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Robert J. Munley

Criminal defense Attorney at Peckville, PA

4.9   107 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Atty. Munley regularly represent clients charged with drug related crimes, all sex crimes, theft related offenses, and computer crimes. Competent representation of clients in sex cases required advanced knowledge of Megan's Law and SORNA regulations

  2. Personal injury
    15%

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Approximately 50% of the cases Atty. Munley handles are DUI cases, representing drivers with their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd offense DUI. Atty. Munley represents drivers in the ARD program, and also in suppression hearings and jury trials.

  4. Violent crime
    10%
    Atty. Munley routinely represent clients charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats. Many of the cases involve weapons. These cases require comprehensive knowledge of the crimes code and weapon enhancements.

  5. Drug Crime
    5%

  6. Expungement
    5%

  7. Sex crime
    5%

CALL FOR A FREE EVALUATION OF YOUR CASE BY ATTY. BOB MUNLEY, CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL ATTORNEY

I'm Attorney Bob Munley.  My practice is devoted exclusively to criminal defense, primarily in Lackawanna and Monroe Counties, although I will consider accepting cases in Luzerne, Wayne, Susquehanna, Pike and Wyoming Counties.  I have offices in Peckville (near Scranton) and Stroudsburg.  I regularly meet clients on Saturdays and Sundays. 

I am a Board Certified Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and have represented thousands of clients in my 20 years of practice. I've represented clients in jury trials in all counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

My goals for my clients are always to avoid incarceration and protect their records to the extent possible. A large portion of my practice is clients who I have represented in the past or people who have been referred by old clients. I take great pride in charging fair and affordable legal fees.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, I invite you to call me for a free case evaluation. I will do my best to evaluate your case and explain your options in easy to understand terms.  

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2018 + 4 ...

