Miles Yanick (Of Counsel)

206-381-3300 Ext. 175 (Phone)

Practice Areas

Miles Yanick

Miles is a litigator with over 25 years of experience successfully resolving a wide range of disputes for individuals and businesses in federal and state courts.  Miles has represented clients in matters involving patent infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets, noncompetition agreements, commercial contracts, real property disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, securities fraud and other business torts, trust and estate disputes, and employment discrimination, including class actions.  Miles combines a practical, common-sense approach with finely honed legal skills, including the ability to cut quickly to the heart of a case, make strategic use of the litigation tools available, and tell a compelling story.

Before joining Lowe Graham & Jones, Miles was a partner at Savitt Bruce & Willey for 13 years; he also practiced with Davis Wright Tremaine, Riddell Williams, and the King County Prosecutor’s Office (Civil Division) and as a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn R. Dimmick, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.  Miles is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude.

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 1996
  • The Evergreen State College, B.A., 1990
  • U.S. District Courts: Western and Eastern Districts Of Washington
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • All Washington State Courts
  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington
    • Co-Chair, Local Rules Committee, 2010-2015
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • TEDRA Litigation Committee, Real Property Probate and Trust Section, 2006-2020
  • King County Bar Association
    • Judicial Screening Committee, 2006-2011
    • KCBA Community Legal Services Committee, 2000-2003
    • KCBA Family Law Mentor Program, 2001-2002
    • KCBA Housing Justice Project, 1998-1999
    • KCBA Lake City Neighborhood Legal Clinic, 1997-2000
  • Mediator, King County Dispute Resolution Center, 2009-2012
  • Mediator, Snohomish County Dispute Resolution Center, 2007-2009
  • Pro Bono Panel, US District Court, Western District of Washington, 2002-2003
  • Washington Litigation Overview Q&A, Practical Law,
  • Spoliation Basics for Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers, Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust, author, 2012
  • Upcoming Changes to the Federal Rules, Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington News, Winter 2011, Fall 2010
  • Rules 26 and 56 Under Federal Amendment, KCBA Bar Bulletin, March 2011
  • Stepping into Federal Court and Avoiding the Procedural Boot, Lorman Education Services, co-author, 1998
  • University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, 1994-1996
  • Finessing the Fine Print: Agreements to Arbitrate and Covenants not to Compete, Washington Association of Corporate Counsel, presenter, 2014
  • Covering Your Bases: Practical Tips to Deal with and Avoid Litigation, Washington Association of Corporate Counsel, presenter, 2013
  • The Art of Arbitration: A Symposium of Practice Tips, Crucial Updates, Forms and Checklists, Washington State Bar Association CLE, panelist, 2012
  • A Discussion of the Proposed Amendments to the Local Civil Rules, Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington CLE, presenter and panelist, 2012
  • Posthumous Conception and the Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children, King County Bar Association Annual Probate Litigation CLE, presenter, 2006
  • Panel discussion regarding alternative dispute resolution, Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington Continuing Legal Education, moderator, 2006
  • University of Washington Medical Center, Palliative Care Department volunteer, 2015-2017
  • Evergreen Healthcare, hospice program volunteer, 2012-2013
  • Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Board of Trustees, 2011-2017
  • Bright Water School Board of Trustees, 2007-2011
  • Swedish Hospital, hospice program volunteer, 2010-2011



  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2022
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers, 2010-2022
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers Top 100 List, 2017-2019
  • Selected to Washington Rising Stars, 2004, 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (5.0 out of possible 5.0 peer review rating)
  • 10.0 Rating on