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Shannon Briawn Miles

Child custody Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.6   9 reviews

also known as Shannon Miles

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Shannon

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Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. Ms. Miles was certified by a process which includes successful passage of a written examination, completion of specific tasks in the area of Family Law and Peer Review.  Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter.

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Location

Cage & Miles, LLP
16644 W. Bernardo Dr.
Suite 201
San Diego, CA, 92127

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scary Good...
If you're up against a narcissist, call Shannon Miles. Going up against a selfish person in court is not the same as fighting a narcissist, not even close. Winning against a narcissist is impossible, it will not happen without a HIGHLY skilled attorney i.e. Shannon Miles. Unlike most people, the narcissist is an expert liar who is unafraid of consequence and fueled by the pain and chaos they create. The lies they are willing to declare under oath are so abundant and so shocking, any judge would sooner believe the narcissist's story than believe anyone could be so brazen and so dumb as to risk criminal charges for the sake of winning (control). Anyone who's truly dealing with a narcissist will say the same: "you will never win against a narcissist". I'm here to tell you that "winning" is possible. After Shannon's Cross Examination, I went from living in constant fear of my ex to feeling nothing but pitty for him. The months leading up to trial were arduous. The team at Cage & Miles was patient and supportive. My case was especially challenging as I was so taken aback by the shocking allegations, that I felt the need to explain and re-explain my side of the story, refute the lies, and educate them on the level of pathology we were dealing with. I tried so hard to detail every single thing out of fear that no one, not even these great attorneys, could understand what we were up against. The team at Cage & Miles kept bringing me back to the center of the case and reassured me repeatedly. With my daughter's future at stake, I couldn't help but worry that something may be missed, one of his lies would gain traction etc. I was drowning in the details without realizing - this was exactly what my ex was trying to achieve. I spent A LOT more of my own time and energy spinning around attempting to grasp every chaotic scrap that was thrown at us. In retrospect, if I could have changed one thing about my experience, I would have put more trust in my team at Cage & Miles and Shannon as my attorney. I sent over so many details and documents supporting my innocence, my excellent parenting, my stable and loving home etc. Immediately after sitting down at the hearing, Shannon blew me away with her findings and the "homework" her firm put in before the trial. They raked through his 500+ exhibits (all lengthy, wordy, disjointed, unorganized emails) and found glaring inconsistencies, damning material, shocking timestamps / timelines, etc. Shannon and her team were able to find signal in the noise and during the trial, she elegantly used his own evidence against him and successfully managed to strike upon his only fear in life - EXPOSURE. It was awkward and uncomfortable watching him squirm as this was is not what I wanted, but by default (due to excellent questions) what wound up happening. Shannon held him accountable and didn't allow for a single shade of grey in his response. I was blown away, I thought I had it all covered, yet the most important details were discovered and brought to light by the team at Cage & Miles. Shannon's Cross Examination was terrifying. If you find yourself on the opposite side of the courtroom as Shannon, be warned that it is not a good position to be in!! We are still working on other aspects of the case, but I do believe we had a positive outcome and my daughter was saved from what could have been a disastrous situation. "Winning" to me was not only the outcome, but in the process. The team at Cage & Miles gave me a new sense of strength and they gave me the tools to manage a lifetime of co-parenting I have ahead of me with my ex. I have faith that things will improve dramatically, now that my ex knows his role and knows that we (me and my team) are not putting up with his legal intimidation ever again. I would highly recommend Shannon, Mehry, and Jamie to anyone who needs solid representation against a "powerful" force - they themselves are a force to be reckoned with.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional, and Compassionate
I hired Ms. Miles to handle my divorce after catching my wife of 10+ years in an affair. I have three children and own my own contracting business. When I first came to her, I was emotional and most of all petrified of losing my kids. I knew I would have to pay child support and spousal support and my wife was not working. It was all so overwhelming. Shannon took me through the process step by step. She explained everything to me and would get back to me quickly. Her staff is so professional and awesome to work with. She always offered assistance of her paralegal and associate attorneys to help keep costs down. We only had one court appearance and ended up settling everything out of court. She prepared me for FCS and I was way more prepared than my ex!! . I now have 50/50 with my kids even though I work and now my ex has to do job contacts each week and get a job!! She handled the overly aggressive opposing attorney like a pro and always seemed like she was the one in charge of the negotiations, not the other way around. I was kept in the loop every step of the way and my options were always explained carefully with an emphasis on the cost vs. benefit of each potential action in my case. I ended up paying no attorney fees to my ex and the property division was fair. I cannot recommend Shannon's services and her firm enough.
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Posted by Jason | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Stars is Not Enough!
