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Kelly Anne Miles

Practice Area

Paralegal

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Experience

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 Lawyers. She has an AV rating by her peers through Martindale-Hubbell and top ratings by clients on social media review sites.

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 35 years in complex divorce cases involving complicated finances. Ms. Miles handles all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, visitation, parenting time, alimony, child support, legitimation, paternity, pre- and postnuptial 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 the 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 a fair result.

Education

  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, J.D., 1984
  • Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, B.A. History and Political Science, 1981

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

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association (1984–Present)
  • State Bar of Georgia (1984–Present)
    • Executive Committee of the Family Law Section (2006–2014)
    • Chair, Family Law Section (2012–2013)
    • Editorial Board (2014–Present)
    • Tri-Chair of Diversity Committee (2014–2015)
  • Gainesville – Northeastern Bar Association (1984–Present)
    • President (2002–2003)
    • President Young Lawyers Section (1987–1988)
  • 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)
    • Treasurer, Georgia Chapter (2019–Present)

Community 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)
    • Chair of Leadership Committee (1992)
    • Associate Director (1988)
    • Chair, Local Government Committee (1989)
    • Chair, Ambassadors Committee (1989)
    • Co-Chair Issues Committee (2006)
  • United Way of Hall County
    • Campaign Chair (2001)
    • Secretary (1994)
    • Board of Directors (1991–1997, 1998–2003)
    • Panel Chair, Budget and Admissions Committee (1993–1994)
    • Nominating Committee, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000
    • Strategic Planning, Chairperson, 1998
  • Gainesville College Foundation, Inc.
    • Board of Trustees (1993–1997)
    • Chair of Fundraising (1995)
    • Chair (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
    • President (2018–2019)
    • Board of Govenors (2009–2012; 2016-2020)
  • WomenSource, Inc.
    • Founding and Diamond Member
    • Chair (2017)
    • Board of Directors (2014–2018)
  • Elachee Nature Science Center, Inc.
    • Board of Trustees (2015–2019)
    • Secretary (2016–2017)
    • Advisory Board (2013–2014)
  • BB&T Local 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)
  • Lanier Technical College
    • 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 Olympics (1993–1994)
  • Hall County Library Board (1995–1996)
  • Gateway House Domestic Violence Shelter
    • Board of Directors (1995–1997)
  • Highlands Jaycees, Inc. (1984–1988)
    • President (1984–1985)
  • Commerce Club (1988–2012)
    • Vice President (1990)
    • Secretary (1991)
  • American Heart Association
    • Board of Directors (1990–1993)
  • Kiwanis Club (1990–1995)
  • The Family Relations Program, Inc.
    • President (1987)
    • Board of Directors (1986–1988)

Awards

  • 1992 Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce President’s Award
  • 1989, 2004 Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Silver Shovel Award
  • Georgia Trend’s 2015 Legal Elite
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Voted “Best Family Law Firm” in Northeast Georgia, 2016
  • Readers’ Choice Awards, The Gainesville Times, 2016
  • Avvo rating, 10.0
  • Lawyers.com rating, 5.0
  • Martindale.com rating, 5.0

News, Articles, and Presentations

  • Surveys in Commercial Real Estate Transactions,” TIPS Seminar of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, February 2005
  • Document Production: New Things Not to Miss,” Nuts and BoltsSeminar for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Savannah and Atlanta, 2007, co-author with Tonya C. Boga.
  • Real Estate Issues in Divorce,” Family Law Institute of the State Bar Of Georgia, May 2008, co-author with Kurt A. Kegel.
  • Marital or Separate Property Post Lerch,” Nuts and Bolts SeminarFor the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Savannah, August 2008 and Atlanta, November 2008
  • No Money? Let’s Modify!” Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, May 2009, co-author with Jeffrey G. Morrow and the Honorable Jeffrey S. Bagley
  • “Discovery:  The Terrific Three,” Nuts and Bolts Seminar for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Savannah, August 2009 and Atlanta, September 2009, and Georgia Legal Services Training, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2014
  • “Equitable Division (Valuing Assets, Non-Marital Property Issues)” Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, May 2010, co-author with R. Scott Kraeuter and Martin S. Varon
  • “Discovery in the Information Age,” Nuts and Bolts Seminar for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, 2011
  • “Corporate Structure Topics & Tips,” SBA lender’s Seminar, St. Simons, Georgia, June 2011
  • “Discovery:  The Terrific Three! and In the Information Age,” Georgia Legal Services Training, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2011
  • “Family Law Convocation on Professionalism,” served as a panelist,  State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012
  • “‘Q and A’ With the Judges, A Compilation of Responses From 10 Metro Atlanta Judges and 16 Non-Metro Atlanta Judges,” Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, May 2012
  • “Case Law Update (2012–2013) and Legislative Update,” American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2013, co-author with David N. Marple and Representative Edward H. Lindsey, Jr.
  • “What to Do When the Final Order is Appealed,” Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, May 2014
  • Which Order to Follow While an Appeal is Pending,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2014
  • “Litigation Strategies Representing The Spouse Defending Alimony Claims,” Legal and Professional Education The Seminar Group, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2015
  • Hardman v. Hardman, Danger for the custodial parent…and her attorney! Plus a refresher course on res judicata,” co-author with Robyn K. Adams, The Family Law Review, a publication of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Winter 2015
  • “Balancing Competing Interests: A View from the Bench on Child Custody,” Moderator and written materials, Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, May 2015
  • “Developments in Family Law including the impact of Obergefell Hodges,” Co-presenter with Rebecca Crumrine Rieder, Webinar Series of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for the State Bar of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, September 2015
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter, Family Law Seminar, Program Co-Chair with Rebecca Crumrine Rieder, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2015
  • “Changes in Lawyer’s Fees,” Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, January 2016
  • “Basics of Discovery,” Nuts and Bolts Seminar for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Savannah, Georgia, August 2016
  • “Discovery:  The Terrific Three!,” Georgia Legal Services Training, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2016
  • “Pretrial Motions,” Co-presenter with Marvin L. Solomiany, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter, Family Law Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2016
  • “Temporary Hearings:  When you need them, Effective Preparation and Presentations, and What the Judges want to Hear,” Co-presenter with Lane Fitzpatrick, Family Law Institute of the State Bar of Georgia, Amelia Island, Florida, May 2017
  • “Professionalism,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Georgia Chapter, Family Law Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2019
  • “Top 7 Things to Know When Cross-Examining a Reasonable Compensation Expert,” co-presenter with Edward R. Rataj, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting, Montego Bay, Jamaica, March, 2020 (written materials only as oral presentation was postponed due to COVID).
  • “Family Law Convocation on Professionalism,” panelist, State Bar of 
    Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, February, 2020.

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