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James V. Monaghan

Workers compensation Attorney at Norristown, PA

5.0   30 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    80%
    I am an certified workers compensation attorney representing injured workers. I have successfully litigated hundreds of cases. I regularly speak to both community groups and bar associations in this area.

    31 years

  2. Personal injury
    15%
    I handle negligence actions involving automobiles, slip/falls, defective products and medical malpractice.

    31 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    3%
    I represent individuals filing Chapter 7. I can help you get your debt under control.

    31 years

  4. General practice
    2%
    I handle a variety of miscellaneous legal matters. If I do not handle something I have a network attorneys that I refer to.

I VIGOROUSLY DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF INJURED WORKERS AND OTHERS INJURED DUE TO SOMEONE ELSE'S NEGLIGENCE.

After practicing law at a 10 attorney firm for nearly 20 years, I decided that if I wanted a true ownership interest in my practice I would need to go out on my own.  I started my solo practice in 2013 and I have never looked back.  My practice primarily involves workers compensation and I am certified as a specialist in that area by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  I also handle personal injury and bankruptcy matters.  While I am more than willing and able to litigate any issue, what sets me apart from other attorneys is my ability to successfully mediate an issue to a conclusion.  I have a knack for convincing the other side that a particular resolution is in their best interests.  In that way, the matter is settled in a cost efficient manner for my client and achieves the goals they have set forth. 

Although I am a solo attorney I have a remarkable assistant that works with me on every case. We have worked together for over a quarter century.  I am unique among many of my peers in that when you hire me, that is what you get. I do the initial intake and handle all aspects of your case. When you go to court I will be at your side.    You will have my cell phone available to you 24/7. 

My primary office location is in Montgomery County and I am able to provide services statewide.  The majority of my clients are located in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Berks Lehigh and Philadelphia counties.  However, in order to serve a growing need in the northeast part of the state, I opened up a satelite location in Monroe County.  The Pocono office will address the needs of clients in Monroe, Carbon, Northampton, Luzerne, Lakawanna, Wayne, Pike, Wyoming and Susquehanna counties.  I am available for office consultations as well as home and virtual visits regardless of where in Pennsylvania you are located.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2012
Client's Choice
2020 2012
Top Contributor 2013,2012
Top Contributor
2013 2012

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Pennsylvania Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Licensed for 31 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact James

