Marion K. Munley

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Munley Law
Marion K. Munley
Munley Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1986

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2024
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Munley Law

227 Penn Ave
Scranton, PA 18503 Phone: 570-983-3846 Email: Marion K. Munley Visit website

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Marion Munley is a champion of the civil justice system and the rights of victims—particularly those who have been injured in trucking crashes and by products in the marketplace. She is known for her compassionate approach to representing the catastrophically injured and her tireless devotion to her clients and their families. Marion treats each client like a member of her family. Through her advocacy, she has won many multimillion dollar recoveries for her clients including one of the largest trucking accident settlements in history.

First Admitted: 1986, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://munley.com/our-attorneys/marion-munley/

Videos:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SZSQq9ZTP4c
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Mediator, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Diplomate, National College of Advocacy
  • Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil law, civil pre trial and trucking law.
Educational Background:
  • London School of Economics, London, England, 1981
  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, Juris Doctor, 1986
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, B.A., cum laude, 1983
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1980
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Stevens v. Canyon Environmental Settlement: $8 Million Truck accident, 2018
  • Seamans v. Universal Technical Institute Practice Area:Personal Injury Outcome:$200,500 victory for plantiff Description:Sandra Seamans was injured after an auto accident on I-81 southbound. Mrs. Seamans’ automobile was rear-ended, causing her to suffer from chronic neck and back pain., 2014
  • Struzzeri v. Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Practice Area:Personal Injury Outcome:$1.5 million victory for victim's family Description:The widow of Simon Struzzeri had claimed that Wilkes-Barre General Hospital was responsible for the death of her husband after a nurse had administered a medication after ignoring the orders of the surgeon. Once given the medication, Mr. Struzzeri, who was recovering from minor surgery, had suffered a dramatic drop in blood pressure, causing emergency medical measures to be taken. Two hours later, Mr. Struzzeri was pronounced dead., 2014
Honors/Awards:
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America   2017, 2019, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2019
  • 2022-present, Top 100 Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • 2004-present, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2004
  • Leading 500 Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers  2019-2022, Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, Lawdragon 500, 2024
  • Athena Award, Scranton Chamber of Commerce, 2021
  •   , Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Allentown Metro Area, Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs, Allentown Metro Area, Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs, Allentown Metro Area, Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Lawyer of The Year, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Northeastern PA, Best Lawyers in America, 2022
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Magazine Super Lawyer 2004-2018, a distinction awarded to only 5% of the legal community in Pennsylvania
  • Recipient, Lynette Norton Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, Allentown Metro Area, via Best Lawyers, 2017, 2019
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Named Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Magazine,  2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Woman of Excellence Award, Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 25 Women Business Professionals, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
  • Top 25 Women Business Professionals for 2011, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
  • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Recipient of the Marie Lambert Award by The Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus of AAJ, 2019
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (representing less than .5% of American lawyers)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Northeastern Pennsylvania, 2024
  • "Mel Award" given to an advocate, teacher and Giant of the Trial Bar for the Melvin M. Belli Society, 2023
  • Graduate and Staff Member, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College  
  • First woman to become Chair of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. , 2018
  • Faculty member, First Trial Advocacy College: “Litigating truck collision cases,” American Association for Justice, Atlanta, GA 2009
