Mediator's Profile

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Miles Kavaller

Business Name: Miles L. Kavaller, Inc., A Professional Law Corp.

Miles L. Kavaller was admitted to the New York Bar in 1972 and the California State Bar in 1977. Miles was employed by the Bureau of Enforcement of the Interstate Commerce Commission as a trial attorney and Assistant Regional Counsel from 1972 to 1977 in Washington, D.C., Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA.

In 1977 he went into private practice and in 1985 became a sole practitioner. Specializing in transportation law and litigation, Kavaller regularly practices in the Federal and State trial and appellate courts litigating virtually any matter which arises in the transportation business. He routinely handles cargo claims and freight charge collections. He also has litigated trade secret protection, insurance and bad faith claims, employment law and various commercial disputes.

In addition to litigation, Miles frequently counsels shippers, trucking firms and intermediaries (brokers, forwarders, 3 and 4 PLs) regarding Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and California Highway Patrol requirements, carrier and warehouse liens under the UCC and federal law, liability for payment of freight charges and cargo claims.

Arbitration & Mediation

During the past several years, Miles has acted as a mediator and arbitrator, and is on the ADR Panel of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and has mediated several transportation matters. He is a qualified arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and presided over its matters. And he was on the ADR panel for the Los Angeles County Superior Court while it had an ADR program.


  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1972
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., with distinction, 1968


  • New York, 1972
  • California, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1993


  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • Los Angeles County Bar Assn.

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