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Miles has a seventeen-year track record of successfully litigating and resolving a wide range of disputes in federal and state courts, in arbitration, through mediation, and as a mediator himself. Miles achieves favorable outcomes for clients by combining a practical, common-sense approach with finely honed legal skills, including the ability to cut quickly to the heart of a case, to make strategic use of the litigation tools available, and advocate persuasively by telling a compelling story. 

Miles joined Savitt Bruce & Willey in 2007. Before that, he practiced with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Riddell Williams PS, and served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Civil Division of the King County Prosecutor’s office. Miles also was a law clerk to Judge Carolyn Dimmick, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    20 years, 75 cases
  2. Mediation: 30%
    20 years, 15 cases

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  • Mark Vincent Jordan

    I endorse Miles. He is an excellent lawyer who achieves desired results.


    Mark Jordan Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stuart Alan Heller

    Miles is an experienced and very competent litigator. He is handling some complex litigation for one of my clients and is defending it with skill and good results. I will refer more litigation matters to him should the opportunity arise.


    Stuart Heller Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP

Joshua Green Building
1425 4th Ave Ste 800
Seattle, WA, 98101-2272


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSavitt Bruce & Willey LLP2009 - Present
AttorneySavitt Bruce & Willey LLP2007 - 2009
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of Miles A. Yanick, PC2005 - 2006
AssociateDavis Wright Tremaine LLP2001 - 2005
AssociateMcNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren 2000 - 2001
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1999 - 2000
AssociateRiddell Williams, P.S.1997 - 1999
Law ClerkUnited States District Court, Western District of Washington1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationCo-Chair Local Rules Committee2010 - Present
King County Bar Association Judicial Screening CommitteeMember2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
King County Bar Association Community Legal Services CommitteeMember1999 - 2001
Federal Pro Bono Panel, Western District of WashingtonVolunteer Attorney1998 - 2005
King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal ClinicsVolunteer Attorney1996 - 1999
Publication nameTitleDate
Practical LawWashington Litigation Overview Q&A2015
Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section NewsletterSpoliation Basics for Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers2012
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington) NewsUpcoming Changes to the Federal Rules2011
King County Bar BulletinRules 26 and 56 Under Federal Amendment2011
University of Michigan Journal of Law ReformLoss of Protection as Injury in Fact: An Approach to Establishing Standing to Challenge Environmental Planning Decisions1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Evergreen State CollegeLiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Association of Corporate CounselFinessing the Fine Print: Agreements to Arbitrate and Covenants not to Compete2014
Washington Association of Corporate CounselCovering Your Bases: Practical Tips to Deal with and Avoid Litigation2013
Washington State Bar Association CLEThe Art of Arbitration: A Symposium of Practice Tips, Crucial Updates, Forms and Checklists2012
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter) CLEA Discussion of the Proposed Amendments to the Local Civil Rules2012
Litigation of Estates, Trusts and Guardianships in WashingtonThe Trust and Estate Dispute Resolution Act2006
Annual Federal Practice CLEAlternative Dipute Resolution at Middle Age (panel-discussion moderator)2006
8th Annual Probate Litigation & EthicsInheritance Issues Raised by Reproductive Technologies2005