  • Faculty Member, Second Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, American Association for Justice, Kansas City 2011 
  • Diplomat, National College of Advocacy, Washington, D.C. 2007
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Treasurer, American Association for Justice 2023-present, 2023
  • American Association for Justice AAJ Board of Governors Executive Committee Vice Chair, Business Litigation Group Legal Affairs Committee National Finance Council Retirement Committee Publications Committee Audit Committee Board of Trustees, National College of Advocacy Co-Chair, Evergreen Fund Member, PAC Board of Trustees  
  • American Association for Justice Past Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus 2016-2017  , 2016
  • Chair, American Association for Justice 2017-2018 First woman chair  , 2017
  • Parliamentarian, American Association for Justice, 2022
  • President, Melvin M. Belli Association, 2022
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Association of Women Lawyers, President , 1998-1999
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Board of Governors Member, Executive Comittee Chair, Women's Caucus, 2012-2013  
  • New York
  • Member, Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. Also a member of its Executive Committee.
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers member 2012-present, 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Luzerne County Bar and Library Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America 
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania  
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice,  member Board of Governors and its executive committee. Also Chair of the auto law section.
  • Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association Association of Women’s Lawyers, President , 1998-1999
  • American Board of Trial Advocates 
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "What You Want to Look For in Trial to Use in Closing", Presenter, "What You Want to Look For in Trial to Use in Closing", Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2024
  • “Women in Leadership: Empowering One Another.”, Presenter, “Women in Leadership: Empowering One Another.”, Connecticut Women Trial Lawyers Association, 2023
  • “Lessons in Persuasion.”, Presenter, “Lessons in Persuasion.”, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2023
  •  “The Rule of 3: Industry Standard or Make Believe.”, Presenter, “The Rule of 3: Industry Standard or Make Believe.”, 360 Advocacy Auto, Truck, Damages Extravaganza, 2023
  • “Pivoting to a Different Trial Strategy: A Case Study.”, Presenter, “Pivoting to a Different Trial Strategy: A Case Study.”, Melvin M. Belli Society 75th Annual Seminar, 2023
  • "Keys to Persuasion", Presenter, "Keys to Persuasion", Iowa Association for Justice Annual Convention, 2023
  • Rule of 3, Speaker, "Rule of 3", AAJ Truck Litigation Group, 2023
  • Podcast, “Building Equity in the Legal Industry from the Inside Out,” Trial Lawyer Nation, May 2018
  • Author, “Charting a Course to Justice for Victims of Fertility Treatment Negligence.” The Legal Intelligencer, November 12, 2019, Presenter, “Charting a Course to Justice for Victims of Fertility Treatment Negligence.”, Legal Intelligencer, Legal, 2019
  • Pennsylvania Cable Network commentator,  Pennsylvania Superior Court en banc session, Tuesday, April 5, 2011
  • Author, “Death of the Jury Trial,” Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Newsletter Connections Count, 2014
  • Author, “The Malpractice Risk of Electronic Health Records,” The Legal Intelligencer, 2015
  • Author, “Corporate Settlement Mills and Victim Compensation,” The Legal Intelligencer, 2015
  • Recognition by the National Law Journal: a truck accident case settlement reached by Daniel and Marion Munley was the 2nd highest settlement in Pennsylvania, and the 25th highest in the U.S. in 2015
  • Author, “Interconnectedness and Manufacturer Responsibility in Automated Vehicles,” The Legal Intelligencer Personal Injury Supplement, 2016
  • Author, “The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices,” The Legal Intelligencer Medical Malpractice Supplement, 2017
  • Author, “Retrieving Electronic Crash Data,” Trial Magazine, February 2018
  • Panelist, “Case Selection:  Mistakes to Avoid,” Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit, AAJ Winter Convention, February 26, 2016
  • Author, Pennsylvania Rules of the Road, 2018-2019 ed., Volume 13, Chapter 9: Commercial Motor Vehicles. Thompson West, 2018
  • Recognition in the Legal Intelligencer’s list of Largest Awards and Settlements in Pennsylvania, 2018 (Stevens v. Canyon Environmental)
  • Course advisor, 2019 AAJ San Diego Convention
  • Frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Lorman Educational Service on topics of Trial Strategy and Tactics
  • Presenter, “Video Depositions – How, When, and Why to Use Them,” at the American Association for Justice Convention in Palm Springs, CA, February 25, 2015
