Donald A. Miles, Judge



Donald Miles is a Judge in the Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County.


Donald Miles is a life long New Yorker, who has resided in the Bronx County for over 40 years, where he currently lives with his wife Sharon Miles.  He is the first of two children, born of parents who migrated from North and South Carolina respectively, seeking a better life in the North.  He attended New York City Public Schools and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Sociology, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Additionally, he earned as Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Jurist Doctorate from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC. 


Prior to becoming a Judge, Donald Miles was engaged in the private practice of law, specializing in the areas of Bankruptcy and Commercial law for a period of ten years.  He later served as Principal Law Clerk to Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alison Tuitt. He also served under a similar capacity to Justice Tuitt, when she served as a Civil Court Judge in the Bronx County.  As Principal Law Clerk to Justice Tuitt, he carried out quasi judicial functions such as conducting hearings, during legal research, performing in camera inspections and drafting decisions for the consideration of Justice Tuitt.


Donald Miles is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the New York and Connecticut State Courts, as well as, before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  His involvement in the community spans the legal, political and social spectrums.  On the Social and Legal fronts, he is currently a member of the Bronx County Bar Association, where he participates in the Law Day Program, lecturing to youth concerning careers in Law, and he is former member of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Bronx County Bar Association, which provided him with some input concerning the selection of Judges that would later serve the community.


He is also a member of the Black United Leadership in the Bronx, whose mission is to politically empower African Americans in Bronx County.   As a member of the Scholarship Committee of the Black Bar of Association of Bronx County, he assisted in the selection of minority candidates for law scholarships. He is a member of the Parkchester NAACP and the Williamsbridge NAACP.  Additionally, he is a member of Congressman Jose E. Serrano’s Military Academy Recommendation Committee.   He is also a former member of the Neighborhood Law School Series whose purpose is to legally empower the Community by demystifying the law with respect to certain legal matters which frequently confront a significant portion of the community.  As a volunteer with the Thurgood Marshall Mock trail Competition, he coached seventh graders for the competition; however, he now serves as a Judge to the competition.  He served on the Bronx Democratic County Committee’s Law Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Co-O p City Intergenerational Outreach Center.