Giles is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. He represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including business torts, intellectual property, and complex contract disputes. Giles received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he gained valuable clinical experience in pretrial civil litigation procedure, including motion practice, depositions, and voir dire.
Prior to law school, Giles graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics – i.e., ancient Greek and Latin languages and literature – and summa cum laude with a Master of Arts in Teaching, with a focus on History and Social Studies Education. He taught at a public high school for six years, where he grew a Latin program from just over 30 students to well over 180 students, and was designated as a STAR teacher.
During law school, Giles served as a volunteer with the General Assistance Advocacy Project, where he aided the homeless and marginally housed population in obtaining necessary public benefits. He served as a Law Clerk with the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender, where he gained valuable trial experience, and assisted attorneys in all aspects of criminal procedure for felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases. In moot court, he received both the award for Best Brief and for Best Oral Advocate. Lastly, Giles served as an extern with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, in the Appellate Division, where he assisted in preparing cases for review before the Ninth Circuit, and supported the General Crimes team during trial.
In his personal life, Giles is a multi-instrumentalist who has previously toured internationally with a renowned, Hall of Fame inducted funk/soul group. Most importantly, perhaps, Giles enjoys world travel, yoga, good wine, and great linguine.
J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law