Below you'll find the latest news and events happening with Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. Click any of the headings to read more.


Attorney Named to 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that KEVIN J. TALLANT, a founding partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, has been selected to the 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers list for his expertise in Estate & Trust Litigation. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes:

  • Peer nominations
  • Independent research by Super Lawyers
  • Evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys



Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2018 ShamRockin' for a Cure being held on March 24th at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta. Money raised at the 10th annual "Party with a Purpose" supports the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improving the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately finding a cure!

Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC attorneys Ethan Underwood and Lauren Giles successfully argued and won their tax appeal cases against Hall County before the Supreme Court of Georgia. Congratulations to our clients! Read the full article here.


Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC surprised attorney Jonah Howell with a baby shower! He and his wife are expecting their first child, due the first week in February...which really means any day now. We can't wait to meet the newest addition to the MHT family! Congratulations Jonah and Jaclyn!


2018...a New Year and a New Look!!!

It's out with the old and in with the new at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC! We brightened and lightened our lobby and conference center adding our "MHT Blue" on the walls and splashes of it on the floor and in our beautiful new décor. Our decorator, Susan Chupp, did a fabulous job!


New Managing Partner

Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is pleased to announce Brian A. Hansford as its new Managing Partner. Brian is a founding partner of the firm and succeeds Dana B. Miles who served as managing partner from 2010-2017. Brian will maintain his criminal defense practice while serving as the firm's managing partner. We look forward to a great 2018 with Brian's leadership and guidance of the firm!


New Partner

Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is pleased to announce Lauren C. Giles has been named a Partner in the firm. A graduate of Clemson University and the University of Georgia School of Law, Lauren joined the firm as an associate in 2009. Her primary practice areas include land use and real estate, landlord/tenant issues, civil and probate litigation and estate planning. Congratulations Lauren!


Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is thrilled that its client, Meating Street BBQ, has opened its much-anticipated bricks & mortar location at 1294 Alpharetta St. Roswell, GA 30075. Brisket, Ribs, Pulled Pork, Beef Ribs, Turkey and Sausage! Meating Street BBQ makes all its own sides, sauces, and rubs using recipes crafted by Brian Keenan. Check out the menu here.


Where are musicians performing in my area? And in this cashless society, how do I tip them? Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is excited to assist Cenzit, LLC in the launch of its new APP, ShowMaster. Available in the App Store. See more here.


Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC was excited to once again sponsor the 5th Annual Five Points Challenge 5K in Cumming, Georgia on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The race, hosted by Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation, Inc. and Friends of Tony, supports and brings awareness to childhood cancer, environmental education, and Atlanta's Shepherd Center.


Pictured: Attorney Wendy Kraby's son, who has been running the race since he was 5 years old, finally -- at age 10 -- won his age division. Congratulations!

Ethan Underwood and Josh Scoggins, Partners in the Land Use and Zoning practice group at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, held a seminar titled Land Use for the Commercial Real Estate Professional for agents at Berkshire Hathaway's Forsyth County office. Topics covered the rezoning and entitlement process, variances, moratoria, vested rights and acquisition of development permits. With constant changes being made by many local governments to their various development codes, Ethan and Josh were able to shed some light on many of the changes, procedures and policies impacting real estate development in Forsyth County, Georgia and were able help better equip local real estate agents in assisting their clients with navigating these processes.

Ethan & Josh

Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is once again proud to sponsor the annual Five Points Challenge 5K which benefits Reaping Nature (Environmental Education for Children, Adults & Communities) and Friends of Tony (Childhood cancer). Benefiting organizations include CHOA, CURE, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the Shepherd Center.

Race starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 4 at the Windermere Lodge.

Five Points Challenge 5K

August 2017

Jonah Howell of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC was just inducted into North Forsyth-400 Rotary Club by the District Governor of 6910! Congratulations Jonah!

