John Miles

John M. Miles

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(731) 885-1234
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I have over 30 years of experience in general civil litigation, domestic relations, personal injury and criminal law. I did my undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude.  I earned my Masters in Business Administration from Vanderbilt in 1985 and my law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1988.  I was a prosecutor in Houston Texas for over 4 years where I gained valuable trial experience.  I have served as both Plaintiff’s counsel and defense counsel in personal injury litigation, and on the criminal side I have both prosecuted and defended all manner of criminal cases. I am active in my community and in my church.


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Civil Engineering

Representative Clients

  • City of Samburg Tennessee
  • Cox Oil Company
  • Reynolds Brothers Oil Company
  • Vowell Ventures
  • Union City Auto Credit
  • Hillwood Apartments

Past Positions

  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1992 to 1996
  • Chevron Oil Company, Offshore New Design Engineer, 1982 to 1983
  • Union County Audit Committee
  • Union City Planning Commission
  • First State Bank, Director, 2000 to 2015
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Hearing Committee, 2006 to 2012
  • Obion Court Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2011 to 2014

Ancillary Businesses

  • Rule 31 Listed Mediator

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Tau Beta Phi
  • Chi Beta Epsilon

Professional Associations

  • Obion County Bar Association, President, 1990-1991 and 2005-2008
  • Bill and Carol Latimer Charitable Foundation, Trust Committee Member
  • Life Beat Pregnancy Center, Board Member
  • Obion County TEA Party, Chairman
  • Union City Rotary Club, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • Domestic Relations 50%
  • Personal Injury 20%
  • General Civil Litigation 15%
  • Criminal Defense 15%

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, 1989
  • Texas, 1991