Our Attorneys

Our Attorneys

John H. Smith

Gainesville native John H. Smith is an experienced attorney who concentrates his practice in land/real estate transactions, zoning, eminent domain, wills, trusts and estates, probate and land litigation. Read entire profile.


Steven P. Gilliam

Steven P. Gilliam is a respected trial attorney who represents commercial clients in complex litigation, corporate, zoning and eminent domain, banking and transactional law. Read entire profile.


Kelly Anne Miles

Kelly Anne Miles is skilled in all aspects of family law and is committed to giving clients the support they need in resolving legal issues related to families and the break-up or separation of family members. Ms. Miles has effectively represented clients for over two decades in sensitive cases involving divorce, child custody, the division of financial assets (including the use of forensic accounting when necessary), tax implications, and all other areas concerning divorce. Ms. Miles also handles modification of child support, alimony and custody cases. Read entire profile.


Brad J. Patten

Brad J. Patten joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles in 1989 and has an extensive background in bankruptcy and workers compensation law. As a court appointed Chapter 7 trustee since 1997, Mr. Patten works with debtors and creditors to guide them through the difficult process of bankruptcy. Read entire profile.


M. Tyler Smith

M. Tyler Smith's practice includes business law and litigation, working to meet the diverse needs of commercial clients. Mr. Smith prepares business agreements including employment and non-compete agreements, as well as confidentiality and shareholder agreements. He works to seek realistic, reasonable and cost effective resolution for clients in contract, unfair competition, shareholder and employment disputes. Read entire profile.


R. Brent Hatcher

R. Brent Hatcher, Jr. joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles in 2004 after practicing for five years at a major Atlanta law firm. His primary practice areas include general civil litigation, commercial and business litigation, real property litigation, appellate litigation and personal injury. Read entire profile.


Keith J. Whitaker

Keith J. Whitaker joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles in 2007. His areas of practice include real estate transactions and litigation, general civil litigation, adoption, contract disputes, personal injury claims, business law and general estate planning. Read entire profile.


Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles as an associate attorney in 2009. His areas of practice include general estate planning, wills and trusts, business transactions and providing tax advice for clients. Read entire profile

Clayton Franklin

Clayton Franklin joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles as an associate attorney in 2013.  His principal areas of practice include general civil litigation, business litigation, commercial transactions, OSHA compliance, and real estate law.  Mr. Franklin's practice is serving as in-house counsel for Fieldale Farms Corporation. Read entire profile.

Hannah Coleman

Hannah Coleman joined Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles as an associate attorney in 2017. Her areas of practice include business transactions, general estate planning, wills, and trusts.Read entire profile.