Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin announced that Leo A. Bohanski and William J. McPartland have been elected shareholders of the firm. Both attorneys are located in the firm’s Scranton office. Mr. Bohanski joined the firm’s Casualty Department in 2004, and focuses his practice on motor vehicle liability, premises liability, general liability and first party medical benefits disputes. He is a member of the Lackawanna County and Monroe County Bar Associations as well as the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania. He additionally is a member of the Minority Bar Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Mr. McPartland, who joined the firm in 2007, focuses his practice primarily on school claims and special education law. A member of the firm’s Casualty Department, he is also experienced in the defense of general liability matters involving automobile accidents, premises liability claims, and special investigation matters including arson and insurance fraud. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Marion K. Munley, a partner in the Munley Law firm and nationally renowned speaker in the area of trucking litigation and trial practice, recently presented before groups of her peers at conventions and conferences in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Kentucky. Munley spoke before members of the Kentucky Justice Association in Louisville, at a recent conference, which focused on Litigating Truck Wreck Cases. Munley’s presentation was entitled “Corporations are People too, My Friend” and “They Have to Chat with You: Obtaining Discovery from Tractor Trailer Companies.” Munley also presented at the American Association for Justice annual convention in San Francisco, which featured educational programs for plaintiff lawyers with a national focus. Her topic at the convention was Initial Intake and Investigation. Earlier this month, she presented at 360 Advocacy Institute’s conference on “How to Win Trucking Cases 2013, “which was held in Las Vegas, Nev. Munley’s topic at that conference was “Night Time Collisions – Conspicuity and Overdriving Headlights.” Also, Atty. Caroline Munley, managing partner of Munley Law, has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 for The National Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state who are younger than the age of 40. Membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyer practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process, which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
O’Donnell Law Offices
Kingston attorney Neil T. O’Donnell of O’Donnell Law Offices, recently served as a faculty member at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI) 20th Annual Auto Law Update. Attendees heard presentations on methods to gain a successful outcome for auto cases, new issues affecting limited tort cases and the best strategies for bad faith lawsuits. O’Donnell devotes his practice to personal injury claims arising from truck collisions, medical negligence, product liability and workers compensation. He has held leadership positions in both regional and state legal communities, including the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. O’Donnell has been recognized as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2007-2013. O’Donnell has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 and the 2013 edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Mark T. Perry, founding partner of the Perry Law Firm, announced that Mary Montoro is now an associate with the firm. Montoro has been with Perry Law since 2007, starting her career as a paralegal and assisting attorneys in preparing for trial, drafting pleadings and discovery responses, and coordination of witnesses and exhibits. She was admitted to both the Pennsylvania Bar and the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania in 2013. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lackawanna County Bar Association.
Powell Law’s free legal representation of needy clients was recognized once again when the Lackawanna Bar Association and Lackawanna Pro Bono, Inc. presented the firm with its Equal Access to Justice Award last month at the bar association’s annual dinner and meeting at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. The award acknowledges the firm’s 100 percent participation in Lackawanna Pro Bono in 2013. While many individual attorneys are recognized every year for their pro bono work, Powell Law was the first law firm ever to be recognized with the Equal Access to Justice Award and has received the award nine times in recent years.Each of the firm’s five attorneys — James J. Powell III, Christopher T. Powell Jr., Mark Powell, Bruce S. Zero and James F. Mundy — accepted pro bono cases in 2013, enabling indigent members of the community to obtain legal representation free of charge. In addition to receiving the local award, Powell Law has been among a handful of firms to consistently receive the annual Pro Bono Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Two of the firm’s attorneys, James Powell and Christopher Powell, were honored with individual Pro Bono Awards from the PBA in 2004.