Daniel W. Munley is an award-winning personal injury lawyer and a champion of plaintiffs’ rights. For decades, Dan has tirelessly fought to win millions for injured victims of tragic accidents and their families. While Dan handles a range of complex personal injury cases, he is widely regarded as a national leader in traumatic brain injury and tractor-trailer accident litigation. Through hard work and unrelenting commitment to his clients, he has won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Just recently, Dan strategically negotiated a record-setting $26 million settlement for a truck accident victim.
A seasoned truck accident lawyer, Daniel served as Chairperson of the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group from 2011-2012, and currently serves on the executive board for that group. In 2020, he received the Robert W. Munley Champion of Justice Award (previously the Chairman’s Award) from the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. He has been certified by the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and board-certified in Truck Accident Law and Civil Trial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Daniel has been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, the Trucking Trial Lawyers Top Ten, and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He was selected “Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability– Plaintiffs” for the Allentown Metro Area in 2020 by Best Lawyers. That same year, he was one of only two lawyers in the region named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers. He has earned an AV-Preeminent rating and a Platinum-Level Client Champion designation from Martindale-Hubbell.
In addition to his major tractor-trailer crash victories, Dan regularly presents cutting-edge truck accident trial techniques at conferences around the country. Dan also works determinedly to improve the greater Scranton community. He served as a board member for the Everhart Museum and coaches Little League baseball, basketball, and softball. Dan and his wife Valerie Munley are the proud parents of three children.
truck accident victim who suffered traumatic brain injury
jury verdict in teens’ death caused by car accident
family of a Marine who was killed in a truck crash
fatal truck crash
seriously injured in a truck accident
Settlement for Woman misdiagnosed with cancer.
Settlement for driver of a van involved in accident with a truck.
Verdict for family injured by 16-year-old-driver.
Jury verdict against bank for breach of verbal loan agreement.
Settlement in ER Wrongful Death case.
Settlement for boy hit by bus at summer camp.
Honors and Awards
Recipient, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group “Robert W. Munley Award”
Board Certified Advocate, Civil Trial, Civil Practice Advocacy, and Truck Accident Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Certification by the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (AITLA)
Top Ten Trucking Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, the National Trial Lawyers Association
Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by the National Trial Lawyers Association
Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Allentown Metro Area, Best Lawyers, 2020
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.
Listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” 2013-present
Past Chairperson, Trucking Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
Charter member and current Executive Board member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2011-present
Named to the Irish Legal 100, 2016
Rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
Named a Platinum-Level Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers 2020-2023
University of Tulsa
College of Law, Oklahoma, Juris Doctor, 1994
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA, Bachelor of Science, Dean’s List, 1990
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lackawanna Bar Association
Luzerne County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Past Chair, Trucking Litigation Group
Executive Board Member, Trucking Litigation Group
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Regents, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
“Hidden Motor Carriers: What Documents & Discovery Do I Need,” 2023 Trucking Seminar, Attorneys Information Exchange Group, February 16, 2023.
“Fortune Favors the Brave: Litigating Truck Accident Cases During the Pandemic,” Atlas Lawyers Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, May 5, 2022.
“Truck Driver’s cell phone: How do you get it and use it in your case,” Attorneys Information Exchange Group, February 11, 2021.
“Trucking Technology: What to get, How to get it, and Why your case needs it,” American Association for Justice Amped Up Annual Convention, July 2020
“Why Getting the Trucker’s Cell Phone is the Key to Punitive Damages,” Atlas Lawyers Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 3 2019
“How to Use Discovery to Turn a Simple Trucking Case into a Multi-Million Dollar Case,” Atlas Lawyers Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 3 2019
Demystifying Your First Truck Trial, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 12, 2019.
Using Injunctions and Legal Process to Get Access to the Truck and Obtain the Data and the Cell Phones/Tablets/Telematics, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 12, 2019.
Presenter, Maximizing Settlement Dollars in Trucking Cases, New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation’s Trucking Litigation Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, May 10, 2o18
Speaker, Cross-Examining the Crash Reconstruction Expert, American Association for Justice Jazz Fest Seminar, New Orleans, LA May 4, 2018.
