James V. Monaghan
I am attorney James V. Monaghan and I have been practicing workers’ compensation law since 1991. I regularly appear before workers compensation judges defending the rights of injured workers. My clients have suffered tragic losses as a result of injuries at work. I have represented individuals who have sustained lifting injuries, falls, repetitive trauma, motor vehicle accidents, crush injuries, amputations, death and a myriad of other unfortunate events. With my extensive experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table I ensure that my client’s rights are protected and that they receive all of the benefits available to them under the law. I have been recognized as an expert in my field by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. I am among the first attorneys in the state to obtain the credentials and pass the rigorous written exam to become a Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney. I have lectured on the topic of Workers Compensation Ethics and I have written series of legal guides for injured workers and their families. I have participated as a speaker for the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (PhilaPOSH), a non-profit advocacy group that is sponsored by local unions and fights for the rights of Pennsylvania workers. I regularly expand my knowledge of workers compensation by attending Continuing Legal Education seminars on the topic. I am a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association Workers Compensation Section where I participate in monthly meetings that include regular updates on the law.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in 1988 from Rutgers College and my Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Villanova School of Law where I received the Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.