Stephen L. Miles
A product of the public school system of Baltimore City and counties.
B.A. Degree University of Maryland
JD Degree University of Maryland School of Law
Graduate special Prosecutorial College Northwestern Law School
Steve’s complete education in undergraduate school and law school was paid for entirely by Steve as he worked full time while doing this and supporting his family. A work ethic early learned.
Admitted to practice law in following courts:
- All District Courts in the State of Maryland
- All Circuit Courts in the State of Maryland
- Maryland Special Court of Appeals
- Maryland Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court
- Supreme Court of the United States
Raised in Baltimore City and Baltimore County Steve attended public schools and both the City of Baltimore and Baltimore County. He knows his community. His dad was killed in WW ll so early on he knew what it meant to work hard and help his family.
Steve’s brother is a professor at New York University and his sister a special education teacher.
Steve is married with four children. He has two children from his first marriage and he and his present wife, a lawyer in the Attorney General’s office of the State of Maryland also have tow children.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. While attending law school, in addition to working full-time in the retail world, he held numerous law clerk positions and in fact was the first Law Clerk in the States Attorneys Office in Baltimore County where he drafted all of their criminal indictments.
Upon graduation from law school, the States Attorneys Office recruited Steve. Unlike the vast majority of new hires at this position Steve was assigned to the Circuit Court level, and for three years prosecuted major felony cases. During this time he prosecuted hundreds of cases and tried well over fifty jury trials.
Upon leaving the States Attorneys Office, Steve then went to work with well-known defense attorney, Russell J. White. Mr. White, knowing a good thing, shortly thereafter formed the law firm of White & Miles. After several years, Steve struck out on his own forming The Law Offices of Stephen L. Miles. For the next twenty years, Steve grew his firm into one of the largest and most highly regarded personal injury and criminal defense firms in the state of Maryland. In 1999 Steve merged his firm with the law firm of Saiontz and Kirk and the law firm became known as Saiontz, Kirk, & Miles.
Steve, missing the close personal contact that he first experienced with his clients in his early years, decided to resign from Saiontz, Kirk, and Miles, and reopened The Law Offices of Stephen L. Miles.
Awards / Community Service
The Governors Salute to Excellence to Stephen L. Miles for his support of the House of Ruth
“In honor of the time, talent, and personal effort which will assist the battered women and their families throughout Maryland, outstanding service and significant contributions to the betterment of your community and the great State of Maryland.”
Comedy Benefits – Hosted and sponsored comedy nights to benefit The House of Ruth providing all food and beverages to those who bought tickets so that 100 % of proceeds would go to the House of Ruth.
Coached little league Baseball and Basketball
Award for service in the legal aid program of Maryland
Moot court Judge University of Maryland Law School
Member Committee to elect sitting Judges of Circuit court and Director of their marketing campaign.
Award from Baltimore Ravens Disability Awareness Program and the City of Baltimore’s Therapeutic Recreation Department, “In recognition of your years of continued service and enhancement of the lives of the physically challenged.”
Award – From the Sabbath School Department of Berea Temple S.D.A. Church.
“In grateful appreciation for your outstanding and dedicated service to the community of Baltimore”
Award – From United States Coast Guard Yard for volunteering to Baltimore Coast Guard Officers Association
Mr. Miles has had numerous articles written about him and his law practice in the Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The City Paper (ten page feature article), and the Daily Record.
The Daily Record, the leading legal newspaper that all lawyers and Judges in the state subscribe to for their legal news assigned a reporter to spend several days with Mr. Miles and write a feature article about him and his legal work. After spending time with and observing Mr. Miles, the Daily Record has this to say about the Law offices of Stephen L. Miles.
- “His life is ruled by an old-fashioned work ethic.”
- “He demonstrates a surprising professionalism.”
- “His manner of speaking is clear, frank and intelligent.”
- “He knows exactly what he is doing.”
- “Miles is articulate and well prepared.”
- “Within his firm, there is an excellent division of labor among secretaries, lawyers, and paralegals.”
- “Again, the efficiency is startling ……. The man is focused, careful, and professional.”
- In describing what takes place around the office, The Daily Record has this to say, “There’s no chaos, no frantic searches for files, notes and client names. This man is not winging it.”
- In referring to his DWI practice the writer states, “The Law Offices of Stephen L. Miles represents 50 drunk drivers in court every month. Miles represents the vast majority (at present Mr. Miles will be representing each one) personally.”
- “And he can pull out all stops in front of a jury if he has to.” Shortly before Christmas, Miles won a jury trial in Howard County Circuit Court. His client had been arrested for driving while intoxicated based upon a field sobriety test – he failed to walk the proverbial straight line. The client insisted, however, that he’d had only two beers before the police pulled him over.
- Miles subpoenaed a waitress who had served his client the two beers and even the restaurant manager who produced the check to confirm the story. And on cross examination of the arresting officer, Miles made it clear to the jury that his client had been pulled over on the left hand shoulder and forced to walk the line next to the speed lane, a frightening and difficult task for anyone, regardless of sobriety. The jury acquitted.
- United States Coast Guard
- University of Baltimore Law Panel
- Various Public Schools
- Life skills lecture to the University of Loyola Men’s Basketball Team
- Life skills lecture to the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team
- Former talk show host WCBM radio – During his seven years of talk show on WCBM radio, Mr. Miles would donate money each week to a different charitable cause and would personally match dollar for dollar the contributions given by his listeners.