Elizabeth K. Miles

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Elizabeth K. Miles

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1491

F: 414.278.3691

emiles@dkattorneys.com

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Assistant: Ann Halase

T: 414.225.1442

Recognitions

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Star (2019)
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal (2012)

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Duquesne University
  • M.A., Boston College

Biography

Elizabeth is a member of Davis|Kuelthau’s Litigation Team in Milwaukee.

Elizabeth represents business and public sector clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract and warranty, negligence, fraud and other unfair business practices. With 10 years of litigation experience, Elizabeth has represented numerous clients through trial and appeal in state and federal court.

Elizabeth also serves as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys representing clients in Wisconsin courts.

A considerable amount of Elizabeth’s experience has been in construction and environmental litigation, where she has represented property owners, engineers, and contractors regarding:

  • Design deficiencies
  • Construction defects
  • Inadequate construction inspection
  • Payment disputes
  • Real Estate Condition Report disputes
  • Superfund liability and cost allocation
  • Stormwater runoff disputes

Elizabeth also has had significant trial experience as the prosecutor for the Villages of Bayside and Whitefish Bay.  She is a member of Davis|Kuelthau’s Recruiting Committee.

 

Representative Clients

  • Advance Cast Stone, Co.
  • AECOM, Inc.
  • CTI Systems, S.A.
  • Neenah-Menasha Sewerage Commission
  • Village of Bayside
  • Village of Whitefish Bay

Notable Representations

Construction Litigation Elizabeth helped successfully represent a homebuyer who discovered significant errors in a survey he received from the seller prior to his purchase of the property. The case was tried to a jury, and the homeowner recovered over $50,000 from the seller and surveyor.

Environmental Litigation Elizabeth recently helped defend against and win summary judgment on behalf of the Neenah Menasha Sewerage Commission in a $1.5 billion CERCLA action brought against it and others arising from the PCB remediation of the Fox River and and Green Bay. The court ruled that Elizabeth’s client was not liable for any response costs, past or future, incurred at the site.

Municipal Prosecution Elizabeth routinely prosecutes municipal ordinance violations for the Villages of Bayside and Whitefish Bay. Recent trial successes include violations of Operating While Intoxicated, building code and permit requirements, and various traffic offenses.

Leadership

Professional Activities

Board of Governors, Wisconsin State Bar

Executive Committee, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association

Member, Milwaukee Bar Association

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Former Associate, Thomas Fairchild American Inns of Court

Community Involvement

Centro LeGala Committee Member, Centro Legal (2018 – present)