Luther E. Milspaw, Jr.

Luther E. Milspaw (Chip) has practiced law as a general practitioner for over 38 years. He commenced practicing law in October 1974 with the firm of McNees Wallace & Nurick [#48] in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and started his own practice in 1979 in Harrisburg. For the period 1985 to 2002, Chip was in partnership with Marvin Beshore Esq., practicing as Milspaw & Beshore. He and Marvin continue their respective law practices at 130 State Street, Harriburg.

Chip is an experienced trial attorney with a diverse civil litigation practice in all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and represents  clients principally in south central Pennsylvania. He is frequently retained as co-counsel with out-of-county lawyers in cases in Dauphin County.

He practices and litigates issues in a broad general civil practice, representing individuals and small businesses  Chip serves as a member of Dauphin County Arbitrator Panel, is trained in Divorce Mediation and has served as a Referee for Liquidator of Reliance Insurance Company. A native of Pennsylvania, Chip resides in Harrisburg Pennsylvania with his wife, Jeannine Turgeon, a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County. He is most proud of his five daughters and their extensive accomplishments, as well as his grandchildren and extended family. He enjoys skydiving, scuba, antique Chevys, his grandchildren, and gardening.


Duke University Law School – 1971 to 1974 – J.D. 1974
Duke University – 1964 to 196 AB Chemistry 1968

Military Service

Veteran of United States Army – September 1968 to May 1974
Infantry OCS Ft Benning January through July 1969 –  Commissioned in Adjutant General Corps July 1969

Graduated Jump school Ft Benning August 1969

Graduated Adjutant General Corps School October 1969 Ft Benjamin Harrison

Served with:

82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC October 1969 through May 1970
25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam June 1970 to June 1971
108th Training Division, Henderson, NC  Reservist from July 1971 through May 1974

Discharged Honorably as Captain, Adjutant General Corps

 Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1974
United States Supreme Court, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
United States District Court for Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
United States Bankruptcy Court for Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Memberships

Dauphin County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
United States Parachute Association
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Past member of:

Pennsylvania Association of Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)
American Association of Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
American Bar Association and Federal Bar Association
Planned Parenthood of Susquehanna Valley (now Planned Parenthood of North East, Mid-Penn and Bucks County) – Past member of Board of Directors

Historic Harrisburg Association – Past member of Board of Directors