Philip K. Miles III - Shareholder, State College
American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section), PA Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section, Labor and Employment Section), Centre County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Pennsylvania, Labor and Employment Section)
Member and Past President (2014-15), State College Sunrise Rotary
Nittany Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
American Inns of Court - Wilkinson-Campbell Chapter
United Way Young Leader 2010-present
Leadership Centre County Class of 2011; Member, Alumni Relations Committee
Presenter, "10 New Developments in Employment Law" and "Extracurricular Activities," Healthcare Human Resources Association of Central Pennsylvania, August 2013
Faculty, Employment Law Seminar, Sterling Education Services seminar, August 2013
"What Is Social Media?" chapter in the book Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace, Thompson Publishing, July 2011
Speaker, "Curses, Sued Again: Avoid Legal Pitfalls With Swearing and Bullying," HRHero.com audioconference, April 28, 2011
"E-Discovery: Golden Opportunity for New Attorneys," Pennsylvania Bar Association At Issue, Feature Article Fall 2010
"Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Associates," American Bar Association Law Practice Today, February 2010.
"Vague Affirmative Defenses and Motions to Strike Them," Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Update, Cover Story Winter 2010
Mr. Miles contributes case summaries quarterly to the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Update
Mr. Miles has been quoted in employment law articles in Business Insurance Magazine and in LawyersUSA online; he has also appeared on The Proactive Employer podcast multiple times to discuss employment law issues
Since joining McQuaide Blasko as an associate in 2008, Philip K. Miles III has concentrated his practice on labor and employment law, personal injury defense, and general civil litigation. He and the firm's labor and employment law team represent clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to large employers with thousands of employees. The team works on issues including employment discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, PHRA), unemployment compensation, contracts and restrictive covenants, employee policies and handbooks, and wage and hour labor issues.
Among Mr. Miles' recent achievements for clients are:
- Contributing to successful motions for dismissal and summary judgment, resulting in dismissal of discrimination claims brought against employers
- Obtaining unemployment compensation benefits for employees at the referee hearing and Unemployment Compensation Board of Review (UCBR) levels
- Successfully representing employers in denying unemployment compensation benefits at the referee hearing, UCBR, and Commonwealth Court levels
- Recovering benefits owed to employees through Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law litigation, including interest and attorney's fees
Mr. Miles publishes a highly regarded independent employment law blog, Lawffice Space, featuring commentary on cases, current events, and other developments in the field of employment law.
As a shareholder in McQuaide Blasko's State College office, Mr. Miles also handles general civil litigation, including personal injury, property damage, and vehicle accident cases, for clients throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Focus of Practice:
Labor and Employment Law
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
J.D., George Mason University School of Law, cum laude, 2008 (Managing Editor, GMU Civil Rights Law Journal, 2007-2008)
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business, 1999