J. Eric Miles

Phone Number: 
(615) 255-2555
(615) 255-0032

Mr. Miles is a member of the firm. He focuses on civil litigation matters, including the defense of health care providers in medical malpractice claims. Mr. Miles has extensive jury trial experience, and he has successfully defended numerous cases involving multimillion dollar claims as lead counsel or co-counsel.  The most recent verdicts Mr. Miles obtained as lead defense counsel are:


  • Defense verdict for a Maury County surgical group in a case involving a claim of wrongful death.
  • Defense verdict for a Sumner County emergency medicine physician in a case involving a claim of wrongful death.
  • Defense verdict for a Wilson County internal medicine physician in a case involving a claim of wrongful death.
  • Defense verdict as joint lead counsel for a Davidson County neurosurgical group in a case involving a claim of wrongful death.
  • Defense verdict for a Davidson County urologist and his practice group in a case involving a claim of permanent injury.
  • Defense verdict for a Rutherford County radiologist in a case involving a claim of severe emotional injury.
  • Directed verdict for a Davidson County general surgeon in a case involving a claim of injuries following surgery.

Mr. Miles also has substantial appellate experience.  The following is a representative list of appellate matters Mr. Miles has handled:

  • Kinsey v. Schwarz, No. M2016-02028-COA-R3-CV, 2017 Tenn. App. LEXIS 566 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2017).
  • Groves v. Colburn, 2013 WL 3964758 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2013).
  • Jackson v. HCA Health Services of Tennessee, Inc., 383 S.W.3d 497 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012).
  • Givens v. Josovitz, 343 S.W.3d 76 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010).
  • Clifford v. Tacogue, 2010 WL 2712534 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010).

Mr. Miles has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV – Preeminent.” He is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. He was listed as one of Tennessee's twenty most prolific civil trial attorneys of 2012 in the Eighth Edition of the Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter Year in Review.

Mr. Miles was raised in New England. After graduating from The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, he attended Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. Mr. Miles graduated in 1995 with a degree in English. He then attended Tulane University’s School of Law in New Orleans and graduated cum laude in 1998. After law school, he returned to Birmingham to begin his legal career at Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville (now Adams & Reese), where he practiced for over three years. Mr. Miles then moved to Nashville and joined North, Pursell & Ramos, P.L.C. in January 2002.

Mr. Miles is active in professional and civic organizations. He is on the District Five Investigating Committee of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. He has twice served as a mentor to recently licensed attorneys through the Tennessee Bar Association’s Mentoring Program. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association as well as a member, and former Secretary, of the Nashville Bar Association. He volunteered as a mentor with Middle Tennessee Big Brothers Big Sisters for over five years. He attends the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Nashville, where he is an elected member of the Parish Council and serves as its Secretary. Mr. Miles enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing softball, attending sporting events and traveling.

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Current Employment Position: 
Bar Admissions: 
1998, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama; 2002, Tennessee; 2003, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee.
Birmingham-Southern College (B.A., 1995); Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 1998, cum laude).
Professional Associations and Memberships: 
Tennessee Bar Association; Nashville Bar Association (Secretary, 2004); Alabama State Bar.