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 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.

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October 12, 2016 No Comments

Miles welcomes H. Clifton “Cliff ” Cobb as its newest mediator and member of Team Parent.

With more than 30 years of legal experience, Cliff has devoted most of his legal career to insurance defense. For 15 years he worked at Greer, Klosik, & Daugherty, and until recently as Senior Litigation Counsel at The Hartford, litigating in commercial and personal lines and practicing in the areas of premises liability, product liability, auto/commercial trucking accidents, worker’s compensation, and general liability work.

Cliff has litigated large business disputes and complex liability cases, and he also has 10 years of experience as a plaintiff’s attorney. He has presented at Institute for Continuing Legal Education seminars and is a published author. His pre-law career includes seven years of banking and financial transactions and two years at a Fortune 500 company.

“Team Parent is excited to welcome Cliff Cobb to Miles Mediation. Cliff brings a wealth of experience from working on the defense side for many years, where he was well-regarded and respected as a straight shooter and fair dealer,” said Team Leader Greg Parent. “He also had an entire banking career before entering the law and will also bring a large reserve of experience from the business world with him to our group. We’re excited to welcome him to Team Parent.”

Cliff received his Juris Doctorate from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1981 and his Bachelor of Science in Banking in 1976 from the University of Tennessee. He is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

To view Cliff’s availability, click here.

Cliff Cobb after settling his first mediation at Miles Mediation.

Cliff Cobb after settling his first mediation at Miles Mediation.

 

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August 24, 2016 No Comments
Wendy Williamson, Esq.

Miles is proud to announce the addition of Wendy Williamson, Esq. to its panel. Ms. Williamson will be based in the Miles Savannah office and will begin conducting mediations September 1, 2016. As a well-respected mediator and mediation trainer, Ms. Williamson will handle domestic and civil disputes at Miles and continue mediation training.

Prior to joining Miles, Ms. Williamson was the Executive Director of the Mediation Center in Savannah. She began her career as an associate and litigator with Oliver Maner & Gray, and after training under Edie Primm of the Atlanta Justice Center and joining the founding board of directors for the Mediation Center in 1986, she focused entirely on her career as a mediator and trainer. Over the past thirty years, Ms. Williamson has trained hundreds of mediators and conducted over 500 mediations.

Within the “Team Concept” model at Miles, Wendy Williamson will join Daniel Cohen’s team, and work in concert with fellow team member, Sally Akins, incoming President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. Collectively, Ms. Williamson, Ms. Akins, and Mr. Cohen will strive to hear any case in need of alternative dispute resolution in Coastal-, Middle-, and South Georgia, as well as the Atlanta region and South Carolina.

“I have known Wendy Williamson for over 30 years, as a practicing attorney and as a mediator,” said Daniel Cohen, Miles Team Leader. “She is incredibly intelligent and keen on all aspects of mediation. Her ability to empathize with parties, educate and motivate counsel and parties, and to be creative in the mediation environment makes her one of the best mediators in the state,” Cohen continued. “We are lucky to have her as part of the Coastal Georgia-based team.”

Ms. Williamson is an appointed member of the Governor’s Georgia Commission on Child Support, which establishes and assesses child support guidelines, creates and maintains the Georgia Child Support Calculator, assists in crafting state legislation and provides training for judges, attorneys, and civilians. Among her many affiliations and accomplishments, most notably, Ms. Williamson served as Savannah Bar President in 2012-13 and in 2015 received the Robbie Robinson Award from the Savannah Bar Association for her service and advancement of the legal, political, social and civil rights of the citizens of Savannah.

“Mediation has been my passion for thirty years. The more complex, the greater the struggle, the bigger the hill, I find satisfaction in joining attorneys and their parties on the journey to finding closure through mediation,” said Ms. Williamson. “I am thrilled to be joining my good friends Danny Cohen and Sally Akins at Miles Mediation where I will spend my days doing what I love: mediating efficiently and effectively and crafting complete agreements.”

Ms. Williamson received her J.D. from University of Georgia School of Law in 1985 and her B.A. from the University of Georgia in 1982.

Click here to find out more about Ms. Williamson and view her 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.

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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.

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May 19, 2016 No Comments

Gino Brogdon, Jr. Esq.

 

As a member of Team Parent, Gino Brogdon, Jr. has already mediated dozens of cases for Miles Mediation. He handles a range of high-value cases–from Auto and Trucking to Medical Malpractice. He is a board member of the Atlanta Bar Association’s “Litigation Section” and serves on the board of Gate City Bar Association. He recently presented at a Young Lawyers Division CLE on mediation preparation, and this month completed the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s 2015-2016 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program Class.

In addition to his impressive list of accomplishments, Gino recently received two notable awards: “Top 40 under 40″ by the National Trial Lawyers and “Top 10 Under 40” by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. 

Get to know another side of Gino, as he opens up and shares some interesting details about his life.

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April 26, 2016 No Comments

 

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Rusty Grant, Esq. as the newest mediator at Miles and member of Team Parent. Also a partner with Cruser & Mitchell, LLP, Rusty has extensive trial experience with a focus on civil litigation, including automobile/trucking, premises liability, wrongful death and professional liability. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in the 2012, 2015 and 2016 editions of Georgia Super Lawyers, and is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

“Rusty brings energy, enthusiasm and talent to Team Parent,” said John Miles. “His addition to the team allows Miles customers to select a quality mediator for any type of case. It’s no wonder Team Parent has become one of the fastest growing and most successful teams at Miles.”

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

 

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