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Robert W. Munley - Scranton, PA

227 Penn Ave. Scranton, PA 18503

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Updated: 11/07/2017

Scranton Civil Trial Lawyer


One of Pennsylvania's best known and most respected lawyers, Robert W. Munley founded the firm in 1959. A native of Scranton, he attended the University of Scranton and graduated from Temple University School of Law. He is a veteran of the Korean War. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1959 and in 1999 celebrates his fortieth year of practicing law...

About Robert W. Munley

Practice Areas

  • Civil Trial

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder, since 1959
  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1959
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Other Affiliations

  • U.S. Supreme Court (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna Bar Association (Past President)
  • Luzerne County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers (Past President)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy (Diplomat)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1992 - Present (Board of Governors, Member)
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, 1992 - Present (T. Linus Hoban Lecture Series Committee, Chairman)
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, 1985 - Present (President)
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Uniontown, PA (Attitude of Jurors)


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1958
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Honors: National Alumni Society Frank J. O'Hara Distinguished Alumni Award, 1987
    Honors: Annual Fund President's Club Chair, 1973

Pro Bono Activities

  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Landmark College, Putney, Vermont, Board of Trustees, Member
  • Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Board Member
  • Endowed Scholarships at Marywood University, the University of Scranton, and Landmark College
  • Partnership with Lackawanna Pro Bono
  • Family to Family Thanksgiving Food Basket Program, Partner and Sponsor
  • University of Scranton’s Schemel Forum Lecture Series, Sponsor
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation, Fellow

Classes and Seminars

  • Problems in Tort Reform, Lackawanna Bar Association Benct Bar Conference, 2003 - Present
  • Tort Law History, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, 2003 - Present
  • Problems in Product Liability Cases/Experts, Lackawanna Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Rules of Civil Procedure, Lackawanna Bar Association, 1998 - Present
  • Slip and Fall Cases/Invitees, Lackawanna Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Pleading and Proving Damages in Personal Injury Cases/Loss of Future Income, Lackawanna Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Common Evidentiary Issues in Personnel Injury Cases/Similar Accidents and Subsequent Repairs, Lackawanna Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Automobile Act, Lackawanna Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • Attitude of Jurors, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Uniontown, PA,, 1996 - Present
  • The Law of Legal Advertising, Widener University & Kings College, 1993 - Present
  • The Law of Legal Advertising, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 - Present
  • Trial Tactics, Dickinson School of Law, 1991 - Present
  • Big Truck Litigation, National Litigation Conference, Vail, Colorado, 1991 - Present
  • Preparing Head Injury Cases, ATLA, New Orleans, 1990 - Present
  • Handling Brain Damage Cases, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Orlando, Florida, 1990 - Present
  • Head Injury Litigation, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Orlando, Florida, 1990 - Present
  • The Bill of Rights Help Needed, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Washington County, 1989 - Present
  • The Bill of Rights Help Needed, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1989 - Present
  • Problem with Discovery, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1989 - Present
  • Techniques in Closing Civil Cases, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1981 - Present
  • Is the Common Law a Foreign Import?, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Judicial Dinner, 1988 - Present
  • Automobile Liability, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1981 - Present
  • Successor Corporate Liability, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1980 - Present
  • Criminal Cases, Change in Strategies, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Acapulco, 1979 - Present
  • New Trends in Criminal Law, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Palm Beach Florida, 1977 - Present
  • Frequent Lecturer, Iroquois Indians


Other Sources of Feedback About Robert W. Munley

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

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  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • The Legal Profession and Community, President's Award, Honor of Outstanding Contributions, 1993 - Present
  • International Society of Barristers, Recognition of Outstanding Personal and Professional Qualities and Distinguished Attainments, Advocate, 1986 - Present
  • Recognition of Outstanding and Dedicated Service, 1985 - Present
  • Recognition of Consistent Dedication to the Enrichment of the Basic Human Values and Interests of All People, Distinguished Citizen Award for the Humanities, 1985 - Present
  • Silver Beaver Award, 1981 - Present
  • "SuperLawyer" Pennsylvania Magazine, 2004 - 2016
  • Lawdragon 500: Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America
  • Named to the Irish Legal 100 by the Irish Voice Newspaper, 2015 - Present

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Office Information


227 Penn Ave. Scranton, PA 18503

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

M-F: 8:00 - 5:00

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