Location

Robert J. Munley & Associates
1522 Pennsylvania Ave
Peckville, PA, 18452-2052
Robert J Munley & Associates
27 N 6th street
Stroudsburg, PA, 18360
Robert J Munley & Associates
538 Spruce St.
Scranton, PA, 18503
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  107 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sharon | February 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazingly awesome
Attorney Munley went above and beyond to provide the best possible defense for my case. He personally returned each and every call that I made to him and kept me informed every step of the way. He has a very calming voice and is extremely knowledgeable. Attorney Munley told me exactly what was going to happen and that’s exactly how my case went. He was up front with me. He is fair and very reasonably priced! I would highly recommend Attorney Munley. I felt like I was his priority every time I called his office or spoke with him!!! Thank you, Attorney Munley, for going above and beyond and making me feel at ease during this very stressful time. Thank you for making me feel like I was a priority!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
I hired Bob to defend me in a DUI case. This was my first time dealing with the legal system and Bob explained everything in terms I would understand which helped calm my anxiety in dealing with an unfamiliar situtation. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney in terms of case outcome and communication while he handled my case. He was excellent.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER LAWYER THAN ROBERT!
Robert Munley is not only an excellent lawyer, he actually cares about you as person. my case was very embarrasing because I was under the influence and caused harm to someone else. this resulted in a simple assault charge. he worked well with the DA and Judges to make a deal that didn't include jail time. I can't thank him enough for his time, care and concern. I am 100% certain that HE IS THE BEST AROUND! thank you again Bob for everything you did for me. I will see you in a year to see if we can get them to drop the probation early. thanks for believing in me when I didn't even believe in myself. <3
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good job
Bob was very optimistic from the time I first met him through the day we went in front of the judge. He was always on time for our court dates, professional, and kind. If he did not answer the phone, or had to take a message from his secretary, he was very prompt getting back to me if I had any concerns or questions for him. He was able to get me from a tier 3 DUI to a tier 2, which may not sound like it, but it is a big deal. The judge, in my opinion, was a little snotty, but Bob did his best with her. I am grateful for all his help throughout this ordeal.
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Posted by Alexandra | October 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever - Kind, Understanding, With you every step
Chose Bob after meeting w/ a few other lawyers. Bob not only charged me a fair amount, he was kind, compassionate, and with me every step of the way. He filed everything quickly and got me through the PA ARD program fast, affordable, and was always there for me. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Bob. He was amazing. He listened to me and walked me through everything so I never had to question what I needed to do. He always answered my calls, called me right back, and responded to my emails. I am so grateful and will recommend his service to anyone. Thank you Bob!
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Posted by Nelson | August 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI defense
I really needed a lawyer to help me get through a DUI case and had researched a bunch of lawyers to help me through it and Robert was a clear choice. When I met with Robert he was very understanding and straightforward- explaining the whole process from beginning to end and answering any questions I had. Him and his assistant worked diligently and were able to get me ARD. They are very attentive and answer emails and phone calls very quickly and always seem to go above and beyond. Definitely a team worth trusting.
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Posted by Robert. A | May 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI 2023
I would refer anyone to this Lawyer. He is completely upfront and honest about the case. He reaches out to probation to keep them aware, He reaches out and negotiates favorable outcomes with prosecutors. I will never be in this situation again but should I need legal representation or advice for any other situations in the future, he will be the first person I call.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Mr. Munley is an excellent attorney. He was very professional and knowledgeable. We felt that he had full knowledge of the case and was clear in the possibilities. He is trustworthy and we would definitely recommend him to anyone needed a lawyer. Thank You Mr. Munley!!!
Posted by Deliah | December 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a criminal lawyer very caring he walked me through everything and reassured me so many times I was okay I had two cases and serious charges he got them all down to misdemeanors and im only doing 3years probation I was facing years in jail but he got me probation
Posted by Philip | December 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best you can get!!
I had the pleasure of working with Robert over the past few months and I could not be more pleased with the results. Mr. Munley is an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who is able to craft creative solutions to complex legal issues. Robert is always prepared, organized and incredibly responsive to any inquiries. In addition to being an amazing lawyer, he is also an incredibly kind and caring person who always puts their clients first. He made me feel at ease anytime I spoke with him which had a huge impact on me. I highly recommend Robert Munley to anyone who needs legal help!
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Posted by Molly | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal lawyer
Robert J Munley helped me get out of a bit so proud legal situation I was in. I was arrested for assault on my violent ex. I explained if this charges sticks I’ll lose my job and I’m a single mother . He walked me through a few ways court might turn out but told me he’s right to dismiss it . Turns out, without even having to step before a judge, except to sign some paperwork, he got the charges dropped . Thank you so much Mr. munley ! You won’t be disappointed if you hire him!
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Posted by John | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal
Bob handled my case with grace and helped me so much along the way. He was there every step of the way with any questions I had. Bob knows his stuff and has a great relationship with a lot of the DAs and Judges in our area. I would recommend Bobs service in a heartbeat. He truly cares about his clients.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI charge
I would highly recommend Bob Munley to be your lawyer. He was recommended to me through a friend and I was not disappointed in any way, shape or form. Bob went over & beyond helping me in anyway he could. He is a very caring, thoughtful, & just a great guy who had my best interest at heart. He definitely knows how to do his job & does it so well! He will go the full length for you! Things could have gone in a completely different direction, but with Bob’s help & expertise in his field, he got the bare minimum penalty for a DUI. He is the best lawyer I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing! Thank you Bob Munley
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!!
I hired Mr. Munley for my dui charge and he was on top of everything! He made the entire process smooth and answered every question I had. Amazing lawyer with an amazing team! Highly recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Compassionate, & Results Driven Attorney
Bob Munley is the kind of attorney you want by your side as your representation when you are facing legal troubles. I was facing a first time DUI, and truly thought the life and career path I had worked so hard for was in jeopardy. In my consultation, Bob immediately eased my high levels of anxiety, and presented what would likely be my possible scenarios moving forward. He recognized my fears immediately, and addressed them. Although the pandemic caused the court system to move slowly, Bob did not waiver in his level of support. When my charges arrived, Bob immediately got to work with his wonderful team of associates and administrative support to provide me everything I needed to do. Bob was able to successfully get me into the ARD program, and ultimately got me an expungement upon my completion of ARD. Throughout our work together he displayed compassion for my situation, treated me like a human being who made a mistake, and supported me on the uphill journey to expungement. I will forever recommend his services.
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Posted by Rebecca | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCEPTIONAL ATTORNEY
I hired Mr. Munley on 2 occasions for DUI charges. Immediately after I called and left a message, he returned the phone call and answered every question I had. He put me at ease answering many phone calls, emails and panic attacks regarding my case. He presented 2 scenarios which would happen and explained everything thoroughly. The results were exactly as he had anticipated and I felt Bob handled everything perfectly. His calm and warm demeanor along with his history as an attorney is above par. His knowledge and professionalism as a lawyer regarding DUI were exceptional. Hands down the BEST choice for a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
Being my first DUI with very little knowledge of the process and outcome, Attorney Munley has explained everything to me with ease while providing comfort which really helped. My case was unique but Attny. Munley has really went to bat for me which resulted in being granted ARD then to expungement.I can’t say thank you enough!
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would definitely recommend
Attorney Munley did everything I could want and more. Facing a minimum of a year he got the case thrown out and everything handled faster than I could have imagining. Communication was excellent. If you need an attorney do not hesitate to reach out to attorney munley. I’m very appreciative of everything he’s done and would recommend him 1000 times over.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Munley is the best!
My wife and I thought we were heading for jail but not only did we not see any jail time, he got us on the ARD program which will totally expunge our records! We highly recommend him. Mr Munley really cares about his clients. Dont hesitate to call him, he will get the job done!
Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Attorney Munley defended me after I was falsely accused of simple assault. He was non-judgmental, attentive and realistic when it came to my case. He worked with me for a little over a year, and was very thorough when gathering evidence and conducting his interrogation. It is because of him that I was found NOT GUILTY. I could have not asked for a better attorney. Thank you Bob for helping me get my life back!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner
  • Atty. Robert J. Munley
  • 1996 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Lackawanna County Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 2005