Since my very first consultation with Shannon Miles I new she was the perfect attorney for my child custody case. My situation was complex and involved coordinating with other attorneys out of state. Through it all Shannon and her superstar team was there to make sure I was fully represented and that my rights as a Father were protected. Shannon was tough, extremely thorough and detail oriented. I hold the highest confidence in her professionalism, legal knowledge and battle skills. You can’t go wrong with Cage & Miles for any Family Law matters. Thank you Shannon!
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Shannon is amazing!
I hired Shannon to handle my divorce. Before her, I was being taken advantage of and not completely aware of everything that was going on (I was so confused on my own). Shannon kicked butt for me and walked me through this very tough process, she kept me informed of everything that was going on, and was so knowledgeable, and very nice! Thanks Shannon, for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2015
Best decision I ever made!
When it was clear my marriage of 22+ years was headed for divorce, a wise person told me, "hire excellent attorneys, and listen to them." Turns out - that was the best advice I could have received! Hiring Shannon Miles changed my life - the lives of my children! There is not a day that goes by that I am not truly grateful for the outcome that she brought to our daily lives. Her expertise is more than just knowledge of Family Law - it is compassion for her clients and and understanding of the nuances of the Family Court system. She is tough - strong enough to battle toe-to-toe with the most formidable opponent, yet understands that life is about longevity - not short term revenge. I highly recommend Shannon Miles for all your Family Law needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Child Custody Issue
Shannon was my attorney for a child custody issue. She was fantastic. She was well organized and knowledgeable. She provided me with options and was very helpful in guiding me through the process. With her counsel, I was able resolve the issue exactly they way I wanted. I would recommend her to anyone dealing with this type of issue.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
Highly Recommend Shannon Miles
I hired Shannon Miles for enforcement of a court order following a divorce from many years prior. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of divorce law. She was always honest and very professional. She explained thoroughly how the process would flow and anwered questions completely. I was kept informed as issues came up. We had two court dates and Shannon was a great litigator, very confident in court and worked well with the opposing attorney. I was very glad she was representing me and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by ayerim | March 13, 2015
awesome!
She was fast and knew exactly what she was doing. I would definately recommend her to everyone! Very nice person :) very happy by having her as my lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not very professional
I consulted with her in 2016 and she was very rude. I was trying to find a lawyer and also get legal advice about my child support/custody agreement. I did pay for her time over the free 30 minutes, but she still rushed me out of her office. I talked to other attorneys after her and they did not agree with some of the legal advice she gave me.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 525-525 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Court Appointed Minor's Counsel
  • Superior Court State Of California
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Cage & Miles, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Nancy J. Bickford, APC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Moore, Schulman & Moore, APC
  • 2006 - 2012
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • San Diego North County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Family Law College of Trial Advocacy
  • Graduate
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Hon. J. Clifford Wallace American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2012 - 2013
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • New Lawyer Division Family Law Section Rep
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Young New Lawyer Division
  • Editor YNLD For the Record
  • 2010 - 2011
  • The Honorable Fiorenzo V. Lopardo American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2007 - 2009
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2013
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America Women in the Law Edition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • National Trial Advocates
  • 2015
  • Mediation
  • Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • 2014
  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • California State Bar
  • 2014
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Board of Governors of the State Bar of California
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (16)
Endorse Shannon
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shannon is a passionate and exceptional advocate. She is highly knowledgeable and works extremely hard to provide her clients with results. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgeable and professional lawyer. Shannon is well respected and trusted attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Miles. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact her for help."
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Shannon Miles is a trained mediator and fierce litigator. She is an excellent family law attorney who handles her cases with compassion. Attorney Miles has extensive experience with child custody and visitation cases as well as with divorces involving complex financial issues."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is a compassionate and dedicated family law attorney with an expertise in child custody matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is outstanding. Shannon is dedicated to her clients and to the ethical representation of their cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shannon is a fantastic attorney; she fights diligently and conscientiously for her clients."
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San Diego Child custody Lawyer Shannon Briawn Miles
Shannon Briawn Miles
Child custody Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 16 years