Jonathan A. Miles

Jonathan A. Miles

Sacramento, CA

About Jonathan

Jonathan Miles is an associate in the firm’s Litigation group.  He practices in the full range of complex commercial litigation, and his experience includes litigating claims for breach of contract, strict products liability, negligence, breach of warranty, false advertising, unfair competition and violations of California’s Proposition 65.  He has worked on several class actions and has represented companies in governmental enforcement actions.  Jonathan has represented companies in many different industries, including the automotive, gasoline distribution, food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, social networking, data storage, real estate and insurance industries, in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Jonathan was an associate at Cooley LLP (2010-2012) and a pro bono attorney with the Learning Rights Center (2009-2010) and with the Esperanza Immigration Rights Project (2009-2010).

Jonathan is actively involved in the legal community, and currently serves on the Programs Committee for the Sacramento Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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  • Defending subsidiary of major agricultural cooperative against products liability and negligence claims regarding sale of organic compost; matter ongoing.
  • Defended provider of home health care benefits against claims for breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith; obtained very favorable settlement on behalf of client.
  • Assisted in defense of fueling systems manufacturer at trial against California’s Air Resources Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District in Los Angeles Superior Court, in which plaintiffs sought $25 million in penalties and fees; obtained complete defense verdict after trial.
  • Drafted summary judgment motion on behalf of client in federal court; motion resolved entirely in client’s favor.
  • Represented food-related product manufacturer against claims involving the Consumers Legal Remedies Act  and unfair competition; matter resolved on favorable terms for client.
  • Assisted in defense of food company against breach of contract claims; obtained substantial attorney fee award in favor of client after complete defense verdict obtained at trial.
  • Assisted public pharmaceutical company in successfully defending against a securities class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California*
  • Assisted individual in defeating a motion for summary judgment brought by California Attorney General alleging the individual sold securities without a broker-dealer license*
  • Assisted data storage company in obtaining denial of a motion for preliminary injunction based on allegations of trademark infringement under the Lanham Act*

*Work performed prior to joining Stoel Rives

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Honors & Activities

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Sacramento Chapter, Programs Committee, Federal Bar Association, 2014
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