Marion Munley

Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Litigation
Years in Practice: 30

Email: | Phone: 855-866-5529. 

Marion has represented more than a thousand individuals and their families in complex personal injury litigation in both state and federal courts.  If you want an attorney who will stand with you and fight for you, call Marion today for a consultation.

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Named Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Magazine,  2013, 2015
  • Named “Best Lawyers in America” as selected by peers 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • 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, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015– 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, 1986
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, B.A., cum laude, 1983
  • London School of Economics, London England, (Junior year abroad 1981-1982)
  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 1980

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

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, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocate
  • Board Certified, Association of Plaintiffs Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Springfield, MO 2008
  • 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
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  •  Member, American Association for Justice
    • Secretary, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
    • Executive Committee, Trucking Litigation Group
    • Special Projects Chair, Trucking Litigation Group
    • First Vice Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
    • Member, Publications Committee
    • Board Member, Bus Litigation Group
    • At Large Governor, Board of Governors
    • Member, Board of Trustees, National College of Advocacy
  • 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
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, Lackawanna County Bar Association
    • Association of Women’s Lawyers, President , 1998-1999
  • Member, Luzerne County Bar and Library Association
  • Member, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers
  • President, 1999-2000
  • Member, Melvin M. Belli Society


  • 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 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 is also proud of…

  • 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, “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
  • 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
  • Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Staff Member, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College 2004-Present
  • Diplomat, National College of Advocacy, Washington, D.C. 2007
  • Author of “Power-Up Your Discovery In Trucking Cases” for Trial magazine, the official publication of the American Associations for Justice.
  • 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
  • Chair, 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

Client and Attorney Testimonies for Marion Munley…

“Marion is a tremendous lawyer and leader within the legal community. She cares deeply about her clients. I have always known her to overcome every obstacle in even the most difficult cases – to achieve justice for her clients. When it comes to personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania – she is in a very select group of top trial lawyers.”

-Jason Studinski, Attorney at Studinski Law, LLC

“First, I want to tell you I hired another firm for my case before Marion, I did not choose carefully the first time is all I will say. Secondly , I would like to say that I do not give the highest rating to many people or companies without earning it. I can say Marion earned it!! She and everyone I came into contact with in her firm handled my case with the utmost professionalism, as well as true empathy for my situation, while not missing a detail about the facts of the case. I can not leave out her paralegal Janice, she was totally on the ball at all times. My case was a personal injury case ( I was hit by a tractor trailer) which was settled for a very fair settlement ! I am sure whatever your case involves, she will handle it in the same manner. She is a great person and an awesome attorney!! She will fight for you!!”

-Jeffrey, a Personal Injury Client