Chairman and Founder
In 2000, having spent a decade in the courtroom, John Miles found litigation often too expensive and time-consuming for the best interests of clients. To provide a better way to resolve disputes, he formed Miles Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC in 2000. Today with offices in Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte, Nashville, Jacksonville, and Tampa, his company offers ADR services to attorneys and corporations nationwide and has been named the best ADR firm in Georgia for the last eight years.
John Miles has mediated over 2,000 cases in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, insurance, construction, estates, fiduciary, contracts, commercial, business, employment, and subrogation. A frequent speaker at colleges and CLE seminars, he has written extensively on mediation. His book A New Day in Court explores what motivates parties in mediation. Mr. Miles also authored the neutral training manual used at Miles.
An AV-rated (preeminent) attorney, he is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Georgia Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, a peer-nominated association recognizing the top 5% of mediators in Georgia.
In 2017, Mr. Miles stopped mediating full-time to become CEO of Miles Mediation & Arbitration. In addition to his executive duties, he mediates high-value and complex matters on request. He is in charge of the training and development of Miles neutrals.