attorney at law

Melissa Miles practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation and has extensive experience in matters related to local, state, and federal laws that impact the business or personal use or development of real property. Ms. Miles also has considerable experience in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Ms. Miles received a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Miles is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

In her spare time, Ms. Miles enjoys participating in formation skydiving competitions, playing guitar, and training her dog for agility and frisbee competitions.

A native to North Texas, family law attorney Emily Hayes has devoted her practice exclusively to family law and she understands and appreciates this very personal and sensitive niche. She has experience handling multiple aspects of family law matters including divorce, child custody, protective orders, enforcement of prior orders, temporary restraining orders, modification of prior orders, pre- and post-marital agreements, and mediations.

She chose to practice family law because she has always had a passion for helping others and thrives on the personal touch of family law. Emily’s goal is to protect the interests of her clients by focusing on their individual needs regarding both the emotional and financial issues involved in family disputes.

Apart from her professional career, Emily serves her community of Dallas as a member of the Dallas Bar Association.

Emily graduated from Southern Methodist University with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Philosophy. She earned her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2015. While at SMU Dedman School of Law, Emily was an executive officer of Women in Law and the Tax Law Society, and a student attorney in the Business Clinic.

areas of practiCe

Family Law

Personal Injury, Appellate, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law, Eminent Domain, Insurance Coverage, Land Use/Zoning, Schools and Education, State, Local & Municipal