Jon Campisi Dec. 3, 2011, 8:28am

Well-known Philadelphia-area personal injury attorney Marvin Lundy passed away Dec. 1 after a long, unspecified illness.

Lundy, 80, was founder and chairman of the Lundy Law firm, which has offices in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware tri-state area.

He was a fixture in the Greater Delaware Valley; his likeness could be seen on television advertisements and on area billboards.

According to his biography on the law firm’s website, Lundy was a practicing personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia for nearly 50 years.

During these five decades, the site states, Lundy succeeded in earning more than a billion dollars on behalf of firm clients, many of whom sued after sustaining injuries in motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice events, construction accidents, pharmaceutical slipups and other incidents.

“From the start of his career, it has been Mr. Lundy’s policy to meet with the firm’s personal injury clients,” his biography states. “His compassionate understanding of each person’s problems and needs enables him to assign the case to those attorneys and support personnel within the firm who are best qualified to manage the particular claim.”

Lundy was licensed to practice law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court and Common Pleas Courts, as well as the federal court in Philadelphia.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Association for Justice.

In 1985, his bio states, Lundy was given the Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s President’s Award for “25 years of unselfish dedication to the aims and objectives of the trial lawyers of this Commonwealth.”

And in 1997, Lundy received the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association’s President’s Award, “in recognition of his role as sage, statesman and trial lawyer leader par excellence,” the website states.

According to his obituary, Lundy is survived by his life partner, Curtis J. Roth, a brother, Albert Lundy, and two sisters-in-law, Claire and Libby Lundy. He’s also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A private service in Lundy’s memory was scheduled for Sunday.

Contributions can be made to the Anna and Samuel Lundy Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, 272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

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