takes to push a case through to compromise,” said Team Leader David Nutter.

Matt graduated from Michigan State University College of Law in 2004. He has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale Hubbell, and on multiple occasions he has been selected by other lawyers and by Georgia Trend magazine to be included in the list of “Legal Elite.” He has also been selected on multiple occasions by other lawyers and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in the list of Georgia Super Lawyers. Matt is a member of The Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the State Bars of Georgia and Pennsylvania, and The Atlanta Bar Association.

“It is truly an honor to join Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services,” said Thiry. “Not only have I been provided the opportunity to be a part of an award-winning ADR provider, I have been provided the privilege to be a part of a well-known and respected team led by David Nutter.”

To learn more about Matt, click here.

To schedule a mediation or arbitration with Matt, click here.

May 27, 2017 No Comments

Mediator Parag Shah was recently recognized as a 2017 Rising Star by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA). He accepted the award at GAPABA’s Annual Gala, held at Fernbank on May 27, 2017 .

Parag is member of Team Forsling at Miles and mediates primarily personal injury cases. In addition to his mediation practice, Parag also manages his own law firm: The Shah Firm, where he specializes in personal injury and criminal defense. Furthermore, he has served as a Pro Hac Judge to the City of Atlanta Municipal Court since his appointment by Mayor Kasim Reed in 2016.

Parag is also serves as an adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University Law School where he teaches jury selection and cross-examination. He is also a faculty member for the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program. Additionally, he oversees a criminal defense externship program through John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.

Parag has been acknowledged as Georgia’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Daily Report, a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine & Georgia Trend Magazine. In 2011, he was featured as an expert in criminal defense on NPR‘s “This American Life”, Episode 430 – Very Tough Love. In addition, Shah regularly provided legal commentary on CNN’s Nancy Grace.

He is the author of three Georgia pocketbooks: The Code Criminal, The Code Civil and The Code Evidence. The Code is currently published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.  In November 2017, Parag is planning to debut a new series of “How To” books and a book on mediation best practices.

To learn more about Parag and to view his calendar, click here. 

May 20, 2017 No Comments
Mediator Jim Anderson

We are proud to announce the addition of James M. Anderson to Team Wilson in Atlanta.  Jim is a registered mediator and arbitrator with extensive experience in areas of aviation, construction law, property damage, personal injury, contract law, estate, probate, domestic relations.

“Jim brings a wealth of experience to Miles Mediation as a litigator, judge, and mediator with over 35 years of experience. He’s a man of character, integrity, empathy, and understanding of complex issues who has the ability to assist parties in reaching resolutions of disputes in an amicable fashion. His expertise in construction law, contract disputes, personal injury claims, probate,  and domestic relations matters will serve his clients well,” said Team Leader Wayne Wilson.

Jim has served as a Municipal Court Judge in Sandy Springs (2005-2014); a Magistrate Judge in Fulton County (2010-2015); and has currently served as a Municipal Court Judge in Norcross since 2015. He served as President of the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges from 2013-2014 and has served as a Chairman of the Georgia Board of Court Reporting since 2013. He is also a frequent lecturer for Municipal and Magistrate Court Judges Continuing Judicial Education.

Jim has served as a registered mediator since 2009 and certified civil arbitrator in Fulton County since 1986. He received his Juris Doctorate cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1980 and his Bachelor of Science in General Management from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1974.


To learn more about Jim, click here.

To schedule a mediation or arbitration with Jim, click here.

May 18, 2017 No Comments

We are proud to announce that Miles won the “Legal Organization-Total Pounds” category in this year’s Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. We finished the competition with 54,074 total pounds, the most computed pounds (including bonuses) of any legal organization.

In total, we raised $10,655 and 146 pounds of food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Our contributions helped the Georgia Association of Food Banks to raise a record-breaking 1.34 million pounds statewide. This record is a tremendous accomplishment that will have a real impact on the children and hardworking families served by state food banks every day.

Attorney General Carr will recognize Miles and other winners at the Annual Bar Meeting on Jekyll Island- Friday, June 9 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

For more information about the competition’s final results, click here. To learn more about the Georgia Food Bank Association, click here.

May 2, 2017 No Comments

Atlanta law firms and legal organizations raised more than $190,000 online donations over the course of two weeks for the 6th annual Legal Food Frenzy. The competition ran April 17-28.  For the past six years, the Attorney General and the State Bar have partnered with Georgia’s eight regional food banks to host the Legal Food Frenzy, a food and fund drive competition among all of Georgia’s law firms and legal organizations to see who can have the biggest impact on hunger.

Miles finished third in this year’s competition behind King & Spalding and Alston & Bird.  Other top law firms include  Troutman Sanders, Serta Simmons Bedding Legal Department, Taylor English, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Kutak Rock, Jenkins & Roberts, and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton.

Although this was the first year Miles participated in the Frenzy, our panel of neutrals embraced the challenge of hitting our initial online donation goal of $5,000. Not only did our neutrals surpass the $5k mark, but they rallied clients and friends to donate as well, which enabled us to raise our goal to $10,000. Mediator Parag Shah was the highest contributor at Miles, with a generous donation of $1,000. Parag’s early contribution enabled Miles to maintain the top spot for most of the competition’s first week.

Another highlight of our campaign was the unexpected donation on behalf of Attorney Tarek Aleem, of the law firm Joseph, Aleem & SlowikMr. Aleem donated $2,500 to catapult Miles into 3rd place on the final day of the competition. When we reached out to Joseph, Aleem & Slowik to offer gratitude, they responded:

“Philanthropy is a core part being for us over at the Aleem firm. Whether it’s helping the hungry or representing the underprivileged, I’ve always found it necessary to protect the rights of the less fortunate. We donate to orphanages, schools, and food banks across the Country and world and are humbled that we were allowed to participate in this cause.”

Everyone at Miles is grateful for the generosity of the law firm Joseph, Aleem & Slowik, our clients and friends. Additionally, we appreciate the opportunity to participate in this year’s Food Frenzy. We are inspired by the vision of the Atlanta Community Food Bank; Attorney General, Chris Carr; and all of the hard-working attorneys, staff, and volunteers who make this fundraiser possible every year.

For more information about Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, click here.