Miles A. Yanick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP
 | Joshua Green Building, 1425 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-749-0500
Fax: 206-749-0600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
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 nearly 20-year legal career, 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.

Mr. Yanick is an active member of the legal community on a number of levels. He is co-chair of the Federal Bar Association's Local Rules Committee. In addition, he regularly volunteers his time by serving as a pro bono attorney in both state and federal courts.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%)

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2004, 2006

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About Miles Yanick

Admitted: 1996, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • 10.0 Rating on
  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (5.0 out of possible 5.0 peer review rating)
  • Selected to Washington Rising Stars, 2004, 2006
  • Selected to Washington Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2015
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2015
  • University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, The University of Michigan Law School, 1994 - 1996

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


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

Educational Background:

  • The Evergreen State College, B.A., 1990
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Joshua Green Building
1425 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-749-0500

Fax: 206-749-0600

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Last Updated: 1/16/2019

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