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Kelly Anne Miles

Kelly Anne Miles

Attorney Kelly miles

Kelly Anne Miles specializes in the area of family law.  She is a Board Certified Advocate in Family Law through the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys.  Ms. Miles served as Chair of the Family Law Section for the State Bar of Georgia in 2012-2013 and was a member of the Executive Committee for the Family Law Section from 2006 through 2014.  In 2015, she was named to Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite in the area of family law.  Ms. Miles has an “AV” rating from her peers by Martindale- Hubbell which is the highest rating a lawyer can obtain based on professional and ethical standards.  SGWM was voted “Best Family Law Firm” in the 2016 readers’ choice awards by The Gainesville Times.

Ms. Miles joined the firm in 1984 as soon as she graduated from Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Mercer University after graduating from Dalton High School.

Ms. Miles is committed to representing her clients and giving them the support they need to navigate through the stressful and emotional areas of family law whether it involves the breakup of the marriage or the sensitive area of child custody.  She has effectively represented clients for over thirty years in complex divorce cases involving complicated finances, including the tax implications arising from the division of such assets.  Ms. Miles handles all areas of family law including divorce, custody, visitation, parenting time, alimony, child support, legitimation, paternity, pre and post nuptial agreements, and separate maintenance, as well as modification and enforcement of these issues.  She works to ensure that her clients are protected and treated fairly throughout the process, which includes use of mediation and negotiation whenever possible. However, Ms. Miles has no hesitation in aggressively representing her clients in litigation and trial if necessary to ensure that they are treated fairly and their rights are protected. 

Ms. Miles has presented on various topics of family law at seminars of her peers and at the training for the Superior Court judges throughout the state of Georgia.  She is extremely involved in many non-profit organizations in her community and has served in key leadership roles for many of these organizations. 
Firm History:
Joined firm in 1984

Education:
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 1984, J.D.

Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1981,B.A. History and Political Science

Professional Admissions:

  • State of Georgia
    • All State Courts
    • All Superior Courts
    • Court of Appeals
  • US District Court of Northern District of Georgia, US Court of Appeals - 11th Circuit
  • United States of America
    • All District Courts
    • Court of Appels
    • 11th Circuit
    • Supreme Court


Professional Organizations:

  • American Bar Association (1984 - Present)
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Executive Committee of the Family Law Section (2006-Present)
    • Chair, Family Law Section (2012-2013)
    • Secretary (2010-2011)
    • Editorial Board (2014-Present)
    • Tri-Chair of Diversity Committee (2014-2015)
    • Ethics and Professionalism Subcommittee (2015-Present)
  • Gainesville - Northeastern Bar Association
    • President (2003 – 2004)
    • President Young Lawyers Section (1987- 88)
  • Fellows Program of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, Inc. (2006-Present)
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club (2014-Present)
  • National Association of Development Companies (1996-2013)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2013-Present)
    • Board of Managers (2014-Present)

Civic Involvement:
  • Leadership Hall County, 1989
  • Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors (2002-2005, 2009-2012)
    • Co-Chair of SPLOST Committee, 2004
    • Vice President ‑ Governmental Relations (1990-1992)
    • Leadership Committee (l990 ‑ l992)
    • Associate Director, 1988
    • Chairman, Local Government Committee, l989
    • Chairman, Ambassadors Committee, l989
    • Co-Chair Issues Committee, 2006
  • United Way of Hall County
    • Campaign Chair 2001
    • Division Chairman l986 ‑ l988
    • Board of Directors (l99l-l997, l998 - 2003)
    • Budget and Admissions Committee (l99l-1994)
    • Nominating Committee, l993, l994, 1999, 2000
    • Strategic Planning, Chairperson, l998
  • Gainesville College Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (1993-1997)
    • Secretary/Teasurer (1993-1994)
    • Chairman of Fundraising, 1995
    • Chairman, 1996
    • Investment Committee (1995-1997)
  • Vision 2030
    • Chair (2009-2012)
    • Chair, Internal Operations (2013-2014)
    • Chair of Greenspace (2007-2009)
    • Co-Chair, Diversity Committee (2005-2006)
    • Board of Directors (2006-2014)
  • Chattahoochee Country Club
    • Long Range Planning Committee (2015-Present)
    • Board of Governers (2009-2012)
    • Membership Chairman, 1994
  • WomenSource, Inc.
    • Founding Member, Board of Directors (2014-Present)
    • Chair-Elect, 2016
    • Secretary, 2015
  • Elachee Nature Science Center, Inc.
    • Board of Trustees (2015-present)
    • Secretary (2016-present)
    • Advisory Board (2013-2014)
  • BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership, Advisory Board (2015-Present)
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center Foundation
    • Arbor Committee (2007-2011)
  • Girls Incorporated of Northeast Georgia
    • Board of Directors (1990-1995)
    • President, 1991
  • North Georgia Community Foundation
    • Board of Directors (1994-2000)
    • Secretary 1996
  • Rape Response, Inc.
    • Board of Directors (1998-1990)
    • Legislative Chairman, 1989
    • President, 1987
  • Lanier Tech Board of Trustees (1990-1994)
  • Kiwanis Club (1990-1995)
  • Gannett Ascertainment Committee, 1988
  • Business and Professional Women (1986-1988)
  • Georgia Mountain Officials (1986-1992)
  • Member of First Presbyterian Church
  • 1996 Roundtable-Gainesville/Hall County (1993-1994)
  • Hall County Library Board (1995-1996)
  • Gateway House
    • Board of Directors (1995-1997)
  • Highlands Jaycees, Inc.
    • President (1984-1985)
  • Commerce Club (1988-2012)
    • Vice President, 1990
    • Secretary, 1991
  • American Heart Association
    • Board of Directors (1990-1993)
  • The Family Relations Program, Inc. (1986-1988)
    • President, 1987