James Christopher "Christopher" Munley

James Christopher "Christopher" Munley

Munley Law

Recognized since 2012

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
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James Christopher Munley is an award-winning plaintiffs’ lawyer who has dedicated his career to fighting for accident victims and their families. As a board-certified civil trial advocate, Chris is widely regarded across the United States as a leading personal injury attorney. Chris has zealously represented thousands of truck collision, car crash, medical malpractice, and other catastrophic accident victims, winning millions for his clients.

A champion of workers’ rights, Chris was recognized as the workers’ compensation Lawyer of the Year, and has been named to the lists of Best Lawyers in America, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania.

In 2008, Chris founded ATLAS Lawyers, a series of legal seminars that bring together talented, innovative experts from across the country to share their ideas on how to market and manage a thriving 21st-century law firm.

Outside of his contributions in courtrooms and negotiation rooms across the United States, Chris is dedicated to improving local Pennsylvania communities. He serves as the chairman of Lackawanna County’s PNC Field, which is home to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders (a New York Yankees AAA Affiliate), the President of the Scranton Club, and a board member for the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the Girl Scouts of America. In addition, he regularly speaks at senior community centers on relevant safety topics.

Chris and his wife Dr. Maria Yager Munley are the proud parents of two children.


  • 227 Penn Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18503


  • Catholic University of America, B.A., graduated 1990
  • Oklahoma City University, J.D., graduated 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • Lackawanna Bar Association - Member
  • Luzerne County Bar Association - Member
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice - Board of Governors
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association - Member
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania - Member

Munley Law
Headquarters: Scranton, Pennsylvania

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants, Allentown (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocates
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” since 2012
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” for Workers’ Compensation-Claimants by Best Lawyers, 2016
  • AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to the Irish Legal 100
  • Named to Top 100 Trial Lawyers in PA by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association, Top 25
  • Super Lawyer 2005-present

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It’s your money and they want it now!

"We all have seen the hard-hitting television commercials decrying: “It’s your money and you want it now!” These get-your-cash now ads, while seemingly helpful to those experiencing financial hardship, prey on individuals who have money in structured settlements."

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