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Marywood University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1990
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. SH
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Lackawanna County Bar Association, Criminal Rules Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • LackawannaBar Associations
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Penna. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Criminal Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2003
  • Death Penalty Certified
  • Penna. Supreme Court
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Dynamic Use of Closing Arguments
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • The Criminal Defense Trial From Start To Finish
  • Dynamic Use of Closing Arguments
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (14)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Munley is an experienced and diligent lawyer. Whenever I see him in court he is fully prepared and has detailed information about his client to argue to their benefit. Many lawyers know the law, but it is clear that Attorney Munley also truly cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a fantastic lawyer and an even better person. When I first started he always had the time to answer any and all of my questions about my cases and was an enormous role model for me. He was a major positive influence upon me and I would not be the attorney I am today without his guidance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob Is a fantastic criminal lawyer in both Monroe and Lackawanna County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Munley is known throughout the Northeastern Pennsylvania legal Community for both competence in his practice area and diligence in getting matters handled effectively. He carefully safeguards his clients interests throughout a proceeding and achieves successful results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney! Competent, diligent, and ethical."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Attorney Munley. He is widely known throughout the legal community, lawyers and Judges alike as a master in his field. He is one of the few "true Certified Criminal Trial Specialists" and highly experienced in the courtroom. Over the course of many years, I personally witnessed many other defense attorneys seek out his guidance and opinions on cases of their own and have seen the highly favorable outcomes his representation provides for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is a fantastic attorney who works very hard and achieves fantastic results for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Munley is an excellent criminal defense attorney. Any time I have had a client with any level of criminal trouble, I refer them to Attorney Munley without hesitation. He is skilled in all levels of criminal defense work and has helped my clients in all of Northeast Pennsylvania including Lackawanna, Pike, Monroe, and Wyoming Counties and beyond."
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Peckville Criminal defense Lawyer Robert J. Munley
Robert J. Munley
Criminal defense Attorney
Peckville, PA
Licensed for 27 years
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