Speaker, Lecture and Demonstration: Winning the Tough Liability Truck Crash Case and Igniting the Big Bang Verdict: “Putting it All Together for the Big Verdict,” American Association for Justice Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Scottsdale, AZ March 23, 2018
Presenter, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2017 Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 17, 2017
Speaker, “Spoliation and Preservation of Evidence,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2016 Annual Symposium, September 28, 2016.
Speaker, “Successfully Handling and Litigating the Commercial Truck Case,” Minnesota Association for Justice, May 19, 2016.
Speaker, “Trucking Rules of the Road: Essential FMCSA Regulations and the CDL Manual,” New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 7, 2016.
Speaker, “Major Highway Crash Investigation and the Preservation of Evidence,” Hell on the Highways Seminar, Florida Association for Justice, St. Augustine, FL, December 3, 2015.
Speaker, Advocacy360 Conference, “How to Win Trucking Cases.” Las Vegas, NV, November 2, 2015
American Association for Justice Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Truck Collision Case Litigation. Dallas, TX, October 8, 2015
Speaker, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Convention in Atlantic City, NJ, April 30, 2015: “Discovery Issues in Tractor Trailer Litigation”
Speaker, Kentucky Justice Association, “How To Litigate That Big Truck Case”
Presenter, AAJ, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, “Why a Truck Collision Case Must Be Handled Differently Than an Auto Collision Case”
Presenter, AAJ, Seattle, WA, “Discovery in a Tractor-Trailer Case”
Presenter, AAJ, Las Vegas, NV, “Cross-Examining Defense Experts”
Presenter, St. Louis, MO, “Violations as a Path to Justice”
Presenter, Nashville, Tennessee and Lexington, KY, “Early Discovery in Interstate Trucking Litigation Cases”
Presenter, Atlanta, GA, “Spoliation of the Log Books – How Trucking Companies Try to Hide the Truth”
Lecturer, University of Scranton, Nursing Home Litigation
Presenter, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Super Summit, St. Louis, MO, “Discovery in a Trucking Litigation Case”
Recognition, French Consulate, NYC, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Lawyers Care for representation of Dening Lohez whose husband was killed in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001
Pennsylvania Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2005, 2006, 2010
Member, Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono effort in the United States following the 2001 terror attacks
Member, American Association of Justice PAC
Member, Public Relations Committee, American Association of Justice
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Small Business Litigation Group
Family & Community
Board of Directors, Everhart Museum
Coach, Little League Baseball
Coach, Boys’ Basketball
Coach, Girls’ Softball
Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Solicitor, Board of Directors, Abington Little League
Board of Directors, Black and Blue Ball, Muscular Dystrophy Association 2007, 2008, 2009
Board Member, Forum Towers
Featured Speaker at the Council for Community Affairs Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Daniel is married to Valerie Munley and is the proud father of three children
Dan Munley fought like a tiger in the courtroom. He did not rest until the insurance company paid my personal injury claim once and for all. Thanks to Mr. Munley, my family has been taken care of and my medical bills have been paid for. Thanks again to you and your family.
Harry, a Personal Injury Client
I got into a serious accident with a tractor trailer two years ago, one that took me out of commission for months. The trucking company was fighting my case, saying I was the one who caused the accident. Luckily, I had Dan Munley at my side. He got me the money to help pay the medical bills and much more. He really pulled through for me and my family and I am eternally grateful to him.
Trucking Accident Client
Dan Munley was wonderful and was always within a phone call away. I always felt he was available to me at any time. It was such a wonderful feeling knowing that there was always someone in my corner taking care of me. He always came through. Always. I would recommend Dan Munley to anyone!
Marie, Personal Injury Client
When I got into my terrible auto accident eight months ago, I had nowhere to turn after the insurance company denied my claim. Not only did Dan Munley help me with my case, but he kept me informed every step of the way. Thank you so much for all your work!