James Christopher Munley

James Christopher Munley

James Christopher Munley

James Christopher “Chris” Munley is an accomplished Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer and upholder of plaintiffs’ rights. A board-certified civil trial advocate, Chris Munley has earned a national reputation for his work on behalf of injured victims. Contact Chris Munley for a no-obligation consultation, free of charge.

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the Irish Legal 100, 2016
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” by the legal guide Best Lawyers
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” for workers’ compensation by Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Board Certified Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocates
  • Named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list since 2005
  • Named to Top 100 Trial Lawyers in PA by National Trial Lawyers Association


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, OK, Juris Doctor, 1994
  • Colegio Mayor La Concepcion – Valencia, Spain
  • Catholic University of America Washington, DC , BA, 1990
  • Gerry Spence Regional Trial Lawyers College 2002
  • Executive Education Certificate, The Ultimate in Trial Advocacy, Harvard University

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna and Luzerne County Bar Associations
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • Former Member of Young Lawyers Division Lackawanna Bar Association

Other Achievements

  • Speaker, Lackawanna Bar Association CLE, “Five Ways to Market Your Firm Without Spending Money,” August 30, 2018
  • Lackawanna Bar Association Committee Assignments – Fee Dispute Committee, Nominating Committee, Golf Outing Committee
  • Spoke on Importance of collection and preservation of evidence in civil cases
  • Moderator, Lackawanna County Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1998 Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Council for Community Affairs, Annual Meeting January 2001
  • Founded a national Legal Marketing and Management seminar series ATLAS Lawyers to provide both Legal Marketing and Practice Management advice to small to mid-sized law firms. Past Seminars:
    • October 2019, Myrtle Beach, SC
    • February 2018, Marriot Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
    • April 2015, Hilton Bonnett Creek, Orlando, FL
    • September 2013, The W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • April 2013, The Washington Marriott, Washington, D.C.
    • October 2012, The W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • October 2011, Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton, PA
    • March 2011, Naples Grand, Naples, FL
    • February 2010, Naples Grand, Naples, FL
    • March 2009, The Buena Vista Palace, Disneyworld, FL
    • September 2008, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
    • February 2008, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    Family & Community

      • Chairman, Lackawanna County Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority Owner of PNC Field, home of the New York Yankees AAA Affiliate the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders
      • President, Board of Directors, The Scranton Club
      • Member, Jeffrey M. Davis Scholarship Award Committee
      • Board of Directors, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter Girl Scouts of America
      • Speaker at Regional Senior Centers on “Identity Theft” on how to avoid becoming a victim and steps to take if you discover your identity has been stolen
      • Speaker at Regional Senior Centers on the topic “Preparing for Surgery”
      • Christopher is married to Dr. Maria Yager Munley and is the proud father of two children.

About James Christopher Munley

Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Litigation

Years in Practice: 25

Email: cmunley@munley.com

Phone: 844-686-5397

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    Chris Munley represented my dad at a very difficult time with compassion yet in the court room he was the fighter we needed. Chris helped my family during a time of incredible hardship when my dad was hit head on by 2 teenage girls. He took the time to answer all of our questions at any given time when we needed him. He treated my entire family with respect and helped us to get what we deserved. I would recommend Chris Munley to anyone in need of a reliable, determined, and trustworthy attorney. A Car Accident Client

    Chris Munley promised results, and that’s what I got. He was very compassionate and he answered every question I had about my personal injury case. When we couldn’t settle with the insurance company out of court, he was a fighter in the courtroom. Needless to say, we won and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Patrick, a Personal Injury Client

    You can put your trust into Chris Munley. A couple of years ago I got into a car crash and didn’t think I would recover financially. The insurance company had denied my claim and I thought that was that. But thanks to Mr. Munley, I got the money I needed from the insurance company and I was able to get on with my life. Thank you again, Mr. Munley. A Car Accident Client

    I have worked with Chris, and Munley Law, for many years and recommend and endorse him highly. Chris, his firm, and his family, are extremely reputable and knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorneys with excellent character. Their civil litigation experience is exemplary and I will continue to utilize them as referral attorneys whenever possible. Philip Deberard, Personal Injury Lawyer

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