Miles J. Dawson

Miles is an associate at Berger Kahn’s Irvine office, and he primarily focuses his practice on insurance coverage.

At Berger Kahn, Miles advises insurance companies as to claims-related rights and obligations and preparing coverage opinions on diverse subject matters often requiring extensive legal analysis and claims investigation.

Miles graduated cum laude, in the top 15% of his class, from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in May 2020 with an emphasis in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law. At Chapman, Miles was a merit scholar and received CALI Awards for the highest class grades in Criminal Law, Contracts I, and Contracts II. Miles also served as treasurer for the school’s Environmental Law Society, and as an academic fellow for a contracts course from 2018-2019.

Before attending Chapman, Miles received a B.A. in Philosophy, Ethics & Public Policy in June 2016 from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Prior to his time at Berger Kahn, Miles worked as an intern at Wilson Keadjian Browndorf and at the Santa Ana City Attorney’s Office, where he familiarized himself with the legal field through extensive case research, consultation on litigation strategy, and the drafting of motions, contracts, and discovery. Soon after, Miles served as a law clerk for the Torrance City Attorney’s Office, where he worked on litigation against the city, including drafting a successful dispositive motion.

In his free time, Miles enjoys backpacking, playing with his Great Pyrenees rescue, Sammy, and following Liverpool FC.

Education
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law (J.D. Candidate), cum laude, 2020
• CALI Awards for Criminal Law, Contracts I, Contracts II
• Merit Scholarship
• Stallworth Award, 2018
University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., Philosophy), 2016
• Kershner Award Scholar, 2015

Past Experience
Torrance City Attorney’s Office
• Law Clerk
Santa Ana City Attorney’s Office
• Intern
Wilson Keadjian Browndorf
• Intern

Recent Media Coverage
Miles Dawson Joins Berger Kahn
Berger Kahn – June 14, 2021