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Joseph P. Hanyon

Workers compensation Attorney at Pocono Summit, PA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as MHK Attorneys

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

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Pennsylvania lawyer Joseph Hanyon has 20 years' experience in vehicle accident and personal injury litigation, including all aspects of first party insurance claims, wage and medical benefits, third party claims, under-insured and uninsured motorist's claims and bad faith claims. A native of Pennsylvania he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1990 and earned his multi-major B.A. from the University of Pittsburg in 1986. He received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 1990. and holds additional licensures in Real Estate and Title Insurance. His experience also includes land use issues, home owner's insurance claims, and construction, general and commercial litigation. He has served as Broker for MF Realty of the Poconos Inc., President and Director, Penn Realty Settlement Services, Inc., and Agent at American Title Insurance Company.  He was recently selected to serve on the Monroe County Conservation District Board of Directors. 

Attorney Hanyon has experience in all types of general and commercial litigation, representation of individual purchasers and large builders in the Pocono Mountains, litigation of estates, property damage, breach of contract, bad faith of insurance companies commercial land use, etc.

Real Estate

In the area of real estate law, Joseph Hanyon has succeeded in the representation of individual and business clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions including sale, purchase, and finance. He offers title insurance services through Penn Realty Settlement Services, Inc.

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MHK Attorneys
2642 Rt. 940
Pocono Summit, PA, 18346
MHK Attorneys
501 New Brodheadsville Blvd N.
Brodheadsville, PA, 18322
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Posted by maria | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
great experience
Joseph helped me with my case. He is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. I am very thankful for his help! I would recommend Joseph to all my friend and family and anyone who is looking for great real estate lawyer. Great experience.
Posted by Scarlett | March 23, 2012
what a wonderful experience
5 years ago a community absorbed my parents home into their jurisdiction. Due to a plumbing issue my parents were forced to install a wastewater drainage pipe in their yard. When the community noticed the construction taking place they immediately phoned them and informed my parents of the impending fines and restitution for violation of community code. I spoke with Attorney Hanyon about my issue and he looked up the documentation of my parents home. Due to the laws governing the home being grandfathered-in, the community was not able to press charges or impose fines on my parents home. Without his help we probably would have gotten bullied into paying the fines and restitution.
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Posted by Jesse | March 23, 2012
An expert in his trade, I couldn't ask for better advice.
A while back I was in a situation where my apartment had a mold issue. The landlord did not want to address the issue, and because I have a small child, I was very concerned. When I visited Attorney Hanyon and brought my problem to his attention, he immediately explained that the landlord is most definitely responsible to amend the infestation or risk being in breach of the agreed lease. After bring up this point, and Attorney Hanyon's name, to my landlord, he immediately addressed the mold issue. After this great experience, I wouldn't go anywhere else for law advice.
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Posted by Henry | June 22, 2011
Never thought I'd use it but Mr. Hanyon is insightful.
Mr. Hanyon is an excellent foresightful, intelligent attorney and he keeps your best interest in mind. He's totally resourceful and is a forward thinker with a true understanding of what you go through during stressful times. Recently I had some business to attend to with Mr. Hanyon. At the conclusion of that business he offered me, at no charge, a "Vehicle Accident Kit", which I politely accepted, never thinking there would be a day where I would need it but nevertheless I left it in the trunk of my car. Well today was that day. Not only did the kit do it's job by making it easy for me to record the accident and take pictures, I'm sure it will help when I go to court because the other driver drove off as a hit and run it. If I need an attorney Mr. Hanyon is the guy for me. He's protected me before the accident and I'm sure he'll protect me after the accident. If you order Mr. Hanyon's book regarding the 10 Biggest Secrets to Winning Your PA Car Accident Case he's sure to send you a "Kit". Also, believe me there is no way to talk on your cell phone whille calling 911 and snapping pictures from that same cell phone. Get the Kit and hire Mr. Hanyon if you need to ...I will!
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Posted by Jon Ostroff | June 1, 2011
One of the top attorneys in northern pa
Joe Hanyon has handled a number of matters for me. In each instance, whether it was a civil matter or a real estate issue, he has been exceptional. Joe has surrounded himself with a team of knowledgeable, experienced employees. They reflect his deep care for his clients. Joe is responsive when I need him to be, and when he commits to an outcome or strategy, he follows it. I would strongly recommend Joe on any civil or real estate matter.
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Posted by George | May 31, 2011
A True Real Estate Expert
I have referred Attorney Hanyon to a number of my mortgage clients. He has proven to be helpful, caring, and more knowledgeable than any attorney I have referred in the past. My clients have all come back to me and thanked me for recommending him and said they would not only use him again, but refer him to their friends, family and colleagues. Thank you Joe for being so dedicated to your profession, and continuing to offer the top-notch service my clients deserve.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2011
Superior Service
I have known Atty. Hanyon for many years. He advises me on many issues and is always willing to listen, understand and recommend a course of action. In talking with him you can quickly ascertain that he is very dedicated to his profession and is exceptionally knowledgeable. I found Atty. Hanyon to be well accessible, sensitive to my needs and concerns and focused on doing what is best for me. Each time I have been impressed with his intellect, his quick grasp of the issues involved, and his strong advocacy for his client's interests. I highly recommend Atty. Hanyon to anyone who is in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2011
Real Estate Law
I would highly recommend Attorney Hanyon for all Real Estate Cases. His knowledge of the real estate laws and all related matters involving real estate, such as title, financing, taxes, appraisals, purchases and sales, both residential and commercial is excellent. I find that he is extremelly hard working and will take all necessary steps to advance the rights of his clients. He is especially good with communications, both with his clients and with all other third parties, namely attorneys, realtors and those connected with a real estate matter or transaction.
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Posted by Jason | May 26, 2011
What a difference
After years of my OLD attorney being man handled be my workmans comp insurance company, I finally found an attorney Who is knowledgeable and had confidence to take the big company head on. Without attorney Hanyon's help my family and I would be out on the street. Big Thanks to MHK
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  • Contingency 60%-90%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Solicitor
  • West End Volunteer Fire Company of Brodheadsville Pa
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • MHK Attorneys
  • 1997 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • New York City Department Of Finance
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Special Zoning Solicitor
  • Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County Pennsylvania
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Sole Practictioner
  • Law Offices Of Joseph P. Hanyon
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Member
  • New York Law School Litigation Clinic
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Leshanki & O'Sullivan
  • 1988 - 1990
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1995
  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Valley View High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1982
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • SPCA
  • $135,000
  • Kids Peace
  • $100,000
  • Heller's Gas
  • $175,000


