Marion Munley Re-elected to Executive Committee of the American Association for Justice

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At its annual convention this month, Marion Munley was re-elected to the Executive Committee of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for the 2021-2022 year. In addition, she received two awards in recognition of her service to AAJ.

AAJ “is a broad-based, international coalition of attorneys, law professors, paralegals, and law students which promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. With members worldwide, and a network of U.S. and Canadian affiliates involved in diverse areas of trial advocacy, AAJ provides lawyers with the information and professional assistance needed to serve clients successfully and protect the democratic values inherent in the civil justice system.”

Marion received the Distinguished Service award which recognizes members of AAJ Board of Governors who, during the past year, have been of special assistance to the President of the Association. She also earned the Above and Beyond Award which honors AAJ members who have made exceptional contributions to sustain and strengthen the organization.

A champion of victims’ rights and the civil justice system, Marion is known for her compassionate approach to representing the catastrophically injured and her tireless devotion to her clients and their families. Triple Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial, Civil Practice, and Truck Law, Marion has earned an AV-Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell, the industry’s highest ethical and client satisfaction rating.

Marion has long been active and committed to helping the AAJ. In 2018, she became the first woman to become Chair of the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group. She is also a past chair of the AAJ’s Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. Marion is the second woman in Pennsylvania to become Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Among her other professional affiliations are the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Society of Barristers, and the Summit Council.

Named to the Best Lawyers in America list by Best Lawyers since 2012, Marion was named “Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury – Plaintiffs” for the Allentown Metro Area in 2021. Marion has also been selected to the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the last 15 years and has been consistently recognized as one of the “top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania” in Super Lawyers Magazine. A graduate of Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1986), Marion received her undergraduate degree from Scranton University in 1983.