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James V. Monaghan

About me

I have been practicing law in Pennsylvania since 1991.  I recently started my own practice after being with a general practice firm for the past 19 years. My practice involves workers compensation, bankruptcy,personal injury and various other areas.  While I am more than willing and able to argue an 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 way that is cost efficient for my client and achieves the goals they have set forth in a expeditious manner.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    24 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 30%
    24 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    24 years
  4. General Practice: 5%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy James Kennedy

    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.


    Timothy Kennedy Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Levi Samuel Wolf

    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.


    Levi Wolf Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead Counsel RatingLead Counsel2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best of Montco-Top LawyerMontco Happenings2015
Best of Montco-Top LawyerMontco Happenings2014
Certified Workers'Compensation SpecialistPennsylvania Bar Association2014
Top LawyersPhiladelphia Life2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Awesome Attorney-BankruptcySuburban Life Magazine2013
Certified Workers' Compensation SpecialistPennsylvania Bar Association2013
Top LawyerMain Line Today Magazine2012
AV Preeminent since 2010Martindale-Hubbell2012
Awesome Attorney-BankruptcySuburban Life Magazine2011
Awesome Attorney-Workers CompensationSuburban Life Magazine2011
Awesome Attorney-Workers' CompensationSuburban Life Magazine2010
Best of Montgomery County-Family AttorneyThe Times Herald2010
Montgomery County Distinguished Service AwardMontgomery Bar Association1998
Award For Excellence in Civil LitigationThe Center For Forensic Economic Studies1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of James V. Monaghan2013 - Present
PartnerSolomon Berschler Schatz & Monaghan1994 - 2013
AssociateLaw Offices of Philip A. Valentino1991 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montgomery County Bar Association, Bankruptcy/Creditors and Debtors Rights CommitteeMember2013 - Present
LeTip of Blue BellPresident2006 - Present
Montgomery Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Workers Compensation SectionMember1994 - Present
Montgomery Bar Association Lawyer Referral ProgramReferral Attorney1994 - Present
Wills For HeroesVolunteer Attorney2011 - 2011
Upper Dublin Junior Athletic AssociationCoach2007 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
American Red Cross vs. W.C.A.B. (Romano)Personal un/underinsured benefits not subrogable
Williams v. Home AlertFatal Claim Petition granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Rutgers UniversityHistory/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Adult Ed SeminarDomestic Relations2014
Adult Ed SeminarBankruptcy2014
Adult Ed SeminarWorkers Compensation2014
Nurse Case Management Inservice MeetingMock Vocational Deposition2011
Family Law Section Meeting, Montgomery County Bar AssociationFamily Law2007
Workers Compensation Section MeetingWorkers Compensation Ethics Overview2001