Michael L. Bangs is a 1976 graduate of Trinity High School, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and received his B.A. Degree in 1980 from Hobart College. He graduated with a J.D. degree in 1984 from the Dickinson School of Law, now the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Bangs was associated with and a partner of Andes, Vaughn & Bangs from 1984 until 1995. In 1995 he opened his own law practice of Bangs Law Office which is located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. In 2003 he entered into an Of Counsel relationship with William E. Miller, Jr., Esquire. In 2007 he acquired his associate broker’s real estate license and is affiliated with Lawyer’s Realty, LLC in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania and is also affiliated to provide title insurance through Assured Land Transfers, Inc.
Mr. Bangs focuses his practice on the representation of businesses; real estate, both commercial and residential; and estate planning and administration. Mr. Bangs is an experience litigator having been involved in multiple commercial and other disputes which have resulted in verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000. His extensive litigation background brings a unique perspective and service to his clients in that he can understand how to avoid litigation but can protect his clients if it becomes necessary. In real estate matters, he not only has the extensive experience but also is a licensed realtor and is an associate broker with Lawyer’s Realty, LLC. This provides a valuable added service to his clients in the acquisition and negotiation of the purchases of both residential and commercial real estate. In the areas of estate planning and estate administration, Mr. Bangs has been providing counseling to individuals for twenty-five years.
Mr. Bangs, through his career, has received several professional appointments recognizing his abilities and qualifications. In 1996 he was appointed as a Hearing Examiner by the Governor of Pennsylvania’s Office of General Counsel. The appointment continues to the present time. In that role he conducts hearings, renders decisions and prepares written opinions and recommendations for various appeals made by individuals to numerous state agencies. In 1995 President Judge Harold E. Sheely tapped him to serve as a custody conciliator for Cumberland County, the third such appointment in the history of the program. In that role he made recommendations and interim orders for custody disputes before the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County. He resigned that position in July, 2000. In 1986, the Chief Public Defender of Cumberland County appointed him as a part-time trial assistant. He resigned that position in 1989. During his tenure, he received numerous accolades from the Chief Public Defender for his representation of indigent clients in criminal matters which ran the gamut from summary offenses to representation of an individual in a death penalty case which at the time was the longest death penalty case in the history of Cumberland Country.
Mr. Bangs is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, all other state courts, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and participates in the Civil Litigation Section and the Probate and Estates Section. He is also a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association and serves on the Alternate Resolution Dispute Committee and the Probate and Real Estate Committee. Mr. Bangs has been involved in numerous charitable and community organizations over the years and currently serves on the Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation and the Douglas W. Pollock Foundation.
William E. Miller, Jr. is a 1956 graduate of Camp Hill High School, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania and received a B.A. degree in 1960 from Yale University. Upon graduation, Mr. Miller was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy and served on active duty in the Atlantic Fleet Submarine Force until September 1964. He graduated with a J.D. degree in 1967 from The Dickinson School of Law, now the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Miller was associated with and a partner of Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal, LLP, of Harrisburg for over 30 years. In 1998, he opened his own law practice of Miller & Associates, PC, which has offices on Market Street in Camp Hill. He became Of Counsel with Michael L. Bangs, Esquire in 2003.
Mr. Miller is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, all other state courts, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Miller’s practice is primarily in business, real estate, municipal law and estate planning and administration. Mr. Miller has been Township Solicitor to Upper Allen Township in Cumberland County for the past 30 years.
Mr. Miller was a founder of Pennsylvania State Bank and was a director since the time it opened for business in 1989. He served as Chairman of its Board of Directors since 1991. Pennsylvania State Bank was headquartered in Camp Hill and had six offices in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties. In December of 2004, Pennsylvania State Bank merged into and with Sterling Financial Corporation, a diversified banking and financial services holding company headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, while Pennsylvania State Bank remained as a separately chartered bank subsidiary. Mr. Miller thereupon served concurrently as a member of the Board of Directors of Sterling Financial Corporation and Pennsylvania State Bank. At Sterling, Mr. Miller was a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and Management Development and Compensation Committee. In 2007, Sterling was merged into PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and Mr. Miller retired as a Director.
Mr. Miller’s professional affiliations include memberships in the Cumberland and Dauphin County Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Cumberland County Inn of Court. He is a member and past president of The Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania. Mr. Miller has been involved in numerous charitable and community organizations over the past more than 40 years, including being a member and former chairman of the board of directors of Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, past president and member of the board of directors of the Harrisburg Council of the Navy League, a member of the Military Liaison Committee of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, and a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg.