Joseph P. Hanyon


Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania lawyer Joseph Hanyon has 26 years’ experience in vehicle accident and personal injury litigation, including all aspects of first party insurance claims, wage and medical benefits, third party claims, under-insured and uninsured motorist’s claims and bad faith claims. A native of Pennsylvania he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1990 and earned his multi-major B.A. from the University of Pittsburg in 1986 in politics, philosophy,  and economics. He received his Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 1990 and a Master’s degree in trial advocacy from Temple University in 1995. His experience also includes land use issues, zoning, and estate litigation, home owner’s insurance claims, construction litigation, general and commercial litigation.

Attorney Hanyon has experience in all types of general and commercial litigation, representation of individual purchasers and large builders in the Pocono Mountains, litigation of estates, property damage, breach of contract, bad faith of insurance companies commercial land use, etc.

His practice includes:

  • Zoning Disputes
  • Property Line Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Land Use and Development


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990


  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • LL.M. – 1995
    • Masters in Trial Advocacy, Temple University, 1995
  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1990
  • University of Pittsburgh
    • B.A. – 1986
    • Major: Philosophy
    • Major: Politics
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Custody Relocation Factors, MHK Attorneys, 2012
  • How Social Media Can Kill Your Claim, MHK Attorneys, 2012
  • The Buyer’s Handbook – Purchasing Property In The Pocono Mountains, Monroe County Real Estate, 2012
  • 9 Deadly Sins That Destroy Social Security Disability Claims, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • The Men’s Book: Divorce in Pennsylvania, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • What Every Woman in Pennsylvania Should Know About Divorce, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • 10 Biggest Secrets To Winning Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • What Every Pennsylvania Worker Needs to Know about Workers’Compensation, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • 42 Financial Documents You Need to Know, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • 13 Ways to Protect Yourself During Divorce, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • 5 Keys to a Successful Workers Comp Claim, MHK Attorneys, 2011
  • 4 Things that will Wreck Your Car Accident Claim, MHK Attorneys, 2011


  • Speaker, Real Estate, Monroe County Real Estate Conference, 2012
  • Speaker, Women’s Divorce, Radio Show with Lynn and Laura, 2011
  • Speaker, Short Sales, Investorfest, 2011
  • Speaker, Wills and Estates, Estate Talk, 2008
  • Speaker, Uniform Planned Community Act, M Realty Conference, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • AVVO “Superb”, Rating AVVO The Right Lawyer, 2011
  • Notary Public, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • BV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell , 2010
  • 5.0 Client Review, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Pocono Choice Award, Adam’s Outdoor, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Licensed To Practice Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1990
  • United States Middle District, Pennsylvania, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Lackawanna Bar Association, Member, 1991 – Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member
  • Monroe County Conservation District, Chairman 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Penn Realty Settlement Services, Inc., President and Director
  • West End Volunteer Fire Company of Brodheadsville Pa, Solicitor, 2002 – Present
  • New York City Department Of Finance, Law Clerk, 1998
  • New York Law School Litigation Clinic, Member, 1989 – 1990
  • Leshanki & O’Sullivan, Attorney, 1988 – 1990
  • West End Ambulance Association, Solicitor