Law Office of James V. Monaghan
Law Offices of James V. Monaghan
P.O. Box 684
Pocono Lake, PA, 18347-0661
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
James received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by Joe | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finest attorney around
Jim is the only attorney I will ever use. His knowledge is second to none. He has not only helped me but I also referred a friend who was able to get a large settlement thanks to Jim.
Response from James Monaghan November 6, 2020
Thank you so much. It really means a lot to me.
Posted by Mike | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Workers Compensation Attorney
Jim was with me from start to finish in my workers compensation claim against the national company that I worked for. I was with the company for 44 years before the injury happened and he was right by my side making sure that the company and their insurance company continued to provide me with my benefit until the claim came to a final and satisfactory conclusion. I would highly recommend Jim as a true workers compensation attorney that will fight for you and your rights under the worker compensation law.
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Response from James Monaghan November 4, 2020
Mike you were a treasure as a client. Your trust in me made it easy to fight hard for your rights. So happy to have represented you. Thanks for the wonderful review.
Posted by Jeff | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Expierence
JIm is an exceptional lawyer who guides you through each step of your case, calms all "nerves", by preparing you on all levels of what to expect. Truly an education for a lay person who has never been in one of these "Life's situations". Always available, he comes highly recommended by this couple, with a successful outcome in our case.
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Posted by Trisha | January 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
James was extremely knowledgeable and professional he got me the money I deserved from a workers compensation claim . I'm extremely thankful for his help and work
Posted by Ralph Lynch | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Workman's Lawyer Mr. JAMES V. MONAGHAN
From The start Mr. Monaghan got my workman's comp case weekly pay benefits Increaseed made sure all Medical Bills were paid. Also walked me Through and made sure I Understood everything. Work very hard on this case I highly Recommend Mr. James V. Monaghan.
Response from James Monaghan September 2, 2022
Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed representing you and I appreciated your trust in my advice.
Posted by Erica | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good and honest lawyer .
I highly recommend him.he is professional,honest.he is always there for the client,answering all my questions .james;.thanks for all hard work.God bless you!.
Posted by Denise | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasant experience during trying times
During my time with James Monaghan he was a constant source of comfort. Often performing extraneous duties in addition to those that would be anticipated. It was a privilege to spend this time with him.
Posted by Tom | November 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Jim is great. Handled our bankruptcy and never once made us feel negatively about it in any way. If you don't think that is important then think again. What a result ! We were able to breathe fresh air and a sigh of relief. A freedom of sorts. A new start, which is what it is supposed to be about and it was. Didn't take long to re-group, but a new home and created nice equity in just a few years. Jim, we will never forget you.
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Posted by Linda | November 5, 2020
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Professinal and helpful all the way!
I was buried over my head in debt. I contacted Jim Monaghan to help me file for bankruptcy. From beginning to end, Jim was professional, friendly, helpful and accessible. He did everything necessary to make sure my bankruptcy went through without a hitch. I was so relieved to finally be free of so much debt, and I would highly recommend Jim Monaghan to anyone needing assistance with a bankruptcy case. He's fantastic!
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Posted by B | November 4, 2020
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Ms.
Mr. James V. Monaghan Has been working on a worker’s compensation claim for me. He has been great has walked me through different things I was unsure of and explained them to me that I understood what was going on through the process. He has handled some court part so far and has been great with all of it. I would recommend him to handle your case.
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Response from James Monaghan November 4, 2020
I’ll try to continue to do my best for you.
Posted by Sally | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, honest and hard worker
My experience with Mr. Monaghan was a great experience. At the beginning he explained how things work in a case like mine. He kept me up to date as things changed. His administrator was very helpful and was able to answer any question I had. I would definitely recommend Mr. Monaghan for your legal needs.
Response from James Monaghan November 4, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words! I am happy we were able to obtain a good result in your case.
Posted by Robert | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Experience
Jim was very professional and always open to take my phone calls and texts. We communicated all the way through until the end. I hope to never need his services again, but if I do, he will be the first call I make. I will also recommend this lawyer to any family or friends who need his services.
Posted by doug | July 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
reliable attorney!
mr. monaghan was my attorney for almost a year and a half. it wasn't always smooth sailing. when you hire an attorney its about the end game and that's when mr. monaghan stepped up and fought for me when it looked pretty bleak! I couldn't ask for more from an attorney and I appreciate his patience with me ( its not easy ) and I would highly recommend james v. monaghan!!
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Response from James Monaghan July 29, 2019
Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate your patience as well.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
E.V.W.
Mr. Monaghan was a very helpful and supportive attorney who exhibited a professional and organized firm. He was wonderful and now my worried are gone. The Process was smooth and my stress level has decreased. I highly recommend anyone to use Mr. Monaghan as an attorney to help with their needs.
Response from James Monaghan July 20, 2017
Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Byron | July 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I would recommend Attorney Monaghan to anyone seeking excellent legal representation. He was very informative and eased any anxiety I was having with the process. His assistant Linda is a great part of his team. He was always available for questions whenever I had them. Perfect 10.
Response from James Monaghan July 20, 2017
Thanks so much Byron.
Posted by Beth | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly qualified attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Jim ensured that I was well informed and supported at each step. Excellent communication and correspondence throughout the process. I felt very safe being represented by Jim.
Response from James Monaghan April 7, 2017
Thank you Beth. It was my pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Daira | May 15, 2015
Wonderful
Jim was very helpful with my workers' comp case. He really sped up the process in which the insurance company needed to do. Also, he has a calming, reassuring aspect of his character that honestly I wish all lawyers would have.
Posted by Dawn | December 20, 2013
Dawn chapter 7 client
Jim was awesome! Very patient and kept me informed of everything that was going and what was going to happen. I would recommend him to anyone who needs lawyer services.
Posted by Robert & Rebecca | September 1, 2013
GREAT ATTORNEY!
Mr. Monaghan handled our bankruptcy with the utmost professionalism and we would recommend him highly. He was always available and happy to help at anytime. Thank you!
Posted by Kimberly | July 30, 2013
Mt Airy Learning Tree
From the beginning Jim created a sense of calm over a situation that was intimidating for me; bankruptcy was scary. His vast experience and knowledge came through as he mapped out a plan and told me step by step what was expected of me during the entire process. He was prompt with phone calls and email and occasionally texts. He reduced my anxiety and constantly told me everything was going to be okay; something I needed. He smiled through our hearing and with confidence and a smile said, "yup, it was that easy". I highly recommend his services.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of James V. Monaghan
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Solomon Berschler Schatz & Monaghan
  • 1994 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Philip A. Valentino
  • 1991 - 1994

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Rutgers University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • American Red Cross vs. W.C.A.B. (Romano)
  • Personal un/underinsured benefits not subrogable
  • Williams v. Home Alert
  • Fatal Claim Petition granted

