Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599

Location Information


Donald L. Myles
Partner


dmyles@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602-263-1743
FAX: 602-200-7842

Education

Southwestern University, Los Angeles, California J.D., 1982
Dean’s Honor List 1979 to 1982
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1979
All-American Javelin Thrower

Bar Admissions

Arizona and State Federal Courts, 1982
9th and 10th Circuit
Court of Appeals
United States
Supreme Court, 1988

Donald L. Myles


Mr. Myles is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Coverage and Extra-Contractual Counsel. He is currently the President-Elect of the FDCC (Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel) and Past President of the USLAW Network and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC).

Mr. Myles was “Best Lawyers” Insurance Lawyer of the Year for 2016 and 2018, and in addition to publishing numerous articles, he is a sought after speaker on issues of Trial Strategy, Insurance and Professional Liability. He has spoken at seminar in numerous states across the country for DRI, CLM, FDCC, and the USLAW Network.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
    • President Elect 2017 - 2018
    • Secretary/Treasurer 2016 - 2017
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) (Fellow, 2014)
  • Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ), Board of Directors, 2017-Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Advocate Rank
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC) (President, 2004 to 2005)
  • American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC) (Fellow)
  • Claims & Litigation Mangement Alliance (CLM) (Member)
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar (Member)
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) (Member, 2013)
  • USLAW Network (President, 2004 to 2005)
  • Maricopa County Superior Court (Judge Pro Tem, 1993 to 1997, 2005 to 2008)
  • Special Assistant Attorney General (1984 to 1992)

Civic/Community Associations

  • Lobbyist Arizona State Legislature (2001 to 2008)
  • Arizona Special Olympics Committee (1995 to 1998)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Named 2016 & 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Arizona
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2012 - 2018
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Olshan Award, 2013
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2012 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • “Advanced Fire Science: Applying the Scientific Method to Scene and Evidence Investigations,” Co-Presenter, Fighting Fire With Fire Workshop, June 2016
  • “Bad Faith Defense Themes,” Author, JSH Reporter, Page 30, Summer 2016
  • “Top 10 Ways To Commit Bad Faith,” Author, JSH Reporter, Summer 2015
  • “Best Practices to Avoid Extra Contractual Exposure,” Co-Presenter, Central Claim Executives Association, May 2015
  • “Litigation Management - Defense Counsel’s Challenges in Complying with Carrier Guidelines vs. The Best Interest of the Insured-Client,” Presenter, 2015 CLM Annual Conference, March 2015
  • “The Relationship Between the Fire Investigation, Fire Department and the Legal Community,” Co-Presenter, DRI Fire and Science Litigation Seminar, November 2014
  • “Anatomy of a Real-Life Arson Defense Litigation,” Co-Presenter, PLRB Large Loss Conference, October 2014
  • “Sports Law Panel: What is the Law of Sport?” Moderator, FDCC 11th Annual Corporate Counsel Symposium, September 2014
  • “Avoiding Bad Faith Set Ups,” Co-Presenter, 2013 PLRB Claims Conference, March 2013
  • “The Perfect Claims File...Is It Possible?” JSH Webinar, October 2012 - Click here to view recording
  • “Punitive Damages and Social Media Transformation Litigation,” Content Contributor, PropertyCasualty360.com, July 2012
  • “Dealing With Insureds, Handling the Tough Issues,” Presenter, Professional Lines Attorney Network (PLAN) Conference, September 2011
  • “How Bad Faith is Being Set Up Today,” Presenter, DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, November 2010
  • “Masters in Trial,” American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Presenter, November 2010
  • “Workers’ Compensation and the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing to the Employer and Employee: An Inherent Conflict,” Presenter, FDCC Quarterly, Summer 2009
  • “Inherent Conflicts in Worker’s Compensation Legislation,” Author, USLAW Magazine, Spring/Summer 2009