Daniel Munley is a seasoned truck accident lawyer and a champion of plaintiffs’ rights. A board-certified civil trial advocate, Daniel has earned a national reputation for his trial victories. Contact Daniel for a free, no-obligation consult today.
Top Ten Trucking Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, the National Trial Lawyers Association
Board Certified Advocate, Civil Trial, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Allentown Metro Area, Best Lawyers, 2020
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.
Certification by the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (AITLA)
Recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by the National Trial Lawyers Association
Listed in “Best Lawyers in America”
Past Chairperson, Trucking Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
Charter member and current Executive Board member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2011-2020
Named to the Irish Legal 100, 2016
University of Tulsa College of Law, Oklahoma, Juris Doctor, 1994, American Jurisprudence Award of Excellence in Trial Advocacy
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, B.S., Dean’s List, 1990
Daniel’s Professional Affiliations
Pennsylvania Bar Association
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Lackawanna Bar Association
Luzerne County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Regents, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
Daniel’s Other Achievements
Recognition, French Consulate, NYC, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Lawyers Care for representation of Dening Lohez whose husband died on 9.11.2001 in the Twin Towers
Pennsylvania Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2005, 2006, 2010
Member, Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono effort in the United States following the 2001 terror attacks
Member, American Association of Justice PAC
Member, Public Relations Committee, American Association of Justice
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Small Business Litigation Group
“Why Getting the Trucker’s Cell Phone is the Key to Punitive Damages,” Atlas Lawyers Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 3 2019
“How to Use Discovery to Turn a Simple Trucking Case into a Multi-Million Dollar Case,” Atlas Lawyers Seminar, Myrtle Beach, SC, October 3 2019
Demystifying Your First Truck Trial, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 12, 2019.
Using Injunctions and Legal Process to Get Access to the Truck and Obtain the Data and the Cell Phones/Tablets/Telematics, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 12, 2019.
Presenter, Maximizing Settlement Dollars in Trucking Cases, New Jersey Association for Justice Educational Foundation’s Trucking Litigation Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, May 10, 2o18
Speaker, Cross-Examining the Crash Reconstruction Expert, American Association for Justice Jazz Fest Seminar, New Orleans, LA May 4, 2018.
Speaker, Lecture and Demonstration: Winning the Tough Liability Truck Crash Case and Igniting the Big Bang Verdict: “Putting it All Together for the Big Verdict,” American Association for Justice Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases, Scottsdale, AZ March 23, 2018
Presenter, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2017 Annual Symposium, Nashville, TN, September 17, 2017
Speaker, “Spoliation and Preservation of Evidence,” Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys 2016 Annual Symposium, September 28, 2016.
Speaker, “Successfully Handling and Litigating the Commercial Truck Case,” Minnesota Association for Justice, May 19, 2016.
Speaker, “Trucking Rules of the Road: Essential FMCSA Regulations and the CDL Manual,” New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar, Atlantic City, NJ, April 7, 2016.
Speaker, “Major Highway Crash Investigation and the Preservation of Evidence,” Hell on the Highways Seminar, Florida Association for Justice, St. Augustine, FL, December 3, 2015.
Speaker, Advocacy360 Conference, “How to Win Trucking Cases.” Las Vegas, NV, November 2, 2015
American Association for Justice Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Truck Collision Case Litigation. Dallas, TX, October 8, 2015
Speaker, New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Convention in Atlantic City, NJ, April 30, 2015: “Discovery Issues in Tractor Trailer Litigation”
Speaker, Kentucky Justice Association, “How To Litigate That Big Truck Case”
Presenter, AAJ, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, “Why a Truck Collision Case Must Be Handled Differently Than an Auto Collision Case”
Presenter, AAJ, Seattle, WA, “Discovery in a Tractor-Trailer Case”
Presenter, AAJ, Las Vegas, NV, “Cross-Examining Defense Experts”
Presenter, St. Louis, MO, “Violations as a Path to Justice”
Presenter, Nashville, Tennessee and Lexington, KY, “Early Discovery in Interstate Trucking Litigation Cases”
Presenter, Atlanta, GA, “Spoliation of the Log Books – How Trucking Companies Try to Hide the Truth”
Lecturer, University of Scranton, Nursing Home Litigation
Presenter, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America Super Summit, St. Louis, MO, “Discovery in a Trucking Litigation Case”
Daniel’s Family & Community
Board of Directors, Everhart Museum
Coach, Little League Baseball
Coach, Boys’ Basketball
Coach, Girls’ Softball
Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Solicitor, Board of Directors, Abington Little League
Board of Directors, Black and Blue Ball, Muscular Dystrophy Association 2007, 2008, 2009
Board Member, Forum Towers
Featured Speaker at the Council for Community Affairs Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Dinner, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Daniel is married to Valerie Munley and is the proud father of three children
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Litigation
Years in Practice: 20