Since joining Swope, Rodante P.A. in 2005, partner Stephanie Miles carved a special place for herself on our trial teams. As the product of a small town, she is particularly interested in David and Goliath cases involving the failure of large corporations to maintain proper records or intentionally misleading consumers and employees.
Ms. Miles earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 and her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 2005. Ms. Miles is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2006) and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2009).
While at Stetson College of Law, Ms. Miles served as the Research Editor for the Stetson Law Review. Ms. Miles interned for the Honorable Jack R. St. Arnold in the Sixth Judicial Circuit and the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich in the Middle District of Florida. Ms. Miles also studied international law in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Even during law school, when the majority of students were only focused on classes and exams, Ms. Miles found time to contribute to the lives of the so-called “little guy”. Recognized at graduation for her efforts as a Guardian ad Litem, Ms. Miles continues to volunteer on behalf of abused, neglected or abandoned children in Hillsborough County.
- AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2013-Current)
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- Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine (2010-Current)
- Who’s Who Among American Law Students (2005)
- Certificate of Concentration in International Law, which required 18 credit hours, a writing assignment, and a cumulative G.P.A. within the concentration of at least 3.0
- Research Editor for the Stetson Law Review, where she was awarded the Teamwork Award (2004) and the Spring Outstanding Editor Award (2005)
- William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award for her volunteer efforts as a Guardian ad Litem, advocating for the best interests of abused, neglected or abandoned children
- Member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, which was established in 1896 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics and is among the oldest legal organizations in North America (2003)
- Recipient of Wilma Zeder scholarship for outstanding academic performance at the University of Pittsburgh
- Partial academic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh and named University Scholar
Professional & Community Involvement
Ms. Miles is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association the Florida Justice Association and the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association. She also volunteers with the Hillsborough County GAL Program and as an attorney ad litem for Crossroads for Florida Kids.
Publications & Presentations
Ms. Miles had a case digest published while she served on the Stetson Law Review.
Recent Developments, 34 Stetson L. Rev. 925 (2005)