Munley Law Partner Marion Munley to Be First Woman in the Country to Chair the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group

Munley
Law, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, announced
that Partner Marion
Munley will be the first woman in the country to Chair the American
Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group. Munley, a
board-certified personal injury lawyer and passionate advocate for
victims’ rights who specializes in commercial truck accident and product
liability cases, was appointed as Chair at the 2018
AAJ Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. Munley will serve in the
position for one year.

The AAJ works to promote a fair and effective justice system while
supporting the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any
person, who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others, can
obtain justice in America’s courtrooms – even when taking on the most
powerful interests.

“In a field traditionally dominated by men, Marion Munley has
established a national reputation as a titan of trucking litigation,”
said Peter Kestner of Crawford & Kestner, outgoing chair of the AAJ
Trucking Litigation Group. “For the last three decades, Marion has
fought for individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic
injuries and devastating loss in accidents involving commercial trucks
and tractor trailers. Over the course of her career, she’s won millions
of dollars for victims and their families while helping shape new laws
to make our roadways safer. We are honored that Marion has agreed to
serve as Chair and our members are thrilled to benefit from her national
expertise.”

“I am honored to be the first woman elected to this position,” said
Partner Marion Munley, Munley Law. “AAJ Trucking Litigation Group is a
critical resource for attorneys battling the overwhelming resources of
corporate counsel. By providing access to years of data and expertise,
we will empower more attorneys around the country who are fighting for
their clients and against powerful interests with deep pockets.”

Each year, truck collisions account for more than 140,000
reported injuries requiring medical treatment away from the scene.
Collisions involving truckers cause an average of 5,000 deaths every
year. It is estimated that more people die in collisions with trucks
than in collisions in planes, trains, ships, and buses combined. Causes
of these collisions include excessive truck speed; poor driving;
improperly loaded cargo; driver fatigue; equipment defects; truck design
defects; and poor signing, maintenance, or roadway repair.

Members of the Trucking Litigation Group handle cases involving
motor-carrier and owner-operator liability. The Group provides members
the tools and resources necessary to successfully litigate their
trucking cases. Group members network and discuss legal cases and
strategies on the group’s plaintiff-only list server and at regular
meetings, including AAJ Conventions and Education seminars on trucking
cases.

Munley has devoted a significant portion of her practice to cases
involving commercial trucks and tractor trailers. She has successfully
represented hundreds of individuals and families who have suffered from
serious truck accidents. Earlier this year, she reached an $8
million settlement for the family of a 27-year-old Marine who was
killed in a truck accident in 2015. Munley frequently travels throughout
the United States to share her experience and knowledge of this special
practice area.

About
Munley Law

The team at Munley Law maintains the highest standard of excellence in
the protection of individual rights to personal injury clients through
extensive resources and experience. Munley’s expert accident lawyers
have been listed among the Best
Lawyers in America, named Best Lawyers by US
New & World Report, Super
Lawyers, and are proud members of the Multi
Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocates forums. Every lawyer at
Munley Law has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
The law firm has several convenient office locations throughout
northeastern Pennsylvania, the Pocono region and Philadelphia, PA.

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