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Daniel F. Monahan

Personal injury Attorney at Malvern, PA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1978
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    As a trained and experienced personal injury trial attorney, I have presented cases before juries throughout the Philadelphia and surburban Courts and the Federal District Court in Philadelphia. I am a Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy, the forerunner to the Temple Law School's Masters in Trial Advocacy and have been Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the only Board sanctioned by the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

    46 years, 500 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    In my first job out of law school, I handled workers' compensation defense cases with PMA Insurance Company and several Philadelphia Insurance Defense law firms. In 1987, I started my own practice representing injured workers throughout Pennsylvania. I have been recognized as a Top Lawyer in this field.

    46 years, 2,000 cases

I think my ability to work with a variety of individuals is the result of many of life's experiences, not merely as a lawyer for the past 38 years, but as a husband, father of three, and now grandfather of one (june 16, 2015), my relationship with my extended family and network of friends I have met over the years, many of whom I have known since I was in grade school.


I also think that work that I did during summer vacations starting when I was 15 years old introdcued me to all kinds of people.  Starting when I worked as a cashier at a fast food chain, a newspaper distributing company from midnight to eight every Sunday morning throughout high school, as a merchant seaman for several summer and winter vacations during college for the SunOil Transport Company and lastly as a bartender for the DuPont Country Club and Hotel gave me experiences that you just can't learn in school.


Relating to people on an individual level is what I like most about the law practice I have which gives me great pleasure when I am able to truly make someone's life better after tragic accidents.


Monahan Law Practice, P.C.
7 Great Valley Parkway
Suite 290
Malvern, PA, 19355

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Posted by Joseph | April 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Outstanding Advocate
Dan Monahan was the first lawyer I ever needed in my life. And, while the circumstances for requiring his representation were unpleasant, and at times challenging, Dan was a steadfast and reassuring presence throughout my experience. I would not have wanted anyone one else as my advocate. He was the consummate professional throughout my experience; his dedication to my case was the apparent factor in a very successful outcome. Many times during the course of the proceedings in which Dan represented me, I was unsure, or anxious, or had questions. His prompt replies gave me a great sense of comfort; as he always addressed my concerns with care, experienced insight, and a reassuring tone which made more difference to me than he probably knew. I can't thank him enough.
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Posted by Patti | August 11, 2015
Great Worker's Compensation Attorney
I engaged Dan to represent me with respect to a Worker's Compensation Claim. He did a tremendous job and knows that area of law as well as anyone. He was professional and courteous at all times. We had a good outcome.
Posted by Dennis | August 10, 2015
Review of Daniel Monahan
Dan Monahan is an outstanding lawyer whose litigation and legal skills are magnificent. His analysis of a case is excellent, his negotiating skills are wonderful, and his ability to bring a matter to resolution is outstanding. I have been very satisfied with Dan's work and would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2015
Premises Liability
Dan has been very thorough during each step of the process. He is professional and maintains constant follow-ups so that I was fully informed each step of the way. I highly recommend Dan Monahan.
Posted by Anthony | July 31, 2015
Workers comp claim
Dan Monahan is presently representing me on a workers comp claim. I fell while on my job and tore my rotator cuff in my right shoulder, and received surgery. Dan arranged for maximum weekly payments, and is in the process of a settlement. Dan is definitely the man to have representing you! He's the best!
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Dan Monahan was recommended to me by a friend after I was seriously injured in a car accident. Mr. Monahan was very responsive to my inquiries, and he kept me advised of what to expect all along the way. He was able to settle my case prior to trial, and I am extremely satisfied with the results he was able to negotiate on my behalf. I would most definitely refer Mr. Monahan to anyone I know.
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Posted by Andrew | June 1, 2015
Workers Comp Injury
I was seriously injured in a trucking accident to which I have never fully recovered from to this day. I was referred to Mr Monahan by my prior lawyer who thought the case was beyond his abilities and expertise. From the moment I met Mr Monahan he fought to get what was rightfully mine from the insurance compamies and did not let them push me around. I am sure I would have never gotten near the settlement I received had I stuck with my other lawyer. I have sent may of my friends to seek counsel from his firm and I also continue to use his firm in the many ways as the occasion warrants. He still even keeps in contact with me just to make sure I am doing OK I think that says a lot about what a good man he is, not just the great lawyer he is.
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Posted by Lorraine | May 13, 2015
A down-to -earth lawyer
Months after my son's auto accident, it became clear that he would have some lasting effects. Dan came highly recommended and it was the smartest decision we could have made. Dan was easy to talk to and made us feel at ease. He explained the process and fully prepared us for the experience which was often stressful. Dan was patient, understanding, and always accessible. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan Monahan to family and friends.
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Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2014
Daniel f. Monahan
Dan has been supportive, open and forthright with my case. He has been a leading advocate fighting for the protection of children. I would highly recommend his services.
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  • Contingency 35%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Monahan Law Practice, P.C.
  • 1987 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sweeney Sheehan
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Associate
  • Krusen Evans and Byrne
  • 1980 - 1985
  • Staff Attorney
  • PMA Insurance Company
  • 1979 - 1980
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  • Villanova University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2000
  • Academy of Advocacy
  • Fellow of the Academy
  • 1987
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Clergy Sexual Abuse
  • $500,000 settlement
  • Clergy Sexual Abuse Settlement
  • $700,000 settlement
  • Chester County Auto Accident
  • $650,000
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  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyer in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2007


  • Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • The Use of Pseudonyms in Civil Suits Over Sexual Abuse
  • 2015
  • Consumer Guide to Pennsylvania's Confusing Auto Insurance Laws
  • Pennsylvania Auto Insurance Laws
  • 2006
  • Consumer Guide to Pennsylvania's Confusing Work Related Injury and Workers' Compensation Claims
  • Work Related Injuries
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (30)
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan provides superior service to his clients and is a respected opponent who aggressively and attentively represents his clients in all litigation forums. He is respected by members of the bar and judiciary."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Excellent litigator. Stands up for his clients rights. A true professional. I highly recommend Dan."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several cases to him and he has done an excellent job handling all of them."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. He is: Sharp...Ethical...Professional...Thorough...Logical."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a very good trial lawyer, and cares greatly about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an experienced and agressive workers' compensation and personal injury attorney. I have the utmost respect for him. He is a tireless lawyer who aggressively pursues justice on behalf of his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for many years and would recommend him highly."
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