James McManis - McManis Faulkner

James McManis

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1997
Phone: 408-279-8700

Jim is a veteran trial lawyer with tremendous experience and skill in preparing and presenting cases for adjudication – whether by jury, judge, arbitrator, mediator or the parties themselves. He represents various greater Bay Area companies in business litigation and trade secret, copyright and patent issues involving a variety of technologies. Jim also serves both businesses and individuals in employment disputes, civil rights actions, family law matters and the defense of criminal prosecutions.

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, and D.C. Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1967
B.A. in History, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1964

Stanford UniversityBA 1964University of California BerkeleyJ.D. 1967

Client Comments

"James McManis is a superlative lawyer, litigator, and advocate. He is highly respected by his clients, his peers, the judiciary, and his opponents."

"Jim McManis is an extremely bright and knowledgeable attorney. He is aggressive in pursuing his clients' interests but is at all times friendly, civil and a true professional. He has top-notch analytical skills and is able to communicate his ideas clearly to his client as well as to opposing counsel and the judges before whom he appears."

Office Location

Fairmont Plaza, 10th Floor
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the San Jose Metro Area
James McManis has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Municipal

Other Information

Gender: Male