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About me

I am a UCLA graduate with a BA in Econcomics.  I received my law degree from 

Southwestern University in Los Angeles in 1976, and  I was admitted to the California State Bar in December 1976.  I opened my practice in El Cajon in July 1977.  My community interests include coaching soccer and little league for my children, officiating those sports as a volunteer, past memeber of the East County Advisory Board for the Red Cross, current Rotarian and President for the second time this year.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 45%
    38 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    38 years
  3. Business: 20%
    38 years
  4. Adoption: 5%
    38 years
  5. Probate: 5%
    38 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Thomas F. Miles, Attorney and Counselor at Law

152 W Park Ave
El Cajon, CA, 92020



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2004


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThomas F. Miles Attorney & Counselor at Law1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1976 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Aid SocietyBasic Bankruptcy2009