Marion Munley

Marion Munley

Marion Munley

Marion Munley has represented more than a thousand individuals and their families in complex personal injury litigation in both state and federal courts.  If you want an attorney who will stand with you and fight for you, call Marion today for a consultation.

  • Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, Allentown Metro Area, via Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Recipient, Lynette Norton Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Named Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Magazine,  2013, 2015
  • Named “Best Lawyers in America” as selected by peers 2012-2017
  • Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition: Women in the Law, 2016
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996, the second woman in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to earn that distinction
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Pennsylvania Magazine Super Lawyer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016– a distinction awarded to only 5% of the legal community in Pennsylvania
  • Woman of Excellence Award Winner, as selected by the Scranton Chamber of Commerce

Marion’s Education…

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, Juris Doctor
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, B.A., cum laude
  • London School of Economics, London England
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Marion’s Bar Admissions…

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • New York, 2003
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2014

Marion’s Professional Affiliations…

  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (representing less than 0.5% of American Lawyers)
  • Member, International Society of Barristers (2012-present)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006-Present
  • Board Certified, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocate
  • Board Certified, Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Springfield, MO 2008
  • Certified Mediator, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Lawyers Advisory Committee of the Judicial Counsel of the Third Circuit 2008-2011
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  •  Member, American Association for Justice
    • Vice Chair, Trucking Litigation Group
    • Secretary, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
    • Executive Committee, Trucking Litigation Group
    • Special Projects Chair, Trucking Litigation Group
    • Chair-Elect, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
    • Member, Publications Committee
    • Board Member, Bus Litigation Group
    • At Large Governor, Board of Governors
  • Member, Board of Trustees, National College of Advocacy
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors 1989-Present
  • District Whip 2007-2009
  • Executive Committee 2009-Present
  • Member, Legislative Policy Committee
  • Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Committee, 2012-2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Commission on Women in the Profession (PBA)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • Association of Women’s Lawyers, President , 1998-1999
  • Member, Luzerne County Bar and Library Association
  • Member, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
  • President, 1999-2000
  • Member, Melvin M. Belli Society


  • 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, “Demonstrative  Evidence:   Using Visual Storytelling to prove Damages,” AAJ Winter Convention, February 26, 2016
  • Panelist, “Case Selection:  Mistakes to Avoid,” Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit, AAJ Winter Convention, February 26, 2016
  • Presenter, “The Malpractice Risk of Electronic Health Records,” Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference, August 7, 2015
  • Presenter, “Why Bus Accident Cases are Different from Car Accident Cases,” American Association for Justice Convention in Montreal, Canada, June 13, 2015
  • 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, “Preparing for Major Truck Injury Cases,” Melvin M. Belli Seminar, MD July 25, 2014
  • 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, New Jersey Association for Justice, “Investigating Evidence Exhibits in Truck Cases,” Atlantic City, NJ 2012
  • Panelist, “Leadership in the Law,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute Seminar, Scranton, PA June 29, 2011
  • Presenter, “Discovery in Trucking Cases,” American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, October 8, 2010
  • 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, “Review & Update: All the Latest Regarding Federal regulations,” American Association for justice Litigating Trucking Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, 2009
  • Presenter and Moderator, “Selecting, Investigating, Evaluation, and Settling Personal Injury Cases,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA 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
  • Frequent lecturer for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and Lorman Educational Service on topics of Trial Strategy and Tactics

What Marion Munley is also proud of…

  • 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, “Corporate Settlement Mills and Victim Compensation,” The Legal Intelligencer, 2015
  • Author, “The Malpractice Risk of Electronic Health Records,” The Legal Intelligencer, 2015
  • Author, “Death of the Jury Trial,” Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Newsletter Connections Count, 2014
  • Author, “Why A-Rod Made Me Love the Constitution More,” American Association of Justice Journal of Interstate Trucking, 2014
  • Author of “Power-Up Your Discovery In Trucking Cases” for Trial magazine, the official publication of the American Associations for Justice.
  • Faculty Member, Second Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, American Association for Justice, Kansas City 2011
  • Faculty member, First Trial Advocacy College: “Litigating truck collision cases,” American Association for Justice, Atlanta, GA 2009
  • Chosen as a Top 25 Women Business Professionals for 2011, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
  • Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Staff Member, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College 2004-Present
  • Diplomat, National College of Advocacy, Washington, D.C. 2007
  • Pennsylvania Cable Network commentator,  Pennsylvania Superior Court en banc session, Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

