Patrick A. Miles Joins Dickinson Wright

Patrick A. Miles Joins Dickinson Wright

August 2006
Top Corporate Lawyer Joins Grand Rapids Office GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 23, 2006) – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick A. Miles, Jr. as a Member in the Grand Rapids office. Formerly a partner at Varnum PLLC, Mr. Miles’ practice specialties include corporate and telecommunications and is recognized as an expert on diversity topics, including the formation and certification of minority and woman-owned businesses. Mr. Miles has represented companies ranging in size from start-up ventures to public, multi-national corporations on general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions. He has served as general counsel to Aquinas College, retail businesses and several automotive and office furniture suppliers. Mr. Miles also was special outside legal counsel to the City of Detroit on cable and telecommunications issues. He received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Economics from Aquinas College and his law degree from Harvard University in 1991 where he served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Record. Mr. Miles is Chairman of the Aquinas College Board of Trustees and presently serves as a member of the Spectrum Health Hospitals Board, the DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation Board and the Metropolitan Grand Rapids YMCA Board. He served as President of the Grand Rapids Bar Association in 2004-2005 and was the Chair of its Diversity Committee from 1998-2002. Mr. Miles was Co-chair of George Heartwell's successful 2003 campaign for Grand Rapids Mayor. He has earned numerous community and professional awards, including the Michigan Jaycees' "Outstanding Young Michigander Award," the Grand Rapids Jaycees' "Distinguished Service Award," the State Bar of Michigan's "Outstanding Young Lawyer Award," the Grand Rapids Branch NAACP's Floyd B. Skinner Justice Award, and being named three times as one of "40 Business Leaders Under 40" in West Michigan, as well as one of The Grand Rapids Press "10 Corporate Leaders to Watch." About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has over 220 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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