 Jonah Howell of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC was just inducted into North Forsyth-400 Rotary Club

July 2017 - Forsyth County Bar Association's Summer Party.

Our attorneys and their families attended the Forsyth County Bar summer gathering at The Reid Barn in Cumming, GA.

forsyth county bar








June 2017

Talk of the TableOur client, Talk of the Table, made a visit to our office for a wine and cheese tasting with the whole firm! You can visit the wine shop at The Collection, in Forsyth County.





March, 2017

Kevin Tallant has been named 2017 Super Lawyer for Estate and Trust Litigation
Kevin McDonough has been named 2017 Rising Star for Business/Corporate Law

December 13, 2016

Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC recently welcomed up and coming attorney, Jonah B. Howell, after recently passing the Georgia bar. Jonah was sworn in by Judge Jeffery Bagley, Chief Judge of Forsyth County Superior Court.

Jonah Swearing InMr. Howell graduated from Kennesaw State University, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Legal Studies. He attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor. He was active in the Federalist Society, participated in the Business Law Clinic where he assisted local small business owners with various legal issues, and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Click here to find out more information about Jonah B. Howell.




November 19, 2016


Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is pleased to once again sponsor the Five Points Challenge 5K to benefit Friends of Tony and Reaping Nature. The 4th Annual 5k will be held on Saturday, November 19th at the Windermere Lodge in Cumming, GA. For more information or to register please go to: and help us support our local community!


June 17, 2016

Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is welcoming Attorney Kevin McDonough and Attorney Deborah Anice Swofford effective August 1st. The joint forces allow us to expand our practice areas and to proudly announce mediation services across the legal landscape.

March 4, 2016
Kevin Tallant has been named a "Rising Star" in Estate & Trust Litigation by Georgia Super Lawyers.

January 4, 2016

Kevin J. Tallant Appointed as an Associate Magistrate
Kevin Tallant, one of our founding partners, has recently been sworn in as an associate magistrate for Forsyth County!

November 7, 2015
3rd Annual 5 Points Challenge 5k
Miles Hansford & Tallant is once again sponsoring the Five Points Challenge 5k! Click to find out more.

October 29, 2015
Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC Welcomes Jennifer S. Ray
Jennifer S. Ray
is an attorney specializing in civil & business litigation and criminal defense.

August 19, 2015
Miles Hansford & Tallant Attends Forsyth Business Expo
On Thursday, August 13th, the attorneys at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC participated in the annual Forsyth County Business Expo.

June 16, 2015
Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC Welcomes New Attorney, Jonathan C. Beard
Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is proud to welcome Jonathan C. Beard to their team of talented attorneys.

April 8, 2015
MHT Participates in Preparing to Protect

February 2, 2015
Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC Welcomes Two New Partners
Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC recently welcomed two additional partners, attorneys Ethan Underwood and Joshua Scoggins.

June 18, 2014
Forsyth County Courthouse Time-lapse

June 18, 2014
2nd Annual Five Points Challenge 5K

June 18, 2014
Brian Hansford for Judge of the Municipal Court of Roswell

May 7, 2014
The Liberty Bell Award

May 1, 2014
Happy One Year Anniversary to Talk of the Table!

May 1, 2014
Law Day 2014

May 1, 2014
Attorney Molly Anderson Named Member of the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts Organization

March 31, 2014
Lanier Forsyth Rotary Club's 1st Annual Kentucky Derby Day Fundraiser
Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Lanier Forsyth Rotary Club's 1st Annual Kentucky Derby Day Fundraiser.

March 25, 2014
Kevin J. Tallant Named to Foundation Board

October 28, 2013
Five Points Challenge 5K!

October 1, 2013
Partner Kevin Tallant Elected President of the Forsyth County Bar Association

April 11, 2012
The Atlanta Journal Constitution calls Dana Miles One of Forsyth's Most Prominent Attorneys

April 11, 2012
Kevin J. Tallant - Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star