Associations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Bankruptcy/Creditors and Debtors Rights Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • LeTip of Blue Bell
  • President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program
  • Referral Attorney
  • 1994 - Present
  • Wills For Heroes
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Upper Dublin Junior Athletic Association
  • Coach
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent since 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2022
  • Certified Workers'Compensation Specialist
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rating
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Best of Montco-Top Lawyer
  • Montco Happenings
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best of Montco-Top Lawyer
  • Montco Happenings
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Philadelphia Life
  • 2014
  • Awesome Attorney-Bankruptcy
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Awesome Attorney-Bankruptcy
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • Awesome Attorney-Workers Compensation
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • Awesome Attorney-Workers' Compensation
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best of Montgomery County-Family Attorney
  • The Times Herald
  • 2010
  • Montgomery County Distinguished Service Award
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • 1998
  • Award For Excellence in Civil Litigation
  • The Center For Forensic Economic Studies
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adult Ed Seminar
  • Domestic Relations
  • 2014
  • Adult Ed Seminar
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • Adult Ed Seminar
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2014
  • Nurse Case Management Inservice Meeting
  • Mock Vocational Deposition
  • 2011
  • Family Law Section Meeting, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Family Law
  • 2007
  • Workers Compensation Section Meeting
  • Workers Compensation Ethics Overview
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (42)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim is very intelligent, insightful, and knowledgeable in his areas of practice. He is also very down to earth, open, friendly, and very approachable. Despite this, he is very tough with adversaries and gives up no ground in advocating for his clients. Although he is a competitor, I endorse him in the knowledge that no client retaining his services will ever regret that choice."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim Monaghan for many years and have always found him to be knowledgeable and effective for his clients. I have referred clients to him in the past and will continue to do so without reservation, knowing that their matters will be handled well."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Monaghan's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers he has posted to questions on workers compensation law, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an extremely knowledgable, caring and effective advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jim for years. He's well-versed in workers compensation and he's one of those attorneys that I would call to help discuss difficult legal issues. I can sincerely recommend him to anyone."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Jim for any workers compensation matter. His knowledge and experience coupled with his dedication and commitment to his clients makes him one of the top attorneys in this area. Clients who have used his services have nothing but great things to say."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is an encyclopedia of legal knowledge. He really cares for his clients and gets great results."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have occasion to discuss many legal issues with Jim over the years and have found him to insightful and knowledgable. He is very well liked both by fellow lawyers in the community and by judges, and consistently offers his clients outstanding representation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is a great workers' compensation lawyer. He battles hard for his clients and I know I will have a tough fight on my hands when Jim gets involved in one of my cases. But I enjoy the fight because Jim is a true professional and a real gentleman. If you are an injured worker and have questions about your workers' compensation claim, do yourself a favor and go see Jim."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Monaghan is an extremely talented and knowledgeable worker's compensation practitioner. He works extremely had for his clients, and he gets them tremendous results. Quite simply put, he is the attorney that other attorneys call when we have questions regarding worker's compensation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure to work for Jim when I was a law clerk. I learned a great deal from Jim about many areas of the law, specifically bankruptcy, and I have since, without hesitation, referred several clients to Jim. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Friend
"Everyone I have referred to Jim for Workers Comp cases has called me and thanked me. He gets excellent results and gets them quickly...somehow. I regard him as the best in his field in the Philly area."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim for several years and he is an excellent attorney. Not only does he do a fantastic job for his clients, he is always professional and treats opposing counsel with respect. Jim is also extremely generous with his legal knowledge and never hesitates to help a colleague."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Monaghan has been an excellent mentor to me through the years. I frequently turn to Mr. Monaghan when I need advice or have questions regarding the practice of law. I have also referred a few cases to Mr. Monaghan because I know he is a top notch attorney. Most importantly, Mr. Monaghan's personality sets him apart from many other attorney's. Mr. Monaghan is refreshingly honest, dependable, friendly, approachable, kind, and caring. You can't go wrong with Mr. Monaghan on your side."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know James Monaghan personally, and can say that he is hardworking, thorough and has the highest integrity. I would have no hesitancy referring worker’s compensation cases to him and I know he gets great results. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jim professionally for many years. Jim is a true professional -- always a gentleman, but always a zealous advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jim since he took over my case load at Solomon, Berschler. My former clients were left in good hands. Jim is well liked by his clients and gets them superb results."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim is an effective and responsive attorney achieving results for his clients and maintaining a high level of professionalism at all times."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is passionate, organized, and effective. I have seen his work in court on numerous occasions, and he knows how to get the job done for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim is a tough lawyer who fights hard for his clients, and is very knowledgable and is well respected by Judges before whom he appears."
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Norristown Workers compensation Lawyer James V. Monaghan
James V. Monaghan
Workers compensation Attorney
Norristown, PA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available