Marion K. Munley

Munley Law - Scranton
Munley Law - Scranton
227 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 United States

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney Marion Munley

Marion Munley is a champion of victims’ rights and the civil justice system. She is known for her compassionate approach to representing the catastrophically injured and her tireless devotion to her clients and their families. Marion treats each client like a member of her family. Triple Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial, Civil Practice, and Truck Law, Marion concentrates her practice on commercial truck crashes and product liability cases. Marion has earned an AV-Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell, the industry’s highest ethical and client satisfaction rating.  Marion has won many multimillion-dollar recoveries in her cases.

Marion is an active member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and currently serves on the AAJ Board of Governors. She was the first woman to become Chair of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group in 2018 and is a past chair of the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. Marion is the second woman in Pennsylvania to become Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Among her other professional affiliations are the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers.

She has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list by Best Lawyers since 2012 and was selected as “Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury – Plaintiffs” for the Allentown Metro Area in 2020. Marion has also been selected to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the last 15 years and has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Representative Cases

$26 million for a truck accident victim who suffered traumatic brain injury

$8 million for the family of a Marine who was killed in a truck crash

$3.97 million in a case stemming from a fatal truck crash

$3.8 million for a man who was seriously injured in a truck accident

$3.25 million in a medical malpractice case

Honors and Awards

Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Allentown Metro Area, Best Lawyers, 2020

Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Allentown Metro Area, Best Lawyers, 2017, 2019

“Best Lawyers in America” as selected by Best Lawyers, 2012-present

US. News and World Report: Best Law Firms

LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers, 2007, 2019

Pennsylvania Trailblazer, as recognized by the Legal Intelligencer, 2019

Super Lawyer 2004-present, via Thomson-Reuters, a distinction limited to only 5% of the legal community in Pennsylvania

Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania, Super Lawyers, 2013-present

Lynette Norton Award, Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, 2016

“Above and Beyond” Award, American Association for Justice, 2018, 2019

Diplomat, National College of Advocacy

AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Irish Legal 100

Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, The National Trial Lawyers

Woman of Excellence Award Winner, as selected by the Scranton Chamber of Commerce

Chosen as a Top 25 Women Business Professionals for 2011, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Recognition in the The Legal Intelligencer’s list of Largest Awards and Settlements in Pennsylvania, 2018 (Stevens v. Canyon Environmental)

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.

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

Marywood University, Honorary Doctorate, Humane Letters

Marion’s Bar Admissions


United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

New York

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Marion’s Professional Affiliations

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (representing less than 0.5% of American Lawyers)

International Society of Barristers (2012-present)

 American Association for Justice

Board of Governors

First woman to serve as Chair, Trucking Litigation Group, 2017-2018

Past Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus 2016-2017

Vice Chair, Bus Litigation Group

Legal Affairs Committee

National Finance Council

Retirement Committee

Publications Committee

Audit Committee

Board of Trustees, National College of Advocacy


Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Board of Governors

Member, Legislative Policy Committee

Chair, Women’s Caucus, 2012-2013

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006-Present

National Board of Trial Advocacy

Board Certified Advocate, Civil Trial; second woman in Pennsylvania to earn certification

Board Certified Advocate, Civil Practice

Board Certified Advocate, Truck Law; among the first 40 lawyers in the U.S. to earn certification in this field

Second woman in the nation to earn triple board certification

Lawyers Advisory Committee of the Judicial Counsel of the Third Circuit 2008-2011

National Board of Trial Advocates

Member, Board of Directors

Attorney Information Exchange Group (AIEG) 2019-present

Treasurer, Melvin M. Belli Society

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member, Commission on Women in the Profession (PBA)

Past Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee

American Bar Association

American Bar Association Foundation

Federal Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Lackawanna County Bar Association

Association of Women Lawyers, President , 1998-1999

Luzerne County Bar and Library Association

Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers

President, 1999-2000

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