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At the law office of Terri M Miles, you the client benefit from the experience and dedication of an attorney with specialization in family law. Terri Miles puts the client first; meaning you will have a strong advocate who will guide you through every step of the justice system providing you with high quality representation.

Whether you seek to dissolve your marriage; desire to modify your present custody/visitation or support order; wish to prepare a prenuptial agreement; enter into a covenant marriage; or adopt a child or surrender a child for adoption, the law office of Terri M Miles can handle your family law matters.


Terri M Miles is originally from Monroe Louisiana where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Northeast Louisiana University anticipating working in the juvenile justice system. When Terri’s spouse, David, encouraged her to attend law school, the family relocated their home to New Orleans where she graduated from Tulane Law School in 1992. Terri clerked at the U. S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans while attending Tulane and was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1992. Initially she practiced law as a solo attorney in a general civil practice. Being a parent with a “blended family” with four children, {yours, mine, and ours}, it soon became apparent that she was most passionate in the area of family law. Terri believes she is able to identify easily with her clients by having personally experienced every aspect of family law she has litigated.

Following her solo practice, she became a partner with the Metairie, LA firm of Halpern, Danner, Martin and Miles in approximately 1996. After hurricane, Katrina, in 2005, Terri established her own family law firm which opened in Gretna, Louisiana in January of 2006. Terri’s new office building, Miles Law Center, is located on the corner of Weyer Street and 3rd Street in Gretna, one block from the 24th Judicial District Court.

Terri also has a Madisonville office located on Main Street at the office of Bruce Danner.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude
  • Juris Doctorate from Tulane Law School
  • Attorney at Law, licensed in Louisiana
  • Notary Public licensed in Jefferson Parish, commissioned for life
  • Admitted to practice in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the United States District Courts
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization in 2001
  • Advanced Family Law Mediator
  • Juvenile Court Mediator
  • Collaborative Divorce Attorney 2004
  • Member of Louisiana State Bar Assn.
  • Member of Jefferson Parish Bar Assn.
  • Member of Jefferson Family Law Assn.
  • Member of Covington Bar Assn.
  • Martingale-Hubbel rated “AV”
  • Member of Christian Legal Society
  • Member of American Center for Law and Justice
  • Proclaimed by Cambridge Whos Who as the Professional Representing the Family Law Industry
  • Recognized by Metropolitan Who’s Who for inclusion in the Metropolitan Who’s Who Registry, 2007
  • Selected as being in top 100 attorneys in New Orleans metropolitan area in family law
  • Selected by Louisiana Magazine as Louisiana Super Lawyer in Family Law every year since 2007
  • Selected as Fellow at Litigation Council of America
  • Presenter at family law continuing legal education seminars for adoption law and domestic violence
  • Authored family law materials for licensing of private investigator in Louisiana
  • Authored Louisiana family law forms for West publishing

Venues: Litigation experience in

  • Jefferson Parish: Justice of Peace Court; Second Parish Court; District Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; and Juvenile Court
  • Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Civil District Court for Parish of Orleans; Orleans Juvenile Court; First City Court for Orleans
  • State District Courts of St. Tammany; St. John the Baptist; Ascension; Assumption; St. Charles; St. Bernard; Plaquemines; Terrebonne; Tangipahoa; Lafourche; Livingston; Lincoln; Morehouse; Ouachita Parish; and East Baton Rouge Family Court

Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce: contested or no fault; with or without children;
  • Marriage Contracts/Prenuptial Agreements;
  • Changes of property regime from community to separate property;
  • Covenant Marriages;
  • Adoptions: Intra Family; Private; Open; adult adoption; Father’s Opposition to placement of child for Adoption;
  • Paternity Established; DNA testing ordered; Establishment of Parental Rights;
  • Disavowal of Paternity of non-biological child;
  • Child Custody: Joint; Sole; Shared; Split; Modification of Custody order; visitation issues; Joint Custody Implementation Plans; Relocation of Child;
  • Tutorships;
  • Emancipations;
  • Contempt rules for violation of court orders;
  • Child Support issues: increases or reductions; extraordinary expenses of child; extracurricular expenses; health care coverage; tuition and/or daycare; wage assignments
  • Interim Periodic Spousal Support { prior to divorce and up to 6 months after}
  • Permanent Spousal Support / Fault trials
  • Community Property Partitions , voluntary or by order of court.

For more details on our products and services, please feel free to visit us at Separation, Custody or joint custody & Child support