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2017-01-27 / Top 100 People

Philip K. Miles III

Shareholder Attorney

McQuaide Blasko, Inc.

Philip K. Miles III is a full-time attorney and shareholder with McQuaide Blasko. He practices in the firm’s litigation and labor and employment law practice groups. As an employment lawyer, he assists in all types of employment litigation cases ranging from workplace discrimination to unemployment compensation. He also helps employers in drafting employee handbooks, confirming compliance with existing laws and regulations and avoiding litigation.

From arguing in public court hearings and presenting legal seminars to teaching classes in front of 80-plus students as a professor of undergraduate and graduate employment law at Penn State, Miles is a well-seasoned public speaker. This crucial skill hasn’t always been easy for him, though, and is something he struggled with early on in his career.

“When I was younger, I avoided public speaking like the plague. Even speaking in school was terrifying for me,” said Miles. “The only way to improve and conquer my fear was to just get out there and do it.”

Miles went on to embrace speaking opportunities throughout law school and is now a confident public speaker. Not only is he comfortable speaking in public but is also the author of Lawffice Space, an employment law blog that the ABA Journal recognized as one of the top 100 law blogs in the country.

In his spare time, Miles enjoys serving his community. As a member and former president of the State College Sunrise Rotary Club, he exemplifies Rotary’s motto “service above self.” He strives to match the talents of the people in his community to the needs of local service organizations through “increased networking and communication.” He also serves on the board of directors for both Leadership Centre County and the Centre County Women’s Resource Center.

Philip currently resides in State College with his wife, Sharon, and two young children, Cosette and Philip.

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