  • Big Al Carson
  • Partner
  • 2012 - Present
  • Concerned Citizens of Pocono Township
  • Treasurer
  • 2011 - Present
  • West End Little League
  • Manager
  • 2009 - Present
  • West End Fire Company of Brodheadsville, PA
  • Solicitor
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lackawanna Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AVVO "Superb" Rating
  • AVVO The Right Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Notary Public
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • 5.0 Client Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Pocono Choice Award
  • Adam's Outdoor
  • 2007
  • Masters in Trial Advocacy
  • Temple University
  • 1995
  • Licensed To Practice Law
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1990
  • Captain
  • Valley View High Baseball Team
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • PA Workers' Comp Conference
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2012
  • Monroe County Real Estate Conference
  • Real Estate
  • 2012
  • Investorfest
  • Short Sales
  • 2011
  • Estate Talk
  • Wills and Estates
  • 2008
  • M Realty Conference
  • Uniform Planned Community Act
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (17)
Endorse Joseph
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Hanyon is a masterful litigator who will think outside the box to get his clients results. His knowledge of vast areas of the law is a true asset and I have learned a great deal from Attorney Hanyon. I endorse him without question."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I represented a corporation who sued an individual who was eventually represented by Joe. This was a contract suit well on it's way towards a trial. At all stages of the proceedings, from pleadings to depositions, Joe was professional, courteous and a pleasure to deal with. He managed to do this while vehemently defending his client. This case settled following depositions. The settlement was fair to all parties concerned, largely due to Joe's professionalism and competence. Mick Leonard, JD."
Car accident Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"Joe Hanyon has dedicated his career to representing individuals. He has a great reputation as a trial lawyer and gets great results for his clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hanyon is very proficient in many areas of law. I would highly recommend you call him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is growing as an icon in the NEPA legal community. He employs a similar sense of consumer/client education that is unmatched by his peers, and does everything he can to make sure that those who hire him know exactly what is going on in their legal situation. He and the attorneys at his firm are top notch in this regard, and should be considered for any legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hanyon is a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I was impressed with his legal ability immediately after meeting him. I whole-heartedly endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Hanyon is a lawyer truly committed to empowering his clients with the information they need to make the best legal decisions for themselves and their families. I have practiced law for almost 30 years and rarely do you see in my profession an attorney so dedicated consumer education. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and if you’re in Pennsylvania he simply the best attorney to contact. Get his great books - they are a must read for every consumer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Joseph Hanyon for almost 15 years. Joe and I went to New York Law School together. He has always been smart, ethical, enthusiastic, and a fighter for what he believes in. I would recommend Joe without any reservation."
Business Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Joe for a couple of years and through my work with him I am impressed with his legal knowledge, business savvy and creativity that substantially benefits his business clients. In addition to providing top notch legal advice, Joe makes it a point to educate his clients so that they are left with a clear understanding of their business legal affairs. Probably the best compliment I could give Joe is that I would not hesitate is utilizing Joe as my legal counsel for all of my own business related questions."
General practice Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Joe Hanyon for 20 years. I have yet to meet a more dedicated and zealous advocate for his clients. With Joe Hanyon as your attorney, you can rest assured that he will fight for your rights and leave no stone unturned to get the results that you deserve."
Real estate Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known and worked with Attorney Hanyon for 9 years. I am extremely impressed with the breadth of his knowledge in various areas of the law and the amount of information he provides to his clients. In a results oriented business, Attorney Hanyon's clients come first. I highly recommend Attorney Hanyon."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hanyon has an extensive history of helping his clients to win their cases. Regardless whether your case concerns: Workers Compensation, Auto Accidents, or Family Law - Attorney Hanyon is a knowledgeable and hard-working lawyer that always reach the highest potential outcome for his clients. I recommend attorney Hanyon to anyone seeking a; strong opponent to their insurance company, or a dedicated specialist in family law."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"If your looking for an honest, hard working and totally trustworthy attorney who will care about you and your family and how all of you are doing, then Joe is your man. Smart--He has a Master's in Law for Trial Advocacy which less than 1/2 of !% of all lawyers possess. Skilled ? His record speaks for itself.Tough? He can be mean as a snake--If he has to.Joe is the type of person you will be proud to have represent you."
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Pocono Summit Workers compensation Lawyer Joseph P. Hanyon
Joseph P. Hanyon
Workers compensation Attorney
Pocono Summit, PA
Licensed for 33 years