  • Presenter, “Why Bus Accident Cases are Different from Car Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice Convention in Montreal, Canada, June 13, 2015
  • Presenter, “The Malpractice Risk of Electronic Health Records,” Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference, August 7, 2015
  • Presenter, “Cross-Examination of Key Defense Witnesses in the Tractor-Trailer Case,” Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar, July 21, 2017
  • Presenter, “Demonstrative  Evidence:   Using Visual Storytelling to prove Damages,” AAJ Winter Convention, February 26, 2016
  • Presenter, “The Shell Game, The Deep Dive, The Payoff: Uncovering All the Parties and Finding Hours of-Service and Other Violations to Pursue Punitive Damages.” Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention, Columbus, OH, May 6, 2016
  • Presenter, “Collision Investigation and Reconstruction in Motor Vehicle Cases,” Keeping the Roads Safe CLE, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, February 12, 2017
  • Presenter, “Persuasion Through Cross-Examination: Finding the One Thing, How to Avoid Chasing Two Rabbits.” Western Trial Lawyers Association Maui Seminar, June 12-15, 2017
  • Speaker, “A Practical Guide to Handling a Trucking Case,” Pennsylvania Association for Justice Annual Auto Law Seminar. Harrisburg, May 4, 2018; Philadelphia, May 24, 2018
  • Presenter, “Building the Punitive Damage Case,” Trucking Litigation Group CLE Program, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, July 22, 2017
  • Presenter, “Training: Proper Visual Search and Hazard Perception,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2017 Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 18 2017
  • Presenter, “Training: Proper Visual Search and Hazard Perception,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2017 Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 18 2017
  • Speaker/Co-Chair, “Tried and True Trucking Trial Tactics,” AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, Palm Beach, FL, December 8, 2017
  • Presenter, “Tractor Trailer Cases are Different: From Investigation to Trial,”  Louisiana Association for Justice CLE Conference, New Orleans, LA,  December 14, 2017
  • Panelist, Ethical Considerations of Co-Counseling, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, February 4, 2018
  • Presenter, “Truck Accident Cases from A to Z,” Atlas Lawyers Seminar, Miami FL, Feb 21-23, 2018
  • Speaker, “Using Electronic Data Recorders,” 360 Advocacy Auto Crash Litigation 5.0, Las Vegas, NV, April 26, 2018
  • Presenter, “Review & Update: All the Latest Regarding Federal regulations,” American Association for justice Litigating Trucking Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, 2009
  • Marion authored Chapter 9 in this volume: Commercial Motor Vehicles, Author, Pennsylvania Rules of the Road, 2018-2019 ed. (Vol. 13, West's® Pennsylvania Practice) Chapter 9, Legal, Transportation, 2018
  • Presenter and Moderator, “Selecting, Investigating, Evaluation, and Settling Personal Injury Cases,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA 2009
  • Presenter, “Unique Discovery Issues in Trucking Cases – Not your Daddy’s Deposition,” American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, San Francisco, CA, 2009 
  • Presenter and Moderator, “Selecting, Investigating, Evaluation, and Settling Personal Injury Cases,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA 2009 
  • Presenter, “Unique Discovery Issues in Trucking Cases – Not your Daddy’s Deposition,” American Association for Justice Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, San Francisco, CA, 2009 
  • Presenter, “The Butcher, The Baker, and The Candlestick Maker: Persuading the Jury in Tractor Trailer Cases,” American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada July 10, 2010 
  • Presenter, “Discovery in Trucking Cases,” American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, October 8, 2010 
  • Panelist, “Leadership in the Law,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar, Scranton, PA June 29, 2011 
  • Presenter, New Jersey Association for Justice, “Investigating Evidence Exhibits in Truck Cases,” Atlantic City, NJ 2012 
  • Presenter, Kentucky Association for Justice, “Corporate Representative Deposition in Truck Cases,” Covington, KY 2013 
  • Presenter, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, “Investigating Truck Crashes,” 2013
  • Presenter, “Preparing for Major Truck Injury Cases,” Melvin M. Belli Seminar, MD July 25, 2014 
  • Frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Lorman Educational Service on topics of Trial Strategy and Tactics
  • Author of “Power-Up Your Discovery In Trucking Cases” for Trial magazine, the official publication of the American Associations for Justice.
  • Author, “Why A-Rod Made Me Love the Constitution More,” American Association of Justice Journal of Interstate Trucking, 2014

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227 Penn Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

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