Marion’s Family & Community…

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Marywood University 2008-Present; Chairman, 2011-2014
  • Chair, Academic Affairs Committee, Marywood University
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono effort in the United States following the 2001 terror attacks; represented a rescue worker before the Victim’s Compensation Fund in New York City
  • Member, Daughters of the American Revolution 2013
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lake George Land Conservancy, 2006-2011
  • Member, Peckville Business and Professional Women, Past President 1995-1996
  • Speaker, West Side Senior Center, “Preparations for Surgery,” focusing on issues to consider prior to any surgical procedure
  • Speaker, Abington Senior Center, “What to Expect When a Loved One Enters a Nursing Home”
  • Speaker, Scranton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network Luncheon on the “Glass Ceiling”
  • Speaker in “Identity Theft” for Roundwoods Senior Citizen Group, Edwardsville Senior Center, Kingston Senior Citizens Group, Freeland Senior Center, Mid Valley Senior Center, Carbondale Senior Center, and North Pocono Senior Center
  • Volunteer, Hope Clinic, providing free legal services to those in need 2006-Present
  • Marion is married to Congressman Matt Cartwright and is the proud mother of two sons

About Marion Munley

Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Litigation

Years in Practice: 30


Phone: 855-866-5529

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Marion and the Munley Law Firm are THE best legal experts in NEPA. I am happy to have found her and to have established an ongoing relationship with such a powerful and reputable law firm. I highly recommend Marion and the Munley Law Firm. I had a difficult Web Site poaching problem no one else wanted to tackle – but Marion and her team were quick to help and delivered outstanding results. I’m glad that they are working for me! Marion is a professional and VERY knowledgeable attorney who will serve you exceptionally well. I think one of her strongest attributes is the depth of her team – she has specialists where it counts. If I could give her 5 stars I would. I have referred several of my colleagues to Marion and they have been well satisfied too. I can’t say enough about her as a person and legal expert. Matthew, Personal Injury Client

I had a complex medical malpractice case and I wasn’t sure if there was an liability there. I felt there was some negligent behavior on the part of some nursing home staff. This firm, through Marion Munley, took me through all the steps necessary to prove negligent behavior that might have caused death of my loved one. She was very compassionate and very detailed and patience. I think they are a terrific firm. There wasn’t anything I disliked… I would highly recommend them as a Personal Injury Law Firm. They also handle all types of car and truck accidents, workers compensation and social security disability. I think they are the best in town. Guest of Bing

I have worked with Marion through the American Association of Justice, Trucking Litigation Group. Marion has distinguished herself as an inspirational leader who gives of her time for the greater good of all. She is a hard worker accomplishing great results for her clients. She also is willing to share her knowledge with any and all attorneys who have dedicated their practice to representing clients who are the victims of highway crashes. This week, Marion was elected to the AAJ Board of Governors as an at-large Board Member. This achievement demonstrates peer recognition of Marion’s commitment to highway safety. It is with great pleasure that I give Marion the highest of all possible recommendations. Andy Young – Experienced Trial Attorney with Focus in Trucking Litigation

Marion is a tremendous lawyer and leader within the legal community. She cares deeply about her clients. I have always known her to overcome every obstacle in even the most difficult cases – to achieve justice for her clients. When it comes to personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania – she is in a very select group of top trial lawyers. Jason Studinski, Attorney at Studinski Law, LLC

Marion Munley is one of the brightest and most respected lawyers in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I am proud to call her my friend and fellow trial lawyer. Brian Price, Partner at Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P.

Marion not only is an accomplished lawyer who gets great results, but also she brings genuine compassion and zealous advocacy to each person she represents. Our firms have worked together on important cases and I look forward to future opportunities to work together. Rena Leizerman

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