Munley Law: About Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Our personal injury law firm was founded in Scranton, PA by Robert W. Munley in 1959. Over the last 60+ years, Munley Law has grown into one of the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, helping people from all over the country who have been injured by negligence and wrongdoing. Our attorneys helped to create many of the laws that protect innocent victims today. We have won groundbreaking settlements and verdicts, and Munley Law handles all types of personal injury cases including truck accidents, auto accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and workplace injuries, product liability, premises liability, and nursing home abuse cases.
Who We Are: The Nation’s Leading Personal Injury Team
Munley Law is a team of ten experienced personal injury lawyers and dozens of compassionate, diligent legal support staff working together to fight for those who have been injured due to corporate wrongdoing or another person’s negligence.
What sets Munley Law apart from other personal injury law firms
There are many personal injury law firms out there but they are not all created equal. When choosing a personal injury attorney for your case, some questions to ask include: How long has this lawyer been practicing? What size settlements and verdicts have they won recently? Do they have trial experience? What will they be like to work with – will my case get the attention it needs? What is their reputation in the legal community?
We are real trial lawyers with real resources. At Munley Law, our partners each have decades of experience in personal injury law – including experience trying cases in front of a jury. While many injury lawyers have never been to trial, we have brought numerous cases to verdict and are always prepared to take your case to trial if the defendant won’t agree to an appropriate settlement. We have won dozens of multimillion-dollar results for our clients. Furthermore, we invest the resources necessary to build a winning case. That means we work with world-class investigators, experts, medical professionals, technologists, and more. We invest in you.
Learn more about our attorneys:
Munley Law Partners
Munley Law Associates
The Munley Law Mission
Munley Law was founded on one simple principle: Through the civil justice system, we can be a voice for the voiceless in our society, and provide all people with equal access to justice, even against the most powerful entities. As a family of lawyers, the practice of law isn’t merely a career choice; it is the practical application of our core values. Since 1959, our firm has successfully fought for justice and compensation for people like you. We have developed lasting relationships with our personal injury clients who rely on us for our legal expertise and depend on us to be compassionate, responsive, and accessible while fighting relentlessly to make things right.
We Do Not Get Paid Unless We Win Your Personal Injury Case
Many people avoid hiring a lawyer because they think they all charge by the hour and at astronomical rates. At Munley Law, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. That means that the attorney only gets paid if he or she wins money damages for you – the client. The fee agreement is usually a standard percentage of the amount recovered. This makes it possible for anyone to hire a top personal injury lawyer. It gives everyone access to the justice system and representation that is equal to the best that insurance companies, doctors, and other defendants can hire.
The contingent fee agreement protects you from financial risk associated with your case – we invest the funds and resources into your case, and if we don’t obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you owe us nothing. Claimants who hire an injury lawyer to represent them tend to receive more than three times more in settlement money than those without representation.
Awards and Honors for our Personal Injury Law Firm
The personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have earned a national reputation as leaders in the industry. Our knowledge, skills, and success record have earned us some of the highest honors available in our profession.
Best Lawyers in America
Munley Law has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1993. Partners Marion Munley, Daniel W. Munley, Robert W. Munley III, J. Christopher Munley, and Caroline Munley are all recognized individually as Best Lawyers. Marion Munley has been named the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs for 2017 and 2019. She was also recognized in 2021 as “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury-Plaintiffs for the Allentown metro area.
Daniel W. Munley also received “Lawyer of the Year” honors in 2020 for Product Liability-Plaintiffs for the Allentown metro area. In 2016, J. Christopher Munley was recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for Workers’ Compensation in the Allentown metro area.
Associate Attorney John Mulcahey has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2012, and Associate Attorney Katie Nealon has been named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list for 2021 and 2022. The publication is based on peer review by thousands of lawyers in the U.S. Because attorneys are not allowed to pay a fee for inclusion, Best Lawyers has gained the respect of the legal profession, the media, and clients as a reliable, unbiased source for legal referrals.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Marion Munley, Daniel W. Munley, Robert W. Munley, III, and J. Christopher Munley are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
Caroline Munley was named to the forum’s Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™
Munley Law is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ under the headings of Appellate Practice, Civil Trial Practice, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Trial Practice, Elder Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability Law, Social Security, and Workers’ Compensation. The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America, listing only those select lawyers and law firms that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell®Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.
Lawdragon Legal Rankings
Marion Munley and Daniel W. Munley have been named by Lawdragon to the 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in the country.
Attorneys Marion Munley, Daniel W. Munley, Robert W. Munley III, J. Christopher Munley, and John Mulcahey have been awarded the Super Lawyers designation, which is given to only 5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers and is based on nominations and feedback from 34,000 other Pennsylvanian attorneys. During the six-month selection process, attorneys across the state are asked to name the best lawyers they have personally observed in action.
In addition, Marion Munley has been named to the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania” list by Super Lawyers since 2013.
Katie Nealon has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” a designation for excellence in advocacy by attorneys under age 40.
Irish Legal 100
Every one of our partners have been named among the Irish Legal 100 by the Irish Voice newspaper. The Irish Legal 100 is an annual list of the most outstanding Irish-American lawyers in the United States.
Leaders in our Field
American Board of Trial Advocates
Attorney Marion Munley is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which is dedicated to helping attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of civil jury trials.
National Trial Lawyers
Marion Munley, Daniel W. Munley, and Robert W. Munley III are members of the National Trial Lawyers Association, a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is through special invitation and extended to only those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as trial lawyers.
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
Marion Munley is on the staff of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for individuals.
International Society of Barristers
Marion Munley is a member of the International Society of Barristers, an honor society of outstanding trial lawyers chosen by their peers on the basis of excellence and integrity in advocacy. The Society seeks to preserve trial by jury, the adversary system and the independence of the judiciary.
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Four Munley Law trial attorneys – Marion Munley, Daniel W. Munley, J. Christopher Munley and John Mulcahey have been Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocates, a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to better the quality of trial advocacy in America’s courtrooms and help those needing legal services to locate experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers. NBTA is accredited by the American Bar Association to certify lawyers in the specialty areas of civil, criminal, and family law trial advocacy.
Melvin M. Belli Society
Marion Munley is President Elect for the Melvin M. Belli Society, an invitation-only organization intended to promote the international exchange of ideas among lawyers through meetings and education. The organization is named after Melvin Belli, a personal injury attorney whose client list includes such high profile names as Muhammad Ali, Lenny Bruce, and Jack Ruby.
Our Iron-Clad Commitment
As your attorney, we will commit all our resources and knowledge to you. As our client, we guarantee will receive nothing but professional, honest legal representation.
- You will never pay one cent for our services unless we successfully obtain financial compensation for your injuries.
- We will keep your best interest in mind, especially when it comes to settlement offers.
- Your case will be handled by a professional, experienced, and highly skilled attorney at all times.
- We will work harder for you than any other firm.
- Our lawyers work together to give you the benefit of having the insight, experience, and combined efforts of our entire team.