James Christopher Munley - Munley Law

James Christopher Munley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Areas of Practice: Personal Injury Litigation
Years in Practice: 20
Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV® PreeminentTM  4.9 / 5.0

Email: cmunley@munley.com  |   Phone: 844-525-4117

Christopher has represented over a thousand individuals and their families in personal injury cases.  If you want an attorney who will stand with you and fight for you, call Christopher today for a consultation.

  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America”
  • Board Certified Trial Specialist for the National Board of Trial Advocates
  • Super Lawyer 2005-2014

Christopher’s Education…

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, OK, Juris Doctor, 1994
  • Colegio Mayor La Concepcion – Valencia, Spain
  • Catholic University of America Washington, DC , BA, 1990

Christopher’s Professional Affiliations…

  • US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna and Luzerne County Bar Associations
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • Former Member of Young Lawyers Division Lackawanna Bar Association

What Christopher is also proud of…

  • Gerry Spence Regional Trial Lawyers College 2002
  • Executive Education Certificate, The Ultimate in Trial Advocacy, Harvard University
  • Lackawanna Bar Association Committee Assignments – Fee Dispute Committee, Nominating Committee, Golf Outing Committee
  • Spoke on Importance of collection and preservation of evidence in civil cases
  • Moderator, Lackawanna County Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1998 Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Council for Community Affairs, Annual Meeting January 2001
  • Founded a national Legal Marketing and Management seminar series ATLAS Lawyers to provide both Legal Marketing and Practice Management advice to small to mid-sized law firms. Past Seminars:
    • February 2008, Palm Brach Gardens, FL
    • September 2008, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
    • March 2009, The Buena Vista Palace, Disneyworld, FL
    • February 2010, Naples Grand, Naples, FL
    • March 2011, Naples Grand, Naples, FL
    • October 2011, Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton, PA
    • October 2012, The W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • April 2013, The Washington Marriott, Washington, D.C.
    • September 2013, The W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Christopher’s Family & Community…

  • Vice Chairman, Lackawanna County Multi-Purpose Stadium Authority Owner of the New York Yankees AAA Affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
  • President, Board of Directors, The Scranton Club
  • Member, Jeffrey M. Davis Scholarship Award Committee
  • Board of Directors, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter Girl Scouts of America
  • Speaker at Regional Senior Centers on “Identity Theft” on how to avoid becoming a victim and steps to take if you discover your identity has been stolen
  • Speaker at Regional Senior Centers on the topic “Preparing for Surgery”
  • Christopher is married to Dr. Maria Yager Munley and is the proud father of two children


Catholic University of AmericaBA 1990Oklahoma City UniversityJ.D. 1994
US District Court for the Middle District of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Bar AssociationPennsylvania Association for JusticeAmerican Association for JusticeNortheastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationPennsylvania Association for Justice, Board of GovernorsLackawanna Bar AssociationLuzerne County Bar Association

Office Location

Forum Plaza
227 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants of the Allentown Metro Area
James Christopher Munley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Other Information

Gender: Male