Although it has over 200 lawyers across the Mid-Atlantic region,
Miles Stockbridge is perhaps best known for its Baltimore roots and
ties to the community. Founded in 1932 by Clarence Miles-the first
president of the Baltimore Orioles-the firm's largest office is
located in the center of Baltimore near the Inner Harbor.
In 1932, Clarence W. Miles began an illustrious legal career by
opening a law firm in Baltimore, Maryland. His career spanned
decades and culminated with his appointment as the chairman of
Martin Marietta, a predecessor to the Lockheed Martin Corporation.
He was also the first president of the Baltimore Orioles. In 1953,
Enos S. Stockbridge joined Miles in his law practice. They were
considered an odd pairing, as few expected Miles, a staunch
Democrat, to have a Republican law partner. Regardless of political
differences, the firm thrived, and now boasts an office in almost
every major city in Maryland.
The firm's Baltimore headquarters has been located in the
landmark Bank of America building for over 70 years. According to
firm management, although the firm has many different offices, it
has purposefully tried to remain "humanly scaled" and not become a
"mega" law firm like many others. Nationally, Miles &
Stockbridge has a reputation for product liability defense work and
toxic tort litigation. Its clients run the gamut from small,
family-owned businesses to corporate giants such as Bank of
America, Stanley Black & Decker and U.S. Foodservice.
As one of Maryland's biggest law firms and a longstanding
Baltimore institution, Miles & Stockbridge encourages civic
contributions from its associates. The firm has been instrumental
in helping the city of Baltimore complete tax foreclosure sales on
abandoned houses as a step toward replacing them with new housing.
The firm also focuses its pro bono work on the plights of missing
and abducted children as well as advocating for victims of domestic
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