Partner

(206) 749-0500

Miles has a seventeen-year track record of successfully litigating and resolving a wide range of disputes in federal and state courts, in arbitration, through mediation, and as a mediator himself.  Miles achieves favorable outcomes for clients by combining a practical, common-sense approach with finely honed legal skills, including the ability to cut quickly to the heart of a case, to make strategic use of the litigation tools available, and to advocate persuasively by telling a compelling story.

Miles not only knows the rules governing lawsuits but has helped write them, both as co-chair of the Local Rules Committee for the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and as a member of the Trust and Estate Litigation Committee of the WSBA’s Real Property Probate and Trust section.

He understands trial practice and dispute resolution from the inside out.  Both a litigator and a former law clerk, Miles has tried cases and seen them tried, and decided, from the bench; likewise, Miles has both represented clients in mediation and served as a mediator for many years.

Before joining Savitt Bruce & Willey, Miles practiced with Davis Wright Tremaine, Riddell Williams, and served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division of the King County Prosecutor’s office.  Miles also was law clerk to Judge Carolyn Dimmick, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude.

Miles was born and raised in Seattle and lives here still, in the Wallingford neighborhood.  He is married and has two teenagers, who both attend local Waldorf schools.  Miles and his family enjoy skiing, sailing, and backpacking.  Miles also is an avid distance runner, having run many ultra marathons, including three 50-mile races.

Areas of Practice

Prior Professional Experience

  • Law Offices of Miles A. Yanick PC, Seattle WA, Principal, 2005-2006
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle WA, 2001-2005
  • McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC, Seattle WA, 2000-2001
  • King County Prosecutor’s Office, Civil Division, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1999-2000
  • Riddell Williams PS, Seattle WA, 1997-1999
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Carolyn Dimmick, United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 1996-1997

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1996
    • University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 1994-1996
  • The Evergreen State College, B.A., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington