Dana B. Miles

Dana B. Miles

Founding Partner
Cumming, Georgia

Attorney Dana B. Miles, a founding partner of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, has practiced law in Forsyth and Dawson counties for over 25 years.  He specializes in general corporate and business litigation with a significant emphasis on local government law as he serves as City Attorney for both Cumming and Dawsonville.

Attorney Miles is active in the local community and has served as Chairman of the Forsyth County Zoning Board of Appeals.  He has an interest and specialty practice in real estate based litigation.  Miles is also a past President of the Forsyth County Rotary Club, the Blue Ridge Bar Association and the Forsyth County Bar Association.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Miles received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University in 1977 and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1980. He has served in the offices of President, Secretary, Treasurer and District Representative for the Law School Alumni Council at the University of Georgia.

Mr. Miles and his wife Mary Ann are blessed to have their children and grandchildren living in the area. They are members of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Areas of Practice

  • Local Government Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • General Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Emory University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Major: Economics

Representative Clients

  • City of Cumming
  • City of Dawsonville
  • Mallory & Evans Development, LLC
  • Forsyth Dental Partners, Inc.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Forsyth County Rotary Club, President
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia, Executive Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia, President of the Young Lawyers Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Chair of the Professionalism Committee
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member of the Disciplinary Review Panel and the Disciplinary Investigative Panel
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Trustees of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • State Bar of Georgia, Chair of Uniform Rules Committee
  • Board of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
  • Founding Class of Leadership Forsyth, Member
  • Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Member


  • Sigma Nu