Robert W. Munley, 1930-2019

Robert W. Munley, 1930-2019

Robert W. Munley, 1930-2019

Robert W. Munley, Munley Law’s founder, was a Pennsylvania legal legend and personal injury law pioneer.  He achieved record-setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in Pennsylvania and nationwide. He founded Munley Law in 1959.

Notable Cases

  • Majdic v. Cincinnati Machine Co., 537 A.2d 334
  • Mecca v. Lukasik, 530 A.2d 1334
  • Robbins v. Yamaha, 98 F.R.D. 36
  • O’Malley v. Peerless Petroleum, 423 A.2d 1251

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Past President, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” since its inception
  • Lawdragon 500: Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America
  • Named to the Irish Legal 100 by the Irish Voice Newspaper, 2015


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, 1958
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Member, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Past President
  • Luzerne County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, Past President
  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney
  • Diplomat of the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

Other Achievements

  • Named Super Lawyer by Pennsylvania Magazine (top 5% of all Pennsylvania Lawyers) 2005-2016
  • Recipient, Frank O’Hara Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Scranton
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Problems in Product Liability Cases/Experts
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Rules of Civil Procedure, January
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Slip and Fall Cases/Invitees, September
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Pleading and Proving Damages in Personal Injury Cases/Loss of Future Income, March
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Common Evidentiary Issues in Personnel Injury Cases/Similar Accidents and Subsequent Repairs
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Pennsylvania Automobile Act
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Uniontown, PA, Attitude of Jurors
  • Widener University & Kings College, The Law of Legal Advertising
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Summer Convention, The Law of Legal Advertising
  • National Litigation Conference, Vail, Colorado, Big Truck Litigation
  • Dickinson School of Law, Trial Tactics
  • ATLA, New Orleans, Preparing Head Injury Cases
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Orlando, Florida, Handling Brain Damage Cases
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Orlando, Florida, Head Injury Litigation

Family & Community

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Landmark College, Putney, Vermont
  • Board Member, Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Endowed Scholarships at Marywood University, the University of Scranton, and Landmark College
  • Partnership with Lackawanna Pro Bono
  • 30-year partner and sponsor, Family to Family Thanksgiving Food Basket Program
  • Sponsor of the University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum lecture series
  • Robert was married to Bernadine Munley and was the proud father of three sons and three daughters—all attorneys

About Robert W. Munley, 1930-2019

Areas of Practice: Civil Trial Attorney

Years in Practice: 60


Phone: 844-686-5397

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