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Thomas Frederic Miles

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at El Cajon, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2004

About Thomas

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Consumer and Smaill Business bankruptcy, Chapters 7 & 13

    46 years

  2. Trusts
    Wills & trusts of all types

    46 years

  3. Business
    Business transactional matters, including formation and dissolution of entities, purchase & sale, contracts, & leases.

    46 years

  4. Adoption

    46 years

  5. Probate

    46 years

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.

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Thomas F. Miles, Attorney and Counselor at Law
152 W Park Ave
El Cajon, CA, 92020


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Posted by richard | December 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I found my bankrupcy experience with Mr Tom Miles one of the best in my 82 years. In addition his asst, Gere was the nicest person and was very helpful in all aspects of this experience. Their knowledge in this area helps them make your experience go without a hic-up.I can't say enough nice things.
Posted by Jody | May 24, 2015
The Only Place to Go for Bankruptcy
If you are considering filing bankruptcy, please do yourself a favor and go see Tom Miles. First and foremost, he is extremely knowledgable in all current bankruptcy law. This went a long way to put my mind at ease. Tom is compassionate, kind, helpful and never, in any way did he try to pressure me to do anything. He will take the time to walk you through the entire process, patiently explaining the steps. Now- Gere, who handles all the day-to-day, in's and outs of your paperwork, is a ROCKSTAR. It literally felt as though a friend was guiding me through this process, making it almost... enjoyable. She is sharp as a tack, sweet, funny and does everything within her power to get you (as easily as possible) through the mounds of paperwork required. Please LISTEN to her, and follow her interactions. It WILL make your life less complicated! Tom and Gere have enormous hearts for helping people. This is their passion and their gift. I did not feel an ounce of judgement, only empathy and caring. I highly recommend this little practice in El Cajon. They made what was obviously a difficult time for me much better than I could have hoped for.
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Posted by Brandi | May 11, 2015
Best in the Business
5 years ago, we were experiencing a great deal of financial hardship. We needed to do something fast. I found Tom through the Internet and set up our first appointment. I left that appointment feeling so blessed to have found such an amazing attorney. Not only has he had many years experience in BK law but he is so helpful, non-judgemental and he really wants what is best for his clients! This is rare in today's day and age, believe me! Don't get drawn into the big firms who have a revolving door, go to Tom. He will treat you with the respect you deserve.
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Posted by Elizabeth | December 28, 2014
I am so glad I found Mr. Miles, I first talked to Gere who was very helpful she walked me through every bit of the process and set my mind at ease that everything was going to be OK. They are so down to earth and very concerned about making sure you understand everything every step of the way. They were just what I needed during a very stressful time...Thank You Tom and Gere!!!
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Posted by Brenda | December 12, 2014
Trustworthy, knowledgeable attorney that goes above and beyond for his clients
I was a victim of our U.S. Banks & Obama's Fair Market Housing Assoc. loan modification scam and then was further victimized by Kerry Steigerwalt's Pacific Law Firm. After several failed attempts to find a Bankruptcy Attorney that could come in and save the day, I found Attorney Thomas Miles and his wonderfully caring and competent assistant Gere. With only 10 days to spare before my home was sold at foreclosure auction, Tom and Gere saved my home, protecting my only remaining investment and keeping a roof over the heads of my family. It didn't end there though... My BK was very lengthy and complicated and Tom performed one miracle after another to not only make it happen, but keep it affordable for me. In my life I have a small pocket of very special people that I credit with changing the course of my life in the most positive of all ways, and Thomas Miles and his assistant Gere are in there. I could never possibly express my gratitude for all they have done for me. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this law firm.
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Posted by Charlotte | December 2, 2014
A truely honest attorney
Mr. Miles, Helped me thru a very difficult time, I prayed and feel the Lord lead me to Tom. He was wonderful, I was blessed big time. Thomas told me not to worry and he would take care of everything, and that's exactly what he did. I havent felt this peaceful in years. Thank you Tom and Gere
Posted by Gary | September 19, 2013
Miles Will Go the Extra Mile for His Clients
Mr. Miles did a great job handling our Bankruptcy Case. He really cares about his clients. He was easy to talk with and answered all of our questions and concerns. He's great about returning phone calls. He really helped us a through a most difficult time. If you're looking for a Very Professional and Excellent Attorney, Mr. Miles is who you want by your side.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 2004
updated on 10/15/2011

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Thomas F. Miles Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • 1977 - Present


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • State Bar of California
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Aid Society
  • Basic Bankruptcy
  • 2009

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El Cajon Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Thomas Frederic Miles
Thomas Frederic Miles
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
El Cajon, CA
Licensed for 46 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004. See details