Miles A. Yanick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP
 | 1425 4th Ave, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-749-0500
Fax: 206-749-0600
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004, 2006
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Miles A. Yanick is a partner at the Seattle law firm of Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP. At the firm, Mr. Yanick focuses his practice on helping individuals and business clients from Washington state and throughout the United States find resolutions to civil disputes through both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Clients regularly to turn Mr. Yanick for assistance when faced with legal challenges in the following areas:

    • Commercial litigation
    • Contract law
    • Employment litigation
    • Corporate governance
    • Risk management
    • Securities litigation
    • Real estate litigation
    • Intellectual property litigation
    • Estate-related litigation

    Mr. Yanick began his legal career in 1996 after earning his law degree from The University of Michigan Law School and his admission to the Washington State Bar Association. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Washington state's courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

    Over the course of Mr. Yanick's 20+ years of practice, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers for his abilities as a trial attorney and as a negotiator. This respect has resulted in a number of honors, including a "Superb" rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America has listed him among the top real estate litigators in the country since 2013.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Business Litigation
    • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2004, 2006

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    About Miles Yanick

    Admitted: 1996, Washington

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2018
    • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (5.0 out of possible 5.0 peer review rating)
    • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2018
    • 10.0 Rating on
    • University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, The University of Michigan Law School, 1994 - 1996
    • Selected to Washington Rising Stars, 2004, 2006

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, Co-Chair, Local Rules Committee, 2010 - present
    • King County Bar Association, KCBA Community Legal Services Committee, 2000 - 2003
    • King County Bar Association, KCBA Lake City Neighborhood Legal Clinic, 1997 - 2000
    • Pro Bono Panel, US District Court, Western District of Washington, 2002 - 2003
    • Washington
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    • King County Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, 2006 - 2011
    • King County Bar Association, KCBA Housing Justice Project, 1998 - 1999
    • Mediator, Snohomish County Dispute Resolution Center, 2007 - present
    • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
    • Washington State Bar Association, TEDRA Litigation Committee, Real Property Probate and Trust Section, 2006 - present
    • King County Bar Association, KCBA Family Law Mentor Program, 2001 - 2002
    • Mediator, King County Dispute Resolution Center, 2009 - 2012
    • American Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Evergreen Healthcare, hospice program volunteer, 2012 - 2013
    • University of Washington Medical Center, Palliative Care Department volunteer, 2015
    • Swedish Hospital, hospice program volunteer, 2010 - 2011
    • Bright Water School, Vice President: 2015, Secretary: 2009 - 2011, Board of Trustees: 2007 - 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Washington Litigation Overview Q&A, Practical Law
    • Finessing the Fine Print: Agreements to Arbitrate and Covenants not to Compete, Washington Association of Corporate Counsel, presenter, 2014
    • Covering Your Bases: Practical Tips to Deal with and Avoid Litigation, Washington Association of Corporate Counsel, presenter, 2013
    • Spoliation Basics for Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers, Washington State Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust, author, 2012
    • The Art of Arbitration: A Symposium of Practice Tips, Crucial Updates, Forms and Checklists, Washington State Bar Association CLE, panelist, 2012
    • A Discussion of the Proposed Amendments to the Local Civil Rules, Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington CLE, presenter and panelist, 2012
    • Upcoming Changes to the Federal Rules, Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington News, Winter 2011, Fall 2010
    • Rules 26 and 56 Under Federal Amendment, KCBA Bar Bulletin, March 2011
    • Posthumous Conception and the Inheritance Rights of Posthumously Conceived Children, King County Bar Association Annual Probate Litigation CLE, presenter, 2006
    • Panel discussion regarding alternative dispute resolution, Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington Continuing Legal Education, moderator, 2006
    • Profile of Judge Mary Yu, KCBA Bar Bulletin, author, Nov. 2000
    • Stepping into Federal Court and Avoiding the Procedural Boot, Lorman Education Services, presenter, 1998


    • USA Tire v. Torque Transport, et al.
    • Alliance Packaging v. Altivity Packaging, et al.
    • Bert v. Sears Holdings
    • ISSI Business Solutions, Inc. v. Anderson
    • Moomjy v. HQ Sustainable Maritime Inc., et al.
    • In Re Estate of Sherk
    • Muoneke v. Mercer Villa Partners LLC
    • PCL Construction Services v. Pine Garage LLC
    • Lai v. Alfa Enterprises Inc.
    • In Re Estate of Steiner
    • Edenholm v. Flytrap Network Security, Inc.

    Educational Background:

    • The Evergreen State College, B.A., 1990
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    1425 4th Ave
    Suite 800
    Seattle, WA 98101

    Phone: 206-749-0500

    Fax: 206-749-0600

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