227 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
(844) 565-3325 www.munley.com
Marion Munley is a board-certified personal injury lawyer and passionate advocate for victims' rights. She specializes in commercial truck accident and product liability cases. Contact Marion today for a free legal consultation.
Chair-Elect, American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group Chair, American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Irish Legal 100 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, 2016, 2017 Named "Best Lawyers in America" as selected by peers 2012-2018 Featured in Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition: Women in the Law, 2016, 2017 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 2004-2016, 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
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 Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
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 Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy 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 Member, American Association for Justice Chair-Elect, Trucking Litigation Group Executive Committee, Trucking Litigation Group Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Member, Publications Committee Board Member, Bus Litigation Group Board of Governors Member, Board of Trustees, National College of Advocacy Legal Affairs Committee 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) Past Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee Member, Federal Bar Association Member, New York Bar Association Member, Lackawanna County Bar Association Association of Women Lawyers, President , 1998-1999 Member, Luzerne County Bar and Library Association Member, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers President, 1999-2000 Board Member, Melvin M. Belli Society
Presentations, CLEs, and Speaking Engagements
Speaker, "A Practical Guide to Handling a Trucking Case," Pennsylvania Association for Justice Annual Auto Law Seminar. Harrisburg, May 4, 2018; Philadelphia, May 24, 2018 Presenter, "Truck Accident Cases from A to Z," Atlas Lawyers Seminar, Miami FL, Feb 21-23, 2018 Panelist, Ethical Considerations of Co-Counseling, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, February 4, 2018 Presenter, "Tractor Trailer Cases are Different: From Investigation to Trial," Louisiana Association for Justice CLE Conference, New Orleans, LA, December 14, 2017 Speaker/Co-Chair, "Tried and True Trucking Trial Tactics," AAJ Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, Palm Beach, FL, December 8, 2017 Presenter, "Training: Proper Visual Search and Hazard Perception," Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2017 Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 18 2017. Presenter, "Building the Punitive Damage Case," Trucking Litigation Group CLE Program, American Association for Justice Annual Convention, July 22, 2017 Presenter, "Cross-Examination of Key Defense Witnesses in the Tractor-Trailer Case," Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar, July 21, 2017 Presenter, "Persuasion Through Cross-Examination: Finding the One Thing, How to Avoid Chasing Two Rabbits." Western Trial Lawyers Association Maui Seminar, June 12-15, 2017 Presenter, "Collision Investigation and Reconstruction in Motor Vehicle Cases," Keeping the Roads Safe CLE, American Association for Justice Winter Convention, February 12, 2017 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, "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
Author, "Retrieving Electronic Crash Data," Trial Magazine, February 2018. Author, "The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices," The Legal Intelligencer Medical Malpractice Supplement, 2017 Author, "Interconnectedness and Manufacturer Responsibility in Automated Vehicles," The Legal Intelligencer Personal Injury Supplement, 2016 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 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 Member, 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.