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No Doubt for Miles

Faith in the triumph of good over evil fuels the career of W. Daniel “Dee” Miles

After more than two decades as a commercial and consumer fraud litigator, W. Daniel “Dee” Miles III has accepted a blunt fact of human nature: “People will find a way to cheat,” he says. Yet no matter how sly and numerous those cheaters might be, Miles believes he and his team can outsmart them. Every case won, he hopes, is another step on the path to stricter safeguards against wrongdoing. “We come in and make sure that the cheaters are taken care of and whatever it is they’re …

Called to Serve

For Birmingham civil defense litigator Augusta S. Dowd, the legal profession represents a way of giving back

It wasn’t until after Augusta S. Dowd had accepted a scholarship, enrolled at Tulane University’s business school and stayed in her new apartment in New Orleans for a night or two that she realized she wanted to be a lawyer. “I went all the way down to the school and had an apartment, and left before orientation—it just didn’t feel right,” she says. “I came back to Birmingham and decided that this business of being a lawyer was something intriguing.” Almost 30 years later, Dowd …

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