Miles McDowell, an associate in Lewis Thomason’s Nashville office, has been selected as one of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Top 30 Under 30. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation works to recognize young professionals who are already making a name for themselves in their profession. Nominations are taken by their employers, co-workers and peers. Individuals are selected on strong career trajectories, are active within their community, and have a desire to do even more.
McDowell practices in the areas of General Civil Litigation, Transportation, Products Liability, Criminal Defense, Family Law and Sports and Entertainment. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he also minored in Business and Political Science. During his time in Knoxville, he served as basketball coach at three local high schools as well as with a nationally recognized AAU program.
While at the University of Tennessee McDowell served as Vice-President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Treasurer of the Marilyn Yarborough Chapter of the Black Law Student Association, and as a Diversity and Inclusion Fellow. He served as both a student attorney and clerk in the University of Tennessee Legal Clinic. He also served as a member of the University’s Student Conduct Board where he heard cases in the student conduct office and rendered opinions on the disposition of these cases with other members. He was coordinator of the Street Law program, which provided mentorship to local lower income high school students while also teaching them everyday lessons about the law and being a lawyer.
Among his professional awards McDowell is the recipient of the James Powers Award in Criminal Advocacy and the Julian Blackshear Outstanding Student Award. He is a member of the Nashville Bar and Tennessee Bar Associations.