Firm Profile

Oliver Maner LLP
218 West State Street
Savannah, GA 31401-3232
United States
(912) 236.3311

Firm Details

Founded in 1897, Oliver Maner LLP is one of the most respected law firms in the State of Georgia. In its 117 year history, the firm’s lawyers have developed and excelled in numerous practice areas. The firm's practice extends throughout Georgia and the United States.


The firm possesses one of the most successful litigation and trial practices in Georgia. The firm's lawyers have successfully represented parties in numerous complex commercial and professional disputes and have prosecuted serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. The firm has consistently obtained optimal results in commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and other business law disputes. The firm has an active practice defending professional negligence and civil rights claims. The firm's litigation department is known for a willingness to proceed to trial, and the firm’s litigation attorneys have compiled a unique record of trial experience and success compared to other firms in the area.

Tax, Estate Planning, and Business Law:

The lawyers in the tax, estate planning and business law departments provide a broad range of tax advice and services to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, estates, trusts and individuals. The firm’s tax and estate planning department provides legal expertise in the drafting of wills and trusts with particular emphasis on estate and gift tax planning and probate matters, including post-mortem tax planning. The firm’s lawyers offer an equally broad range of legal services to its business clients including business formation, drafting contracts, and participating and assisting with all other forms of business transactions.

Real Estate:

The firm’s real estate department participates in the acquisition, construction, sale and financing of industrial and commercial facilities and large residential projects. Members of the firm have been involved in some of the most complex matters in Georgia involving the development and construction of large real estate projects. This track record of experience has provided the firm’s real estate attorneys with a high level of expertise.

Lawyers in all Oliver Maner departments have been consistently honored by their peers as being among the best lawyers in the State of Georgia. In 2014, eight partners were selected by Super Lawyers  Magazine as Georgia Super Lawyers, and five partners and one associate were selected as Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

This outline is not an exclusive description of the firm’s areas of expertise. The diversity and high standards of excellence and professionalism demanded by Oliver Maner are evident in each of its  departments. The legal services provided vary from one department to another, but the firm’s 117 year commitment to the highest quality and most cost effective legal services for its clients does not.


Patrick T. O'Connor
Managing Partner

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Georgia in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Savannah in Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Savannah in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Savannah in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Savannah in Tax Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Savannah in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers

Firm Practice Areas

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers