Marion Munley

Munley Law
227 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
(844) 565-3325

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

Marion's Education

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.